Maintaining beauty is a hard job, especially for those who are swamped with hectic schedules. If you set yourself up correctly, however, a lot of that work can be performed while you sleep. Creating a nighttime beauty routine is essential in setting yourself up for a beautiful tomorrow. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to take care of your beauty before bed.
Use a Scalp Mask
Scalp masks kickstart your body’s natural oils to hydrate your scalp and leave you with luscious locks. If you struggle with dandruff, try an exfoliating mask to clear away dead skin cells and flakes. Just be sure to avoid overdoing it, because too much irritation can make your scalp even flakier and worsen the issue.
Take a Bubble Bath
While bathing is definitely important to clean your body and rid it of the grime and germs from the day, a hot bath is also beneficial for your mental state and beauty. Performing self-care in the form of pampering can drastically reduce stress and its effects on the body. Wrinkles, grey hairs, and acne can sometimes be avoided by this lessened stress and anxiety. After a long day, it’s important to treat yourself and unwind. Run a hot bath, throw in your favorite lavender bath bomb, and melt into the warm water.
Moisturize Your Skin
We’re always told to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, but does anyone know why? Moisturizing your skin helps keep it plump and young, by aiding in the repair of damaged cells. Hydration also helps cut excess oil or dryness, which can reduce skin issues such as acne or redness. Moreover, the massaging motion that you use to rub the lotion in helps generate new cells and boost blood flow to the area. Make sure you’re using a cream that’s ideal to your skin type, whether it’s an oil-free or skin-sensitive moisturizer.
Apply Lip Balm
A lot of the heavy lifting in moisturizing your lips can be done while you sleep. The wax or petroleum in lip balm provides a protective, watertight seal to keep your lips hydrated. As the temperature lowers at night, apply some lip balm to ensure that your lips stay plump and healthy throughout the night. Use balms with shea butter, coconut oil, or glycerin to provide natural protection for your lips.
Go to Bed Early
They say a good night’s sleep is nature’s medicine, but it’s also the secret to an effective beauty routine. While you sleep, the body produces new collagen that firms the skin and prevents wrinkles. Blood flow also increases, which circulates more nutrients to the scalp and hair. This can lead to thicker, stronger, and shinier hair. To get the most out of your night, use cool sheets and a comfortable mattress, and go to bed early enough to ensure that you get 7-9 hours of sleep.
It’s important to personalize these suggestions to meet your own needs, but we hope our advice has inspired you to take a few steps tonight to take better care of your unique look. If you have any other nightly beauty routines that you follow, we’d love to hear about them! Please share it with us on the Ogle School Facebook Page.