We all spend at least one third of our lives sleeping so we might as well make sure our beauty rest pays off. There are definitely ways to optimize your sleeping time with overnight beauty tips that will help improve the condition of your skin and your hair. Plus you’ll wake up feeling like you’re at a spa, which is always a good thing in our book!
So how do you make the most out of getting your beauty sleep? It all starts with the right prep before you hit the sheets. Here are some of our favorite tips for making sure that you get the most out of your time asleep…
Overnight Beauty: Optimize Your Sleeping Time
Protecting Your Hair
If you have curly or textured hair or just want to extend the life of your blowout, sleeping on a silk pillowcase (we love the 100% mulberry silk ones by Slip Silk) or better yet with a silk sleeping cap like this from Zima Silk or this one from Alnorm if you have longer hair (both available from Amazon) is the way to do it. Mulberry silk also has anti-aging properties – it doesn’t pull moisture from your skin like cotton or poly blends do, since your skin and hair can literally “slide” on the pillowcase if you’re tossing and turning at night.
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Moisturizing Your Hands
Sleeping with moisturizing gloves on can be a great way to help your hands recover from all the hand-washing that we are doing these days, and these gloves by Codream (available via Amazon) actually have touch screen fingertips so you can still scroll through your social media or play games on your phone while you try to fall asleep.
And Your Feet
Wearing moisturizing socks to sleep is a great way to make up for the lack of professional pedicures in all of our lives right now. These Dr. Scholl’s socks have vitamin E and lavender oils which makes them ideal for improving the condition of your feet while you sleep. That said, any heavy duty moisturizing cream plus a pair of thick socks can do the job if you want to DIY it.
Use A Mask Overnight
While sleeping with a sheet mask on sounds challenging, there are some masks that are meant to be worn overnight, like the perfectly summery Trader Joe’s overnight watermelon mask. You can also go ultra-luxe with the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydration mask if your skin needs some serious TLC, or try the relaxing lavendar water sleeping mask from Laneige if you could use an escape to Provence for the night.
Prevent Fine Lines
Wearing a silk sleep mask may seem a little over the top, but mulberry silk can help to prevent fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes from developing (plus they are great if you want to nap during sunlight hours). The sleeping masks from Slip have an old Hollywood glamour to them. Coordinate them with your sleeping cap or bonnet and pillowcase for the ultimate luxurious bedtime routine.
How are you a literal sleeping beauty? Share your favorite tips and tricks in the comments or in our Growing Younger Facebook group!
You may like to read more of Jacqueline’s Shelter In Place posts like How To Fix Your “Quarantine Hair” In A Snap and The Best At-Home Beauty Advice For Sheltering In Place.
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4 thoughts on “Overnight Beauty: How To Optimize Your Sleeping Time”
I moisturize my hands and feet and wear Spa gloves and cotton socks on a regular basis. I stopped wear a mask but wrap my hair every night in a scarf. Great post!
I have been very thankful for my spa gloves during this pandemic. My hands are trashed from all the hand sanitizer.
I’ve heard great things about silk pillow cases. The socks and gloves are what I need right now after a long, dry winter. Good tips!
I can’t sleep without a silk pillow case now. I’d never sleep in silk sheets but the pillow case is a game changer.