9 Quick and Easy Tips for Beauty Sleep

If you want your beauty sleep to be effective you have to do it properly.  It isn’t like you can just start sleeping and expect to become more attractive.  No, there are specific tricks that must be implemented into your nightly routine.

 

1. Silk Pillow Cases

Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly all had one thing in common.  Well, besides being a famous and beautiful woman, they all relied on their silken sheets to keep their faces smooth. Silk is much softer on the skin than cotton. But the best part, it will not create static, so your hair will stay silky and beautiful.

2. Natural Detergents

Your silken sheets and pillow cases need to be washed and replaced every three days.  The epidermis (the outer layer of skin) is all made of dead skin cells.  During sleep a lot of these flake off.  Think about it, you don’t want all that dirty junk building up in your bed sheets.  So make sure to keep it clean.

On another note, most people are highly allergic to laundry detergent.  So avoid washing your clothes, sheets and pillow cases with any toxic or scented detergents. Avoid detergents with ammonia, phenol, phosphorous, and naphthalene. Look for all natural detergents. Don’t use drier sheets either, instead pour a drop of lavender on a clean clothe and throw it in the drier with the load.

3. Bedroom Plants

Plants can reduce indoor pollutants by up to 80 percent. They are going to detoxify and purify the air.  So consider adding pet plant in your bedroom, you may be surprised at the noticeable difference.

4. Wash and Moisturize

If you are a women, you probably wear a load of makeup on your face.  Don’t sleep with this still on your face.  Take the time to wipe it off, cleanse your skin, and then moisturize.  For guys too,  take five minutes a night to clean all the dirt sweat of your disgusting face.  It is like leaving a dirty dish on the table.  Just clean up after yourself.

5. Humidify

Investing in a humidifier is a great way to get your skin glowing.  Especially for those of you who live in dry desert climates a little extra humidity is going to go a long way.  The water vapor in their air is going to moisturize your skin during night, giving you a nice plump vigor in the morning rather than a groggy haggard look.

6. Hot Tea

Chamomile is a proven sleep aid.  Though any warm beverage is going to cause you to feel relaxed and warm, thus promoting restful sleep.  Just avoid any caffeinated teas before bed, for obvious reasons. Tea is also a great anti-oxidant, that means it is going to prevent the aging process.  Helps you to fall asleep and keeps you looking young, that is a two-fer.

7. Darkness

The body cannot create melatonin unless lights are out.  Melatonin is an essential neurotransmitter that promotes restful and healthy sleep.  So swallow your fear and turn of the computer, the television and the even the night light.

8. 8 hours

Dehydroepiandrosterone, don’t worry about pronouncing that.  I just call it DHEA.  This is the hormone that promotes growth and repair, so it is vitally important that you get your eight hours nightly.

9. Shag

Not advocating any sort of promiscuity here, but if you are able to then have a shag.  This produces a rush of the neurotransmitter called oxytocin.  This is going to make you feel safe, warm and relaxed and also loved.

 

-Thom