Beauty Sleep: How to Get Prettier Overnight
While sleeping is all about rest and relaxation (obviously), it can also be productive for both the mind and the body. After all, we spend a third of our lives in bed! Choice products welcome the opportunity to get to work over the course of an eight-hour span while you’re in a blissful state of REM.
Keep reading to find out how you can fight wrinkles, firm skin, create a glow, or even zap a zit–all in the span of a single night’s sleep.
Slip For Beauty Sleep Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase ($79) – If you regularly wake up with a dreaded pillow crease across your cheek, or a crown of frizz around your hairline, you need to switch to a silk pillowcase stat. Besides its anti-aging abilities (no skin crease means no wrinkles), they’re also quite awesome for allowing hair to keep its silky-smooth luster.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector ($28) – This light cream product allows us to fall asleep with unruly, tangled, dull hair, and magically wake up with smooth and vibrant locks. It deeply nourishes, without a hint of weight or grease. Color-treated, fine, wavy, frizzy, broken, coarse, heat-damaged–all hair types will benefit from the power of this product.
Bliss Softening Socks ($52) Summer sandals wreak havoc on our soles. These socks allow us to deeply moisturize without getting peppermint foot cream all over our sheets.
Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion ($30) Wearing self-tanner in bed can be risky business, unless, of course, we’re using this. It drys quickly without any gross odor, meaning no color or scent transfer onto bed. Better yet, the glow it imparts is actually believable.
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Mask ($60) Although the air isn’t as dry as the colder months, skin can really dry out thanks to air conditioning, chlorine, and salt water. This overnight mask imparts a surge of hydration, yet has never once clogged our precious pores.
Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo ($32) For a deep clean sans shampoo, spray dirty locks with dry shampoo before bed so it can get to work all night and soak up all traces of oil. We especially love this formula since it is aerosol-free.
Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots ($12) These magic dots take a zit from angry and inflamed to subdued and neutral without drying out the entire surrounding area. We like to call them miracle patches, power-packed for your overnight slumber.
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com