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5 easy ways to achieve an overnight make-over
Recently, we informed you of some of the ways you may be harming your skin in your sleep. So it’s only fair that after telling you what you may be doing wrong, we cover some of things that you could be doing right. As we all know, getting seven to -eight hours of sleep per night is essential when it comes to beauty and your overall wellbeing, but there are also some overnight tricks you could be implementing to get even more out of your beauty sleep.
OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TRICK #1 Fix your feet
Suffering from dry and cracked feet? For a fast overnight treatment, simply apply some Vaseline to the soles of your feet, focusing on particularly dry areas such as the heels. Slip some socks on straight after to help bind the moisture to your feet and you’ll wake up to smooth, sandal-worthy soles.
OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TRICK #2 Create your own curls
Are you sick of waking up 10 minutes early to straighten your stupidly kinked hair? Would you much prefer to wake up with wonderful waves that require no heat styling? After washing your hair, let it air dry until it’s just a little damp. Run a light styling cream like, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Tasai Cream through your strands and then braid your hair. For loose waves, do bigger braids and for tighter waves do smaller braids. Sleep with the braids in and then take them out in the morning to reveal perfectly wavy hair.
OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TRICK #3 Humidify your habitat
Combating dry winter skin doesn’t have to mean slathering on the moisturiser until you stain the sheets. Instead, try investing in a humidifying device such as the In Essence Ceramic Electric Vaporiser. It will help to instil the air with moisture, which will help to plump your skin and keep it hydrated. Adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil will also help to create a relaxing environment for a deeper sleep.
OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TRICK #4 Repair”¨ your hair
If your hair needs a little extra help in the moisture or colour-fading department, try applying a leave-in conditioner before bed. Applying it at night will give the product more time to penetrate the hair without the disruption of heat styling or environmental factors.
OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TRICK #5 Love your lips
When you brush your teeth before you go to bed, give your lips a quick brush as well. Use soft circular motions to exfoliate them gently and then pop on a nourishing lip balm like Nutri-Synergy Lip Balm before hopping into bed. This is one of best ways to ward off dry and cracked lips in winter!
Have you ever tried any of the above overnight beauty tricks? What is your best before-bed beautifying tip?