I shouldn’t be blogging right now but I found a pretty awesome article. Just wanted to share it here with you guys because I think that there are some interesting and simple advices on how to wake up beautiful!
Who doesn’t know dark circles and a puffy face right after waking up? Well I certainly do! The article is from The Fashion Spot but you can find also somewhat different and older versions around the web. I changed some of the points or slightly edited some passages but all in all I left it as it was. Ten points to help you wake up feeling and looking awesome!
The Sleeping Beauty by Kinuko Y. Craft (born 1940)
1. Change Your Sleep Style
Bad news for stomach sleepers.
The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds—that’s a lot of pressure to be putting on your face night after night. In fact, most dermatologists can tell what side of the face you’re sleeping on by the number of wrinkles there. If you just can’t sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side with a body pillow. Your face won’t be as smashed into the pillow. For those of you who are fortunate enough to be back-sleepers, try throwing an extra pillow under your head. Gravity helps lymph and blood flow so fluid won’t accumulate. In other words, wake up without any puff in your eyes.
2. Add Volume
Piling hair on to the top of your head with a soft hair tie (scrunchie, anyone?) will add major volume in the morning. Be sure to use something soft to pull hair up to avoid crimping and kinking.
3. Moisturize Your Feet
What better time to sleep with comfy socks than winter? Slick a coat of super thick ointment cream onto your feet and put socks on to seal in the moisture. If you’re a deep sleeper, you can also apply lotion to your hands and wear gloves while you sleep. You may feel silly, but you will wake up with hands that are soft and beautiful.
4. Sleep on Satin
To minimize the dreaded morning bed-head, sleep on a satin pillowcase, or tie a silk scarf around your hair. It’s a much softer material than cotton, so there’s less friction to cause frizz.
5. Whiten Your Teeth
Long gone are the days of sitting around waiting for sticky strips to whiten your teeth. There are Products that are formulated for nighttime use. Simply paint a bit of the product on each of your “smile teeth” and wake up with a dazzling smile.
Sleeping Beauty by Masha Kurbatova (born 1969)
6. Treat Your Hair While You Sleep
Once a week, try sleeping with a deep conditioner or night-time treatment on your hair. Wash your hair before you sleep, and comb a deep conditioner into it. It will be soft and silky afterwards! Use a shower cap or a towel so you don’t ruin your sheets..
7. Wake Up Glowing
Mix in a drop of self-tanner with your night cream, or try using a moisturizer that already contains a bit of tanner. This is best done a solid hour before bed, so nothing rubs off when you sleep.
8. Use a humidifier in your bedroom
Moisture is essential for beautiful skin. Since most of us live in dry climates, a humidifier is an easy way to get much-needed hydration. Humidifiers also help with snoring and colds, so everyone sleeps better.
9. A Clean Slate
Wash your pillow case frequently. Every time you go to bed without washing your hair you bring dust and other strange particles onto your pillow. If you have small open wounds there’s a bigger risk for bacterial infections!
10. Avoid Carb Face
To wake up with defined cheekbones, eat a high-protein, low-sugar dinner (try salmon and asparagus, a natural diuretic). Skip the rice, pasta and potatoes.
I’ve been following some of these advices for some time now and I feel and look definitely different in the mornings!
That’s it for now folks!
Seriously can’t wait to be back in March.. I’ve got so many things to share with you!