Sometimes being a busy mom can make us fall a little behind when it comes to keeping up with our beauty. We just don’t have time to pamper ourselves like we used to now that we are running around after toddlers, working, cleaning and cooking. But just because we are busy, doesn’t mean that our looks have to suffer. Here are some great overnight beauty tricks to keep up your well maintained look while you sleep at night:
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1. Satin or Silk Sheets
Those cotton pillowcases you have can actually be harming not only your skin, but also to your hair. Researchers have found that when slept on, cotton pillowcases create pressure on your skin that causes wrinkles. Satin ones, however, do not. Also, the rougher cotton pillow cases tend to cause more breakage on your hair, but silk ones are softer and will help reduce the amount of breakage. Now you have a good reason to indulge in those fancy sheets you’ve been wanting.
2. Softer Feet
If you don’t have time to get a pedicure, you can easily soften up your feet at home overnight. Before you get in bed, massage some vaseline onto your feet, then put some socks on. When you wake up in the morning and take the socks off your soft feet will definitely thank you. They will be less dry and those nasty cracks in your heels will start to heal.
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3. Manicure Treatment
Not only can you get a little pedicure treatment while you sleep, but you can also get a little manicure treatment as well. If you’re nail beds are dry, apply a small amount of coconut oil to your cuticles before you hit the hay. Depending on the amount of oil you put on, you can decide if you want to wear gloves or not. When you wake up, your nail beds will be happy and hydrated.
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4. Change Your Sleep Position
I’ve got bad news for all you stomach and side sleepers out there. Sleeping like this can actually cause bags under your eyes because fluid tends to collect in that area. To avoid this, sleep on your back. I know that is easier said than done, but try putting more pillows under your head to increase your incline. This will allow the fluid in your face to drain instead of collecting and sitting all night.
5. Use a Humidifier
If you have dry skin, like me, try using a humidifier in your room while you sleep. It will increase the moisture in the air and help moisturize your skin. Just be sure to change the water out every day to avoid bacteria from growing inside the machine.
6. Style Your Hair
There are so many ways you can do your hair before bed so that while you sleep it creates an effortless style in the morning. You can braid your hair or wrap it around a headband to create waves, or you can simply sleep with it a little damp and let the natural look take its course. Play around with what works for you and what looks best.
7. Nourish Your Hair
Before you head to bed apply some leave in conditioner to your hair and let it soak in all night. It’s the perfect time for your hair to soak in that extra moisture that it needs. Your hair will feel much more hydrated and healthy when you wake up in the morning and if it looks a little greasy, just wash it out when you take a shower.
8. Soften Your Lips
Coconut oil has so many uses. One other way, besides applying it to your nail beds, is to apply a little on your lips before getting in bed. It will hydrate your lips overnight and make them feel nice and smooth in the morning.
9. Whiter Teeth
Whitening your teeth is the perfect thing to do while you’re sleeping. You usually have to leave some sort of whitening product on for a few hours anyways, so it would be better to do this while sleeping than during the day. There are even some natural remedies that you can use, like baking soda. Rub a little baking soda onto your teeth and leave it on for five minutes, then rinse thoroughly before climbing in bed. If you do this you usually have to wait a while before you eat or drink anything so if it’s done before bed you won’t have to worry about being hungry or thirsty and not being able to eat or drink anything.
10. Lengthen Your Lashes
A lot of women wish they had longer eyelashes. One way to get those is to apply a small amount of castor oil on your eyelashes. Make sure to use a clean eyelash wand when doing this. Leave it on your eyelashes overnight and when you wake up in the morning wash it off with warm water before washing your face. You might not see results overnight, but after doing this for a few months, you will.