Feel like you’re severely under-utilizing your nighttime beauty routine when it comes to your regular eight hours of sleep? Why not look to those in the limelight for some advice? Famous people have always had a lot to say about makeup and fashion, but lately, celebrities’ weird nighttime beauty routines have been getting a lot of attention, and I found myself wondering what’s so important about your before-bed moisturizers and toners.
Apparently, as soon as you shut your eyes to get some sleep, your skin starts repairing itself, rejuvenating cells, and decreasing inflammation. However, it’s also much more vulnerable during the night, as it loses tons of moisture, and more sensitive cells start pushing their way to the top in an attempt to get rid of dirt and impurities. The same goes for the cells on your scalp, which is responsible for healthy and strong hair.
Whatever you put on your skin or body right before bed can either hinder or help your night beauty routine, and after a little bit of research, I’m thinking these celebrities are definitely onto something. Check out these celeb’s best before-bed hacks for beautiful skin and hair by morning — even if they are a little bit unconventional.
Khloe Kardashian Uses A Nourishing Nighttime Oil
When it comes to skincare advice, the Kardashians seem to be pretty much beauty mavens, but loading your face up with oil right before bed? In an Us Magazine interview about her nighttime beauty routine, Khloe Kardashian mentioned Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil: "I lay this stuff on really thick at night, go to bed, and let it work its magic," she shared. It’s formulated from a combination of plant extracts and vitamins (specifically A and E) that really help to moisturize your skin and heal any scars or unwanted coloration. Since it’s hypoallergenic, it’s great for sensitive skin, and reviewers love that it’s non-greasy, it smells nice, and it absorbs easily into your face.
Revitalize Skin With Retinol, Like Suki Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse is a definite fan of retinol according to Look, and she said she uses any kind of retinol on her face twice a week, right before bed. This Body Merry retinol moisturizer is a No. 1 best seller not only because it contains 2.5 percent retinol, but it features other natural and organic ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, green tea, shea butter, and jojoba oil — all of which keep your skin smooth, even, hydrated, and fresh-looking. Use this before bed, and dark spots will disappear, acne will fade away, and dryness won’t stand a chance.
Scarlett Johansson Loves Apple Cider Vinegar To Tone Skin
Another fan of the all-natural route is Scarlett Johansson, according to Huffington Post. She suggests using apple cider vinegar to tone and heal your face. “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing," she said — and that even if it's a bit stinky, it's "really effective!" These Hello Cider organic face wipes take all the beauty benefits of organic apple cider vinegar and present them to you in the convenience of a wet wipe. They reset your skin’s pH to help with acne and discoloration, and because they contain other (entirely natural) ingredients like tea tree, rose water, peppermint, and lemon grass, using one of these before bed will start to make a serious difference in the smoothness and health of your skin. They also come in an adorable little canvas bag for easy storage and travel, so what’s not to love?
Gwyneth Paltrow Detoxes And Hydrates With An Epsom Salt Bath
Gwyneth Paltrow is my kind of beauty guru — a lover of all things natural. Paltrow told Elle, “I take an Epsom salt bath every night to wind down," in addition to using essential oils on her pressure points. This Deep Relaxation Epsom salt mix (full of essential oils) not only creates a luxurious before-bed bath routine, but the mix nourishes and hydrates your skin with its entirely natural ingredient list. The mix contains nothing more than mineral-rich Epsom salts, lavender essential oil, vitamins E and C, and aloe vera juice. Still not sold? This stuff detoxes your body, eases your muscles, and smells absolutely heavenly — no wonder it’s got a five-star review.
Exfoliate And Stimulate With Coffee, Like Halle Berry
Halle Berry is a huge fan of incorporating coffee into her beauty routine says BuzzFeed, as it can exfoliate the skin and increase circulation. This organic coffee scrub has super simple and rejuvenating ingredients like Arabica coffee, Dead Sea salts, coconut oil, and aloe vera juice, which help to deliver vitamins and antioxidants to the skin, stimulate new cell growth and healing, buff away old dead skin that’s clogging pores, and moisturize and hydrate everywhere from your head to your toes. One reviewer comments, “This smells so good, I want to eat it!”
Blake Lively Sleeps With A Healing Hair Mask
Blake Lively uses her sleep-time to nourish her scalp, says Look. “My hair can get kind of frizzy and big, so I leave in a hair mask, rather than rinsing it out all the way,” she says. This Art Naturals argan oil hair mask is a No. one best seller because it’s got only the most hydrating and healing oils, like Moroccan Argan tree oil (which penetrates hair with its vitamins and fatty acids to heal split ends and reduce frizz) and jojoba oil (which stimulates follicles to grow stronger, faster, and healthier). Reviewers love it because it smells incredible and leaves hair feeling smooth and silky, especially overnight.
Emma Stone Cleanses Her Sensitive Skin With Natural Ingredients
Emma Stone told Cosmo, "I'm really allergic to a lot of stuff, so I can only use products with a single ingredient in it. I use a Burt's Bees cleanser.” Burt's Bees Radiance facial cleanser is a particularly great option for those with sensitive skin because it’s natural, hypoallergenic, and contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D and E — now that’s a lot of nourishment. Reviewers include everyone with every kind of skin, from oily and temperamental to dry and itchy, making this ultra-hydrating cleanser and makeup remover one of the best options for anyone with problematic skin.
Emma Watson Swears By This Makeup Remover
One of Emma Watson’s best secrets, according to Marie Claire, is a makeup remover that does some serious work, all without damaging her sensitive skin: "After the red carpet or a shoot,” she says, “this removes makeup without me having to scrub my eyes, which is horrible." Lancome's eye makeup remover is her go-to because, plain and simple, it works. It removes everything from waterproof mascara to super-thick applications of foundation with a few easy swipes, and even those with sensitive skin don’t break out. Reviewers say they love it because it doesn’t leave an oily residue, won’t clog pores, and — according to a woman who said she's been trying out different removers for more than 30 years — “No other brand compares.”
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Moisturizes Lips With Burt’s Bees
According to an interview with Byrdie, English model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley includes Burt's Bees 100 Percent Natural Lip Balm in her nighttime routine. Not only is it 100 percent natural without any parabens or phthalates, but this set comes in four refreshingly invigorating flavors — pink grapefruit, mango, coconut and pear, and pomegranate. The beeswax, vitamins, omega oils, and antioxidants are the best things to get your lips feeling smooth and moisturized by morning, and reviewers say they’re just plain addicted.
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