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When it comes to beauty sleep, what you put in is what you get out. Simple tweaks to your before-bed routine can make a world of difference with you waking up feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to put your best face forward. They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing! Ahead, tips and tricks for enhancing your beauty game and making your #wokeuplikethis dreams come true.
OVERNIGHT MASK & BASK
Skin loses moisture while you sleep – about 25 per cent more than it does during the day. An overnight mask creates a permeable seal on top of your skin that makes everything underneath it penetrate better. As your face soaks up skin-saving solutions, elasticity and tone is improved over time. You wake up smooth and dewy without feeling greasy.
Are you prone to puffy eyes in the morning after a long night's sleep? Beat those undereye bags with an eye treatment such as Revitalift Filler Replumping Eye Cream. It contains hyaluronic acid, which helps fill lines and replump your skin.
Exposure to dry air and indoor heat while sleeping can sap moisture from the skin, leaving it dry, dehydrated and papery in the morning. Look for a slightly thicker cream, such as L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler (HA) Day Cream rather than your daytime moisturiser.
Work a protein-packed mask such as Elvive Re-Nutrition Deep Nourishing Mask through dry stands once or twice a week before bedtime and you’ll notice lusher locks in no time. Thanks to ingredients such as royal jelly and omega 6, this treatment produces long-lasting nourishment and hydration. Apply to slightly damp locks to better soak up the formula.
Silk bedding sounds like a frivolous luxury, but it’s worth it for its anti-ageing effects. Silk is a soft natural fibre that, unlike cotton, doesn’t absorb moisture from your face as you sleep. The satiny smooth finish also means waking up with fewer creases and wrinkles caused by indents from the material. This works for eliminating bends and kinks in your hair, too. Try wrapping your hair in a silk scarf for the same cushioning effect.