These days women are spending as much time getting ready to go to bed as they do getting ready to go out, which is hardly surprising given that there are now just as many night creams available as there are day creams! If you’re fed up of waking up with puffy eyes, messy hair and blemishes, we can help. We’ve done our research and found some top beauty tips that will ensure you wake up looking and feeling fabulous. We’d always wondered how Sleeping Beauty managed to wake up looking flawless after being asleep for a hundred years and now we’ve finally sussed it – she’d clearly heard about these fantastic overnight beauty cosmetic tips!
Soften your skin
Most of us tend to moisturise before going to bed, but just how thoroughly? We recommend smothering your body in a delicious cream that will work to soften and rejuvenate your skin overnight. If you’re not too keen on hopping in to bed all slippery then simply moisturise a good half-hour before bedtime. Don’t forget about those tootsies of yours either as they’re bound to need a good moisturising. Apply a generous amount of Vaseline to the soles of your feet, concentrating on any areas with particularly hard skin and pop some socks on! You’ll wake up with gorgeously soft feet.
Style your hair
It might seem silly styling your hair before you go to bed, but trust us, a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your hairstyle as long as you go about it the right way! Bed-head is a hot trend for 2015, but you won’t achieve the desired effect without a little styling. To wake up with awesome wavy hair, wash your hair the night before and allow to air dry as much as possible. Add a small amount of styling serum and depending on the type of waves you want, either plait your hair or put up into comfortable buns (no pins). Un-plait or de-bun in the morning, give you hair a shake and boast ‘naturally’ wavy hair all day long!
There are any number of anti-wrinkle creams available, all you need to do is choose one that works for you, but there are other ways you can avoid waking up with more wrinkles than you went to sleep with. Cotton pillowcases can cause creases on your skin that can eventually turn into wrinkles, so try sleeping a little more luxuriously and treating yourself to a satin or silk pillowcase that will be kinder to your skin. If, rather than wrinkles, you find you wake up with puffy eyes instead, try adding another pillow and sleeping on your back to allow fluids around the eyes to drain more easily.
If your nails seem like they could do with a bit of attention but you’re too busy to give them the pampering they need during the day, perhaps it’s something best done at night? Apply a generous amount of cuticle cream before you go to bed and moisturise thoroughly before slipping on a pair of gloves and wake up to wonderfully smooth hands and strengthened nails! By applying before you go to bed you can leave your hands long enough for the cream to do its trick, rather than having to wash them soon after applying to allow you to get on with your day.
You should always wash your makeup off before going to bed to allow your skin to breathe overnight, but if you want to wake up glowing with clean and plump skin it’s always best to cleanse too. There are a number of cleansing lotions available so simply pick one that works for you and ensure you use it after washing your face. A cleansing and toning lotion will work to refresh and revive your skin and will condition and soften it overnight so you can wake up feeling revitalised and looking fantastic!