Want to learn how to glow up overnight? It starts with getting a good night’s rest. Here are 10 must-have tips on how to get the most out of your beauty sleep.
You might joke about getting your “beauty rest,” but did you realize there’s truth to experiencing positive beauty benefits while you sleep? It doesn’t always happen on its own. However, there are things you can do to maximize how a good night of sleep helps you “glow up.” (Image Credit: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels)
We won’t want to mislead: one night of excellent sleep will not transform you from feeling beastly into your ultimate ideal of beauty. However, an excellent nighttime routine and making sure you get plenty of restful sleep can enhance your beauty and your overall well-being.
How can you experience “true” beauty sleep? Follow these ten tips to learn how to glow up overnight.
- Choose a Quality Mattress
A restful night of sleep starts with what you sleep on. It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the many options available for a mattress, but it’s critical to choose a mattress that enhances your sleep. Choose the right combination of softness or firmness to make sure you sleep comfortably throughout the night—and wake without aches and pains.
Be willing to spend a little money when it comes to finding your ideal mattress. You’ll keep it for several years and sleep on it every night. It’s not worth the nightly torture to save a few dollars when purchasing a mattress to enhance your sleep.
- Prevent Pillow Damage
The type of pillowcase that cradles your head at night can damage your hair. The wrong kind of pillowcase material can also create wrinkles in your skin while you sleep.
Choosing satin pillowcases for hair helps protect your hair throughout the night. Cotton pillowcases can cause friction when you move throughout the night. This friction can cause frizzy and damaged hair.
Satin reduces the amount of friction with your lovely locks of hair, helping you wake with soft, healthy hair night after night!
- Don’t Sleep In Your Makeup
If you’re wondering, “how can I get pretty overnight,” sleeping with your makeup on is the wrong answer!
After a long day, it’s tempting to fall into bed and snuggle in for a night of sleep. However, sleeping without removing your makeup first can create significant problems for your skin. Leaving your cosmetics on throughout the night can clog your pores and lead to an outbreak of acne.
Even if you’re exhausted, take a few minutes to remove your makeup, then wash your face. You’ll sleep better and wake with healthier skin.
- Turn Off the Electronics
Sleeping better improves your skin’s glow! Watching videos on your phone or scrolling social media while in bed can make it hard to fall (and stay) asleep).
Put away the electronics before crawling into bed. If your mind needs help calming down at the end of the day, choose a good book to read in bed instead of watching TV or checking your phone.
- Wear a Silk Sleep Mask
Sleepy beauties can enhance your cocoon-like bedtime environment by indulging in a silk sleep mask at night. These masks help block out light and distractions as you start to drift into a deeper sleep.
Silk eye masks also help protect your skin from pillow wrinkles and lock in moisture to keep your face hydrated throughout the night.
- Indulge In Evening Skincare
Your skin does it’s best daily repair work at night. However, leaving your skin without protection can reduce the effectiveness of a good night’s sleep and your skin’s best opportunity to help you stay looking younger.
Choose an evening skincare routine that cleanses, moisturizes, and protects your skin overnight. Make sure you select skin care products that offer natural benefits and fit your skin type—oily, normal, or dry.
- Drink Water Throughout the Day
Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do for your skin and your overall health. Staying adequately hydrated throughout the day helps you maintain your hydration while your body sleeps for at least eight hours overnight.
While it’s essential to drink plenty of water every day, make sure you stop your water intake at least an hour before bed. Getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom can ruin your sleep cycles and interrupt your beauty rest!
- Choose Soothing Aromatherapy Oils
To prepare your sleep chamber for a night of restful sleep, choose soothing aromatherapy oils for your diffuser. Start the diffuser at least thirty minutes before bedtime to engulf your room with sleep-inducing scents.
Lavender is a common aroma for a soothing and calming atmosphere. Eucalyptus and mint can help you breathe better throughout the night.
- Sleep On Your Back
Most of us have a preferred sleeping position. However, sleeping on your side or your stomach puts pressure on your face and can cause wrinkles.
It might take a while to train your body to sleep on your back most of the night, but you’ll appreciate the benefits to your skin! If you can fall asleep while lying on your back, you reduce the amount of pressure and friction your face endures from your pillowcase throughout the night.
- Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Your body responds best when you can keep a consistent daily routine. Set a regular bedtime every night and stick to it!
When your body knows your schedule, it will begin to put itself into “sleep mode” when it’s time to get ready for bed. As you stick to a consistent bedtime and wake time every day, your body and mind can maximize the benefits of deep beauty rest during hours you dedicate to a restful night of sleep.
Follow These Tips When Learning How to Glow Up Overnight
Learning how to glow up overnight takes discipline! Find the tips and techniques that work best for you, and you’ll enjoy restful, beneficial beauty sleep night after night.
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