Many times our lives can be busy and complicated… but our beauty routines don’t have to be. In fact, I like to find as many ways that I can to let the products do the work for me, even pulling double duty. And I’m especially happy when I find ways for my beauty routine to work for me, even while I sleep.
Today, I’m sharing just a few ways I make that happen.
So, let’s recap…
First ALWAYS remove makeup before you sleep. Even if you do nothing else, your skin will breathe and you’ll improve the overall health of your skin while you sleep if you don’t have makeup on. I use Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Makeup Removing Wipes to take my makeup off, and then usually follow up with cleanser and other products. But there are just some nights, after some long days, where spending any extra amount of time in the washroom before falling into bed just isn’t going to happen. To avoid the pitfall of sleeping without clean skin, keep a pack of these wipes on your nightstand to quickly swipe off makeup, even waterproof mascara, oil and dirt in one easy step.
Also, try to go to bed with a full water bottle near you. When you wake at night, you’ll have something to quench your thirst… but what this is really for is to have your water ready for when you wake up. Water is the best way to kick off your metabolism in the morning, and by adding lemon essential oil or a squeeze of lemon into your water bottle (glass bottles only!), you’ll also jumpstart the detoxification process. Drink as much of it as you can before even going about your day and boost your energy as well!
Lastly, use that coconut oil! I prefer fractionated coconut oil, because it remains in it’s liquid state and is easy to use. Take a few drops in your hand and rub into the ends of your hair to let it moisturize and seal those ends while you sleep. Then, just wrap your hair in a twisted top knot and secure with an elastic. This will keep your hair up and out of the way while you sleep, saving it from more tangles and excess split ends from friction with your pillow case… and the big plus? When you wake in the morning and let down your hair, you’ll have natural waves ready for the day!
I even massage the remaining coconut oil into my skin, especially cuticles, and put some on my lips as a moisturizer for the night.
What about you? Do you have any beauty tips that work for you while you sleep? I’d love to hear them!
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