When you wake up in the morning, you would usually observe broken hair on your pillow and oil on your face. Over a period of time you might also see dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines appearing. You end up opening your beauty wardrobe each morning, to resolve these issues.
But, instead of using cosmetics, you should try making some simple changes in your lifestyle. Take a look at a few tricks that will ensure a ‘beautiful you’ every morning.
1. Get ready beforehand!
The best way to wake up looking beautiful is to sleep prepared for it. No, we are not asking you to sleep as decked up as women from Indian soap operas. Follow a simple skin care regime during the night time. Remove all your makeup, wash your face, and slather on some moisturiser before you go to bed. This is one of the simplest ways to wake up to a soft and supple face every morning.
What’s more? Use the night time for your beauty repairs. Yes, night is the best time for you to apply your beauty treatments, be it for your eyes, face or hair. So, invest in some good overnight creams and serums for the sake of your skin.
2. Sleep on silk or satin
This one may seem a little strange to you, but sleeping on silk or satin is the best way to avoid getting those irritating sleep wrinkles and fine lines on your face that you can get by sleeping on cotton. Since silk is so smooth, your hair and face will experience less friction as you sleep. This means, your hair will not get tangled easily and your face will be protected from early onslaught of fine lines. So, if not silk or satin bed sheets, then buy silk pillow covers to rest your head on.
3. Get plenty of sleep
Well, this one is no brainer (or so we hope!). If you take sufficient sleep, then you will not have to worry about your dark circles or under eye bags. Cutting down on the amount of sleep can speed up your ageing process as well. Sleeplessness prevents proper blood circulation in the body, especially on the face, thus making it look more pale. It is this blood flow which results in a brighter and youthful skin.
4. Sleep on your back
This is one of the most well-kept secrets of waking up looking beautiful- sleep on your back. Do you know that when you sleep on your stomach, your face gets squashed under the weight of your head, and this leads to wrinkles? Yes, this is true. Even many studies and researches have come to light that have shown that sleeping on your stomach increases the risks of wrinkles. So, for the sake of your beautiful face, one tip that you need to follow- sleep on your back.
5. Pile it under your head
Sleeping with your head slightly elevated will help to improve blood and lymph circulation in your body. If you are sleeping on a flat surface, there are high chances that your body fluids will gather under your eyes and lead to puffy eyes in the morning.
6. Braid your hair before going to bed
If you braid your hair regularly before going to bed, then it would not be a messy tangle when you wake up. This one is religiously recommended by most grandmothers. It not only strengthens your hair, but also leads to hair growth.
7. Do your laundry regularly
You may be wondering about the relationship between laundry and your looks? Washing and changing your bed sheets frequently is hygienic and help to keep away bacteria. You should change your pillow covers every other day, and your sheets twice a week. This helps to prevent the build-up of bacteria, which cause skin problems, such as pimples and blackheads.