Beauty Sleep. Yes, it is real! Both the quality and quantity of sleep affect how you feel and look the following day.
This makes it so important that each and EVERY night you are getting the proper rest you need.
To ensure this is happening, we’ve come up with a list of tips to help you get a true “beauty sleep."
Your activities during the day will affect the quality of sleep you have at night.
Watch what you eat and drink
Eating greasy foods that your body needs to break down, or consuming drinks that are sugary or caffeinated, especially if close to bed time, will not put your body at-ease.
Do you find yourself having long days of running errands, or partaking in strenuous physical activity, and all you want to do is plop in bed and fall asleep? Activity causes you to be tired is actually doing your body good and ensuring you are going to rest well at night!
Come bed time, a day’s worth of healthy eating and drinking, combined with physical activity, will have your body feeling good and relaxed.
Can you spot your clothes in just about every corner of your room?
Like your mother has always told you — “Clean up that messy room!” A messy atmosphere isn’t going to help you relax and get your beauty sleep.
In order for your body to be at-ease, you have to create a zen-like atmosphere in your bedroom.
Turn Off the Technology
Cell phones, computers, television, etc. – Shut down, turn off, and put away! Do not keep them going all at once right before bed!
Say good night to the world, and give yourself some you time to relax and unwind about an hour before you fall asleep. This gives your mind time to relax, so you won’t be tossing, turning and getting an anxious night’s sleep!
Right Before Bed
If you want to wake up feeling and looking your best, you must get into a nighttime routine.
1. Commit to getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night
2. Go to bed around the same time each night.
3. Have a night time ritual
- Brush your teeth
- Cleanse, tone, serum and/or moisturize
- Apply an eye cream to reduce the appearance of lines, puffiness, and dark circles in the morning (P.S. Eye Pads can be put in the refrigerator to wake up tired eyes and reduce the appearence of puffiness.)
So remember, don’t skip out on your zzz’s, and follow these simple tips. You’ll see and feel what a difference it will make!
Do you have any beauty sleep tips? Share with us in comments below!