How to Wake Up With Better Skin—6 Tips That Work
In a perfect world, we'd all get a restful eight hours of sleep and wake with a luminous complexion that requires no makeup. (Oh, and little birds would braid our hair.) Unfortunately we don't live in a fairytale, and getting a solid night of sleep is more rare than a unicorn sighting. But there's no need to despair: These six tips will help you fake the effects of a full night of sleep by making the most of your body's nighttime repair mode.
Keep reading to see how to get better skin while you sleep.
Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase (£50)
You should change your pillowcase every few days as it's a breeding ground for bacteria, not to mention a home for residual dirt from your skin. Friction between the skin and pillowcase can also cause premature wrinkling, this super smooth silk pillowcase with copper ions in the fibres won't rub and actually helps to support the skin's nightly renewal process. Smart.
The Mayo Clinic recommends keeping your home at a humidity level of 30-50 percent. As humidity levels tend to drop during the winter, putting you at risk for dry, flaky skin and cracked lips, it's important to restore some of the moisture in the air.
Enter: the humidifier. While you may feel a bit granny-ish setting up a humidifier at night, this steam-blowing machine can have wonderful benefits for your skin, like keeping it plump, hydrated, and supple.
Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel (£42)
If you're prone to breakouts keep this gel on your bedside cabinet. With 2% salicylic acid it reduces sebum production, clears blocked pores and eliminates the bacteria that is responsible for the unwanted congestion. Get strategic and just apply in the areas where it's needed.
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