Improve Hair & Skin Overnight With 9 Bedtime Rituals
If you can't remember the last time you rolled out of bed feeling refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated — I'm right there with you. It's a blessing from the morning gods if I can get my eyes open before I make my morning coffee, let alone wake up to great hair and skin. If this sounds like you, and you've been wondering how to improve your hair and skin overnight, start thinking about how you're planning your bedtime ritual, or lack thereof.
If you'd like to stop waking up to breakouts, start checking if there's makeup sticking to your skin when you sleep. Having the right tool beside your bed can clear away every last bit of pore-clogging foundation. With calming ingredients like coconut oil, chamomile, and aloe, these wipes ensure your skin won't be red or irritated when you crawl into bed. And if you're sick of waking up to dried-out, frizzy knots, incorporate a hydrating overnight shine treatment into your bedtime beauty ritual.
Plus, bedtime beauty rituals like turning on an effective cool mist humidifier will make you wonder how you ever lived life without it. It circulates cool, hydrating air throughout your room, making a huge difference in the condition of your hair and skin when you wake up. So, master the art of overnight hair and skin treatments that actually work, simply by following these bedtime rituals.
Treat Your Hair To An Intensive, Overnight Hydrating Treatment
After your shower, apply this overnight hair treatment to your hair for getting luminous shine, brighter vibrancy, and soft and silky, touchable hair while you sleep. The results last for days, so you won't need to use this treatment more than once a week. One user raves about how the formula "is pillow safe and dries in less than five minutes," too, making it the ultimate beauty rest companion.
Switch To Silk Pillowcases For Frizz-Free Hair & Hydrated Skin
If you lay around all day on cotton pillowcases, make sure to switch them out at night. These 100 percent mulberry silk pillowcases are silky smooth, comfortable, and breathable — and your hair and skin will thank you for it, come your morning alarm. Other pillowcases (like a scratchy cotton material) can cause dry skin and hair damage over time from too much friction and tension.
Stimulate Hair With A Tea Tree Oil Scalp Massage In The Shower
Giving your scalp a massage can help hair to grow longer and way quicker by increasing blood circulation and distributing natural oils as a conditioner. During your next nighttime shower, cleanse with this calming shampoo that contains scalp-hydrating tea tree oil. The natural ingredient helps smooth a dry, flaky scalp and balance irritation to give you a healthier next-day style. Plus, the refreshing mint smell will help you relax when before heading to bed.
Encourage Healthy Glow By Morning With Retinol Moisturizer
Retinol Cream Moisturizer , $20, Amazon
Retinol can be an effective dermatologist-recommended ingredient that works wonders on everything, from uneven skin tones to sun damage and dark spots. This lightweight, intensive moisturizer is a great before-bed option because it contains retinol, along with essential vitamins, hyaluronic acid, and green tea. You'll wake up redefining 'beauty sleep' with skin that is soft and glowing — without breakouts. Users rave about this product, one even saying they had dark spots disappear in just a few weeks with this retinol cream.
Or For Dehydrated Skin, Replenish With Nourishing Coconut Oil Face Cream
Before you head into bed to continue your hot Netflix-and-chill solo date, set your skin up to be repaired and renewed while you sleep with this moisturizing face cream that contains certified fair trade coconut oil. It's a vital ingredient that will nourish skin and encourage radiance come sunrise. Bonus: It contains papaya and kpangnan butter to reduce the appearance of sun damage.
If Your Bedroom Space Creates A Dry Skin Cycle, Put Water Back Into The Air
Using a humidifier at night can help you to wake up with hair and skin that feels refreshed and hydrated. This best-selling humidifier is a great pick with ultrasonic cool mist technology that moisturizes the air for up to 16 hours, and it even has an automatic shut-off feature that turns it off when water levels are too low. Bonus: It comes with a small night light for anyone who likes a relaxing glow overnight.
For Easily Irritated Skin, Work Soothing Milk & Coconut Formula Into Bedtime Routine
At night, you always want to make sure you wash your face because leaving the day's makeup, dirt, sweat, or oils on your face can cause serious skin drama come morning. This gentle milk cleanser with calming ingredients like cucumber, soy protein, and green tea won't irritate sensitive skin, and it will make your face feel soft and smooth before bed. One user praises its natural, fresh scent and how this cleanser really doesn't dry out skin — even during the winter months.
Keep Coconut Oil & Chamomile Wipes By Your Bed For Lazy Girl Bedtime Hack
Even after you cleanse, sometimes there's pesky makeup that won't rub off of your skin. Before you leave the bathroom to climb into bed, take an extra step of wiping your face with these soft, natural cleansing wipes that contain soothing and calming ingredients like coconut oil, chamomile, and aloe. They'll make your face look and feel clean and will prevent new breakouts from sneaking in overnight. They're also great for anyone with sensitive skin and for the nights when you feel like you need to skip cleanser altogether because you're that exhausted (happens to the best of us).
Damage Already Done? Reverse Slept-In Makeup With Stimulating Face Mask
You had a long Monday at the office, got a little too comfortable in your bed, and put all skincare rituals on the back burner. Just bring this stimulating face and body mask into the shower when you wake up, and treat your skin to fresh ground coffee, kaolin, and agave syrup. The kaolin deeply cleanses impurities from your pores and the ground coffee acts as a natural exfoliator to buff away dry skin. Plus, with the rich coffee and cocoa smell, maybe you'll be able to skip your morning coffee run.
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