After a long, hard day at work or a crazy party, the last thing you want to do is prepare your skin for sleep. You skip your beauty prep, fall asleep and then wonder why you wake up with puffy eyes and dull, tired-looking skin nearly each day. All women are beautiful but not every woman takes care of her skin properly. While you can skip your morning face wash once in a while, you can’t allow yourself to skip your bedtime beauty rituals no matter how tired you are. Here are the things you should do before sleep to wake up looking your best.
1. Take a bath
One of the things everyone wants to do once they are home is to destress and relax. There are many ways to fight stress before bed. Some women drink a glass of wine, while others watch their favorite TV shows. Those are unhealthy ways that can make you look even more tired in the morning. Taking a warm bath before you hit the sack helps to relax and sleep better so you will definitely wake up super beautiful in the morning.
2. Wash off your makeup
Sleeping in your makeup is a surefire way to wake up with some pimples, skin irritation, fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you are using natural organic makeup or mineral makeup, beauty products as well as bacteria and debris clog your pores and lead to acne and even premature wrinkles, if you don’t wash them off each day before sleep. No matter how tired or lazy you are, take off your makeup in order to wake up looking fresh and beautiful.
3. Moisturize your skin
Although it’s recommended to put moisturizer all over the body, make sure you at least use your night cream and eye cream before you head to bed. Once you take a shower or a bath, apply your cream to your face and lotion to your body to keep your skin moisturized all night long. Dry skin looks more wrinkled, which means you won’t look your best in the morning if you don’t moisturize your skin at night.
4. Brush your pearly whites
Let’s be honest, how often do you skip brushing your teeth? Many women confess that they often forget to brush their teeth before going to bed and they think it’s okay because they always do it in the morning. Studies repeatedly show that not brushing teeth before bed can lead to some serious health issues, including heart disease. It sounds like a good reason to brush your pearly whites regularly.
5. Drink a glass of lemon water
Don’t worry, ladies, a glass of lemon water won’t cause midnight bathroom visits, unless you drink a few glasses. Lemon water keeps your body hydrated as well as clear you skin while you sleep. Give it a try tonight and you will wake up with a plump and radiant skin tomorrow. Enjoy a glass of lemon water in the morning to speed up your metabolism, boost your energy and feel and look your best all day long.
6. Get your beauty sleep
Sleep makes you feel better and look beautiful regardless of your age. You probably know you need to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night, but do you know exactly when you should go to bed to wake up looking beautiful in the morning? Between the hours of 11pm and 3am, your skin is repairing and restoring, so make sure you go to bed around 11 pm and get at least 7 hours of sleep.
Yup, meditation is one of those things that can help you wake up looking amazing. It’s actually my personal tip. I live a highly stressful life so often have to deal with stress-related skin issues, especially breakouts. What I found out is that meditation before bed helps me destress, get rid of negative thoughts and prepare for sleep. I fall asleep calm and happy and wake up feeling great and looking beautiful.
You see, you don’t need to spend hours before bedtime in order to wake up beautiful in the morning. Develop these bedtime habits to spend less time trying to hide under-eye circles and pimples. What do you do before going to bed? Anything to add?