I love Beyonce; but over time, I’ve had to accept the fact that when she wrote, “I woke up like this–flawless,” she wasn’t talking about me. If I can be honest, I wake up looking crazier than cray, and I know I can’t be the only one. You know what I’m talking about: mouth guard on fleek and hair ungracefully falling in every which way. Don’t even get me started on that morning breath.
I believe that a good night’s sleep is a vital part of any health and wellness journey. So I’ve put together a list of my favorite nightly beauty tips to help you rest better, wake up feeling flawless, and cut a few minutes off your morning routine. Check ‘em out!
Shave your legs the night before. Not only will this give time for the red marks to fade, but it allows time to soak your legs in your nightly moisturizer for better results in the morning. Bonus tip: Shave once. Exfoliate your skin using Sarah’s lemon sugar scrub, then shave again for a closer cut.
Take your makeup off before bed. Seems simple enough, but many ladies skip this step. Start this process by removing your makeup with Honest Company makeup removing wipes. Follow-up with an exfoliating face wash or penetrating the skin with a Clarisonic cleansing brush. Even if you’re tired, don’t ever skip out on treating your skin well. It is the body’s largest organ and needs a regular touch of TLC.
Treat your hair while you sleep. Once a week, sleep with a deep conditioner in your hair. Fekkai’s Nighttime Follicle Boosting Treatment energizes your hair follicles while you sleep. Using oxygen, marine glycogen, and caffeine, this treatment stimulates hair growth, which results in thicker, fuller hair. If that’s a little too fancy for your taste, add a little coconut oil. I have thick, coarse hair so I rub a bit of coconut oil on my ends. If you have thin hair, you can still add coconut oil, but you’ll want to rinse it out in the morning.
Sleep on a satin pillow case. This will help manage those frizzy flyaways because it cuts down on friction between your hair and the pillowcase.
Change your sleep style. The average head weighs seven to eight pounds. I know for a fact mine weighs about ten. If you sleep on your stomach, that is a great deal of pressure on your face. Best case scenario, sleep on your back to relax your face and prevent wrinkles. If that’s just not an option, use a body pillow to sleep on your side.
Create a peaceful sleeping environment. Before bed, try eating walnuts, a natural source of melatonin, and spritz your pillow with a relaxing and natural oil blend.
Here’s my favorite little concoction:
In a mason jar, combine one ounce of vodka and ten drops of lavender essential oil. Seal it and shake it for 20 seconds. Next, add three ounces of water. Reseal it and shake for 20 more seconds. Funnel your relaxation blend into a spray bottle and spritz it over your pillowcase!
Do you plan to give any of these a try? Have any other tips to share with our radiant tribe? Tell us about it in the comment section! I’m determined to create a new flawless remix, and I’d love to have you join me.