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.
With energising ginseng this lightweight mask hydrates the skin and repairs the skin barrier so you wake up to a healthier and more glowing complexion.
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.
If you find eye creams too heavy this lightweight gel soothes the delicate skin around the eye area - hydrating to soften fine lines and de-puffing so you wake up looking, well, awake.
Use one mask for moisture (see above) and layer with another packed with vitamin C like this one. Vitamin C is an impressive brightener, helps calm inflammation and boost collagen renewal (which keeps skin young and bouncy-looking).
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.
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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