From mending the wear and tear of your body to undertaking reparative functions of the skin, all the important restoration of your everyday being is carried out while you are sleeping.
In fact, your skin cell renewal rate goes up, your pores are more accepting of beauty solutions when at rest, and your lymphatic system works doubly hard to get rid of waste, including dead cells.
Given all this, your nighttime beauty routine is far more important for skincare, than the one you undertake in the morning or through the day. Whether you want to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, or tone, schedule it all for one hour before bedtime for best results.
Your body needs a good dose of hydration at night, as it loses a lot of water during this hour—particularly if you sleep with the air conditioning or heating systems on. Stimulate the blood flow by generously massaging your face with a moisturizer for plump and supple skin the next morning.
Food & Drinks
What you eat before you sleep has a direct impact on how you will look when you wake up. Alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine should be consumed at least four hours before you hit the sack; and eliminating them altogether is, of course, a better fix.
The best time to apply your eye cream, anti-aging solutions, and acne creams are at night. Since the reparative functions peak at this hour, all beauty treatments will be doubly effective when your skin and body are at rest.
Sleeping on your back is a great way to avoid sleep lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Satin should be your fabric of choice for your bed sheets, pillowcases, and eye masks, as it is extremely forgiving to the skin.
If you have long hair, pulling it together using a soft hair-tie or a scarf is a good idea. This will prevent knots and the damage that comes with the friction between your strands, your body, and your pillowcase.