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10 Ways to Wake Up More Beautiful

Our beauty-loving Angel Joanne Alderson is a firm believer in getting the best beauty sleep possible to wake up refreshed and gorgeous! It all begins with creating the best possible environment in your bedroom and being strict with regular, early bedtimes for the best skin and mental health.

Once you've got your sleep time locked down, here are the rest of Joanne's tips on getting your best beauty sleep:

Sleep With a Humidifier

Upping the moisture in your bedroom will help hydrate your skin without loads of lotion. Especially great for dry and cold temperatures. It keeps skin really supple and allows your moisturizer to do its job. It can also alleviate snoring.The moisture from a humidifier keeps the throat from drying out and relieves the intensity of that annoying snoring sound. 

Hair Mask

A leave-in homemade hair mask while you sleep will moisturize dry and damaged hair. 

Word to the wise: Make sure you lay a towel down on your pillow or sleep with a terrycloth shower cap to avoid mess.

Hair Tied Back

  • Tie hair in a loose knot to keep away additional dirt and oil from pillow to face. 
  • Joanne says that not only is doing this great for keeping hair away from face but it also prevents hair breakage (and a must if you wear hair extensions like Joanne does!)
  • Tie your hair in a high pony so that the scalp is able to breathe. Avoid tying it too tight as hair on the crown starts thinning first.
  • Tying hair loosely is necessary, especially if you have long hair — your hair might get tugged while you are asleep.

Don't Rub Your Eyes

Sleepily rubbing your eyes doesn't help those dark rings and it pulls on the delicate skin around the eyes. This is a no-brainer for Joanne because she wears lash extensions, but every woman should think about the skin around her eyes as delicate tissue paper. Don't get rough with it, no matter how sleepy you feel!

Moisturize Your Feet

Get soft feet and beat cracked heels by using moisturizing socks. Try vaseline as an inexpensive alternative! Joanne says it's impossible for her to sleep with socks on, but to not worry if you kick these off in the middle of the night, it still is effective even if it's only temporary!

Avoid Cold Drinking Water

Keep room temperature drinking water by the bed over cold, which causes blood vessels in the stomach to constrict, and is shocking to the body and digestive system.

Satin Sheets

Satin sheets and pillowcases lead to less friction compared to cotton, translating to less potential skin and hair damage.  If you cant afford a full set of sheets, just get the pillow case — it makes  such a huge difference with hair and skin. The face slides rather than crunches against the satin. leaving so that it doesn't crunch against it, and no sleep lines are formed.

Elevate Your Head

Elevate your head on two pillows to help de-puff bags under the eyes. The elevation forces the fluid around the eyes to drain. Also great for encouraging "back-sleeping" (less friction on your face, see the last tip).

Clean Pillowcases 

Washing pillowcases every other day in hot water will prevent the frequency of face blemishes. This is  because bacteria, oils and dead skin cells can get trapped in your pillowcase and then transferred to your face. First use one clean side, turn the pillow over then wash! And remember to wash your bedding without fabric softener, which leaves behind a pore-clogging residue.

Sleep on Your Back

If you're a devoted side-sleeper, it will be difficult to change your sleeping position but don't give up! Try placing an extra pillow under your knees to keep you from turning over. You may not last that way the entire night, but any time spent off of your face will help.

 

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