Sleep not only helps us replenish the energy we spent all day but helps us get better skin as well. Every part and every organ in our body requires rest in order to rejuvenate and restore itself. Skin, considered as the body’s largest organ, is often the most neglected. That is why we should be aware of the fact that in order to achieve better skin we need 8 hours or more of sleep.
Skin cells regenerate more rapidly at night than during day. This gives us the chance to help out and enhance skin regeneration by simply following a nightly routine. Here are some secrets to better, healthier skin while at sleeping blissfully.
1. Clean your face before heading to bed.
Remove all traces of cosmetics by remembering to wash your face thoroughly before hitting the hay. Leaving make-up on your face will clog the pores and prevent proper hydration. This will further cause damage to the skin and cause pimples, black heads, spots and blemishes.
Right after bathing or washing up; apply a generous amount of moisturizer (like petroleum jelly, cleansing milk, eye creams and the like) on your face. This will keep your skin moist and hydrated throughout the night. You should be careful when choosing your moisturizers as some products in the market today are a little too harsh on the skin and may actually hurt more than help.
3. Sleep on your back.
Refrain from sleeping with your face directly on your pillow. This will prevent the formation of lines on your face caused by the folds or creases on the pillowcases and bed sheets. Continuous formation of these creases on the face may cause it to become permanent and may even cause wrinkles.
4. Use satin pillowcases.
The smooth feel of satin not only makes you feel comfortable but also prevents friction between your face and pillow. Look for pillowcases made of hypoallergenic silk in your favorite beauty store.
5. Keep your head high.
A perfect way to prevent puffiness in your eyes is to keep your head elevated while sleeping.
6. Drink a glass of water before sleeping.
Aside from the usual eight glasses of water a day, you should also drink a glass of water right before you hit the sack. This will also aid in moisturizing and hydrating the skin.
7. Use a humidifier.
A humidifier is a device that increases humidity within a room. With the increase in humidity, the skin is hydrated more thus helping us get better skin.
8. Reduce alcohol and salt in your diet.
Alcohol and salt have been found to cause puffiness to the face. You might recall experiencing this after a night out with friends wherein you consumed quite a bit of alcoholic beverages. This is caused by dehydration resulting from excessive alcohol consumption.
The next time you hear someone say that they are going to go home and get some beauty sleep, believe them. Waking up feeling beautiful is possible. Make a routine out of the tips mentioned above and rest assured that you will indeed get better skin and wake up feeling refreshed and more gorgeous than ever.