Logging in at least eight hours of sleep every night is essential for your health, and a good night’s rest can also help you maintain a glowing complexion. However, there are some other things you can do to ward off wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging while you sleep. Adopting a good nighttime beauty regimen will help you protect your skin and support the natural skin renewal process.
Here are five easy ways to give your skin a boost overnight:
#1: Treat skin to a hyaluronic acid serum. Hyaluronic acid plumps and firms the skin instantly. Applying a generous amount of this serum to the skin before you get some shut-eye could help to improve the texture and tone of your skin so that you wake up with a radiant glow. Just a thin layer is all it takes to smooth out your skin and protect it while you sleep.
#2: Sleep on a silk pillowcase. Sleeping on silk isn’t just a luxury – it’s a necessity for a healthy complexion. Silk helps your skin retain moisture and will help you achieve that fresh-faced look day after day. If you tend to have dry and flaky skin, consider switching from cotton to silk pillowcases to hydrate skin while you sleep.
#3: Use argan oil. This has been one of my nighttime beauty rituals for a few years now and has always helped to keep you my skin smooth and hydrated in any season. Argan oil contains compounds that heal the skin and can also nourish the skin with moisture. I use Mogador 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil regularly and it doubles as a hair treatment to condition the hair and tame flyways .
#4: Use a hydrating mask before bed. After you have removed all traces of makeup with your cleansing and toning routine, replenish lost moisture and protect your skin with a hydrating mask. I like to do this about twice a week and find that it helps to keep my skin super soft and radiant during even the most stressful weeks. One of my favorite products is the BOSCIA Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask. This is one mask that you don’t rinse off before sleeping so you don’t need to layer your skin with any other serums or creams. Just wash it off in the morning and use your daytime moisturizer or a beauty oil before applying makeup.
#5: Stack your pillows. If you always wake up with puffy eyes or your face tends to look puffy and bloated in the morning, add an extra pillow to improve circulation and reduce fluid retention around your face and neck. Just make sure you still have plenty of neck support while you sleep.