Want to get out of bed looking glamorous and gorgeous?
Here are some simple ways
Don't sleep on your stomach
If you're fond of sleeping on your front, the first step to looking beautiful in the morning is to find a new preferred pose for the evening. Sleep lines are caused by sleeping positions that squash your face on one side. The average head weighs around 3.6kg. Imagine all that weight on your face - a recipe for crinkled morning skin.
Satin or silk pillows
If you really can't sleep in any other position than on your tummy, invest in satin or silk pillow covers. These super-soft materials help your skin and hair to glide along them when you move around in your sleep. Less friction and creases means less frizzy hair and skin crinkles.
Pile up the pillows
If you lie flat during your slumber, fluids can pool around your eyes and make them appear puffy in the morning. By keeping your head elevated during the night, the fluids don't have chance to gather and you wake up looking bright-eyed and beautiful.
Get your glow on
Say goodbye to that pasty morning face and hello to sun-kissed skin. Before your bedtime routine, exfoliate your skin, moisturise, apply some fake tan and wait a few hours. Right before bed, wash it off and go to bed fresh as a daisy. You'll wake up with a sun-kissed glow.
Wear your hair in a bun
We love voluminous hair in the morning, but that doesn't mean we love it to look like we've been dragged through a hedge backwards. The controlled voluminous look is where it's at. Pile your hair in a high bun on top of your head to add some controlled volume. This way, your hair won't get in the way while you're in the land of nod and when you wake up it looks big and sexy.
We don't recommend wearing makeup to bed, but if there's no way round it, there are some natural mineral powders out there that can cover up imperfections without clogging your pores. Make sure you get a natural mineral makeup and apply with a clean brush before you go to bed.
Moisturise before bed
Who wants to wake up with dry, flaky skin? Apply a nourishing moisturiser on your face and neck before bed to wake up with plump, revitalised skin. You can apply a moisturiser to your feet, too, and you'll feel even more beautiful in your waking hours.
Go to bed at a decent time
The phrase "beauty sleep" is actually grounded in truth. Those who get their recommended eight hours of sleep a night have smoother, clearer skin. If you are sleep deprived, you can look pale, worn-out, and have bags under your eyes. Go to bed at a decent time, so you can fill the recommended quota.
Wash your face
Don't make the mistake of thinking that sleeping in your makeup means that you'll look gorgeous when you wake up. The chances are, no matter how smudge-proof, waterproof or long-lasting that mascara is, it will be a mess by the time you've tossed and turned all night. Cleanse away any dirt and oils that are sitting on top of your skin before bed and you'll wake up feeling clean and beautiful.
Slather on some body butter before you drift off, and you'll wake up feeling smooth and smelling good. Pay particular attention to dry areas such as elbows and knees. For super-smooth legs, make sure you've gone through your usual hair removal routine before you go to bed so you can be proud to strut around looking gorgeous in the morning.
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