Establishing a beauty routine for bedtime can feel like quite the chore, especially for most of us who hit the hay without thinking twice about the health of our skin. A bedtime beauty routine doesn’t have to be a task though, it can be completed in a few simple steps. Here’s 5 (super) simple things that will change how you feel and look when you wake up in the morning!
Remove all makeup
We know how basic this is to remind you, but in case you forgot, leaving on makeup overnight is a complete no-no! Prolonged makeup-wear is catastrophic to your skin, so be sure to remove everything so your pores can be fresh and squeaky clean upon waking up. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether or not you’ve removed all of your makeup. (Have you tried the white towel test?) Use our facial brush to ensure you pass the white towel test each time and go to bed with clean-as-can-be skin!
Turn on a humidifier
Regardless of the season, if you have the heat on in the winter or air conditioning on in the summer, those utilities are sucking the much-needed moisture out of the air. Turning on a humidifier at bedtime will put back the moisture into the air and in turn hydrate your skin, giving you a supple and moisturized glow! Check out our personal humidifier which operates with just the simple use of a water bottle!
Sleep on a silk or satin pillow
If you aren’t already using a satin or silk pillowcase, we definitely recommend getting one! They are softer and smoother on your skin and cause less snagging of your hair. No matter what pillowcase you are using, make sure to wash it every 2-3 days to avoid a build-up of dirt and oil from the environment as well as from your skin and hair touching the pillow and transferring back onto your skin. A clean pillowcase = less clogged pores and blemishes!
Applying leave-in conditioners, overnight gel face masks, and moisturizing creams before you go to bed allows them to penetrate into the skin and hair more efficiently. After all, if you are sleeping a recommended third of the day (8 hours), this is prime time for keeping your hair and skin moisturized without any extra effort. Just sleep tight and let the ingredients work their magic!
Go to bed at a reasonable time
I know, I know... A lot easier said than done. Our busy, on-the-go lives make it difficult for us to catch those 8 hours of z’s, but who likes waking up with dark undereye circles? The best way to combat dark circles and a trend of not sleeping enough is to set up a scheduled routine and stick to it. Putting away your phone by a certain time and starting a nightly routine can do wonders for your physical and mental health and overall beauty!
What beauty habits do you make a part of your bedtime beauty routine? Be sure to let us know what we missed by adding your suggestions in the comments!