It’s no secret that getting a good night sleep is essential to good health. I for one am cranky and can have my entire day fall apart if I don’t prioritize quality sleep. From my physical energy to the bags under my eyes, every part of my body is affected if I don’t get a good nights rest.
When you are sleeping, your body is in repair mode. Everything from your hormones, immune system, brain function and skin is affected. This is the most important time to prioritize your skin and beauty routine so that the effects are magnified during this stage of rest.
Good sleep starts with a quality mattress. Beautyrest has some of the most luxurious mattresses on the market. As an industry leader, they were the first to introduce a queen and king size mattress, the first to do a “No-Flip” mattress and are known for their innovation and advanced technology. I’m currently sleeping on the Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid Mattress which delivers support and comfort for a deep sleep. It’s a firm mattress without being too stiff and the pocketed coils offer conforming back support and motion separation so I don’t even feel James at the other end of the bed. I wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day!
Once you have the bed of your dreams, here are some of my top beauty tips:
- Invest in a silk pillowcase – silk helps keep moisture close to your skin and can help keep your skin smooth and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Think about how much less abrasive it is when you rub up against it. It also creates less static and friction on hair that can cause bed head or worse, split ends and breakage.
- Avoid hair elastics – speaking of hair breakage, hair elastics, especially if you tie your hair in a tight ponytail, can cause a lot of damage. Instead, leave it down or opt for a fabric scrunchie or hair ties that use words like “snag-free” or “no damage” in the title.
- If breakage is a concern, do a weekly coconut oil mask. Just apply about an hour before bed and then shampoo out in the AM for noticeably stronger hair in no time.
- Under no circumstances should you sleep with makeup on. Whether you’re using a face wipe, cleanser or double cleanse (I vote double cleanse!) make sure no makeup is on your face. Sleep is your time for skin to rejuvenate and it needs a clean surface to do so productively.
- Have an optimal skin regimen. I mentioned double cleansing, that’s when you use a makeup remover (often times a cleansing oil) and then a face wash. The idea being the first takes off your makeup so the cleanser can wash your skin clean. From there it goes toner, serum, moisturizer and eye cream. I often substitute my moisturizer for an overnight mask for extra hydration. You should also exfoliate 1-2 times a week.
- The products you pick in your regimen should be based on your skincare needs. Anti-aging, hyperpigmentation/brown spots and dryness are popular categories of which you can find optimal products for your routine. Just note, the moisturizer you use in the evening should specifically be designed to work at night and not contain SPF.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep skin hydrated and add a few wedges of lemon or sliced cucumber for some added health benefits.
Thank you BeautyRest for Partnering with me on this post by providing a mattress to review!