Every girl dreams of waking up and looking gorgeous enough to start the day without a ton of primping, right? My skin doesn’t always look that great when I get up and I have to pull out the lotions and potions to cover things up. However, by using these simple tips that I’ve gathered from the experts, you can wake up with fresh, glowing skin any day of the week. Try these things tonight so you wake up to a great morning.
1. Wipe off All the Makeup and Products on Your Face
You’ve heard it a million times – don’t sleep with your makeup on. This is because slumbering with cosmetics all over your face can leave you with clogged pores that will lead to acne and blemishes. Do this often and mornings aren’t going to be pretty. Use a simple makeup wipe to get rid of that makeup so that you can wake up to lovely, gorgeous skin.
2. Exfoliate in the Shower before You Go to Bed
Exfoliating is the perfect way to wake up to glowing skin. Exfoliation helps strip all the dead skin cells and built up products off your skin, revealing the lovely, radiant skin beneath. Do a gentle exfoliation each night before you go to bed and every morning will be glowing. Choose a mild exfoliating facial cleanser and kill two birds with one stone.
3. Slather on a Face Oil before You Fall Asleep
You may be hearing all about oils for your skin, lips and hair. They are exploding in popularity because they really work. A drop or two of facial oil before you fall asleep means that the product does its work while you sleep and you can wake up to perfect, flawless skin in the morning. Experts suggest using a night oil several times per week for the most benefits.
4. Wear a Sleep Mask until You Wake up
A sleep mask is formulated specifically to help you wake up to better skin. Your skin is repairing and regenerating while you sleep, which makes it the ideal time to slather on a night mask. Skincare experts recommend using a sleep mask instead of your usual nighttime routine a couple of times each week.
5. Try an Overnight anti-Aging Peel
You don’t have to take the time to go the salon for a professional peel, nor spend the money to have it done. The perfect time to do a peel is while you sleep. All you have to do is wash your skin and apply the peel product. Then go to sleep and be ready when you wake up to a glowing complexion. Perfect!
6. Moisturize Really Well before Hitting the Sack
Moisturizing your skin is a vitally important step for keeping it looking healthy and glowing, both morning and night. Choose a good quality facial moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type, whether that’s oily, dry or normal. Use about a tablespoon or two and gently massage the moisturizer into your face, jaw and neck. Easy, right?
7. Use Silk Pillowcases
Getting a good night's sleep is an essential part of good skin care. However, you want to make sure you're not using harsh pillowcases that are sucking all the moisture from your face by using a silk eye mask or silk pillowcase to baby your skin while you sleep.
8. Enjoy Caffeine and Sugar in Moderation
The combination of caffeine and sugar might seem like a good way to get you through the morning or afternoon slump. But, in reality, both can wreak havoc on your skin and your sleep. Avoid going overboard with caffeinated drinks or sugar to prevent waking up with dark circles or puffiness.
9. Use a Humidifier
Your humidifier might be your go-to when you're sick but it's also a simple and effective way to ensure your skin stays hydrated overnight. Wake up to supple and smoother skin by enlisting the help of your trusty humidifier.
10. Start Tonight and Create Good Habits
All of these tips are all well and good, but they only work if you use them on a regular basis. Start tonight and create some great habits that will help you wake up every single day with the glowing skin you want and love.
Do you love your skin when you wake up in the morning? Which of these tips are you going to try tonight?
This article was written in collaboration with editor Lisa Washington.