Sleeping Beauty~ how to wake up gorgeous!

Sleeping Beauty~ how to wake up gorgeous!
Hello Lovelies! :twinkles:

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! :oh:


16 Responses »

  1. I always forget to moisturise my feet, It’s just one of those things isn’t it? I wish I could avoid carbs! I have rice every single day pretty much- damn my Chinese diet!

  2. Great tips! I never knew that eating carbs in the evening made your face puffy! :ohno: Bye bye tuna pasta bake – well maybe not ALL the time heheh. And I’ll definitely try the hair tips as I’m desperately trying to get my hair to be more exciting at the moment!

  3. i love this list!! i especially love the carb one hahaha.. i try to eat lower protein at night too.. because otherwise i feel so bloated in the morning!!

  4. @ ShuShu ♥: hahaha yes, you’re right! I tried sleeping on my back but I keep turning around during sleep T.T some other points are much more easy to follow though :whistle:

    @ winnie: aaaah I love carbs too :tongue: actually I love pretty much every kind of food..
    I tried the “moisten your feet” point and they felt so good afterwards.. I should definitely do that more often! :catexclam:

    @ Maisy: I didn’t know either but it sounds somewhat realistic! Noooo I loooove Tuna pasta :oh: well I love Tuna everywhere hehe.. :totorosmile: Piling your hair on to the top of your head really works! of course not for hours if you don’t use something to fix it.. but it helps :nyan:

    @ trishie: You’re very welcome trishie :happy:

    @ lisa: I’m glad you like it! :smile: Eating lower carb at night makes totally sense! But of course I can’t deny myself a plate of warm pasta after a hard and cold day :tongue:

    @ The life after: I hope it helps! Fortunately I’m a morning person but I know someone (hrhr) who’s the exact opposite… :kitten:

    @ Marion ♥: I have satin sheets but I don’t like them too much.. I prefere cotton with friction :hehe: but I guess it really helps to minimize the “bed-head”.. :smile:

  5. Very interesting and good tips! thanks for sharing :)

    Looking forward for your ‘proper’ return. In the mean time, gambatte~~!

  6. Wenn man alle Ratschläge gleichzeitig anwendet, sollte man aber besser allein schlafen, sonst könnte es beim Männle mit Alpträumen enden. Stell Dir nur mal vor Handschuhe und Socken mit Creme drunter, Zahnbleichmittel und Duschhaube auf dem Kopf, im Dunklen bestimmt eine interessante Erscheinung. LG

  7. @ Jian: You’re welcome and thank you! I’m also looking forward to it! :merononigiri:

    @ Piperita Patty: don’t worry! I’m sure the package will arrive! The lady at the post office said it would take 12-16 days for the package to arrive… It should arrive in the next 2 days.. :klimper:

    @ Akiko: You’re welcome! :)

    @ Danii: beim lesen deines kommentars musste ich richtig grinsen :wink: den gedanken hatte ich nämlich auch schon! Lustig dass noch niemand was dazu geschrieben hat harhar :ghihi: damit Silvankun keine alpträume kriegt kann ich echt nur beschrānkt alle punkte gleichzeitig durchführen :nope:

    @ Vermilion: Thanks! :arigatou:

  8. nice tips! LOL the last one is totally not me.. I’m lucky I o really get much water retention on the face. I always roll around the bed sleeping apparently :P I’ve been using an iPhone application called Cleep Cycle – it’s amazing… it’s basically measuring the time when I’m in deep sleep or not!

  9. My thoughts while reading this:

    I couldn’t help but think that my head must totally weigh over 10lbs, with all the hair and stuff up there. I’m a moving sleeper, usually my sides or my back though so Yay! I already did the scrunchie thing but mostly because my hair tickles my neck when I sleep. <O< I don't know if i've told you but the women in my family have dry feet so I've moisturized my feet religiously at night since I was old enough to realize I would one day have cracked feet if I didn't. :D My bedsheets are black satin! Aaah…i do need to whiten my teeth and treat my hair…life just gets in the wayyyy. Hee…I don't think I need any tanner! <3 I love humidifiers …but I also love carbs…skip the potatoes D: I can't do that! (And I'm proud to say I wash my pillowcase every week!)

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