Wash The Day Away – Remove Makeup, Oil, Dirt, And From Your Face
Our first suggestion is probably the most important when it comes to a beauty routine. There’s no excuse for not taking the time to remove makeup before going to sleep. Sleeping with makeup on is like trying to breathe with a head cold – you won’t get a very good night’s rest, and you’ll look tired in the morning.
Washing your face removes everything your skin encounters and leaves you looking fresh and clean. This even applies to those who don’t wear makeup. Your skin naturally produces oils that collect on your skin throughout the day. If left unwashed, these oils can clog pores, leaving you vulnerable to breakouts and causing your skin to look unhealthy.
Even if you think you’re in the clear because you have dry skin, think again. The build-up of impurities from sources like pollution in the air will damage your skin’s protective layer. This results in dehydration and lost elasticity, which means that wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots can appear sooner. Therefore simply rinsing your face is also a way to prevent wrinkles and premature signs of aging.
Hopefully the knowledge and tips here offer motivation to helping you develop and maintain a healthy practice of nightly cleansing. Sleep beautifully!
Your Skin is Thirstier Than You Think – Drink A Glass Of Water!
Health and beauty come from within, so hydrating skin from the inside out is essential. Water keeps your skin moisturized and looking healthy. It eliminates dullness, and provides a plumping effect by improving elasticity.
Drinking a glass of water before bed helps your skin stay hydrated throughout the night. This is especially needed for your skin after a night out, eating and drinking with friends or family, which can leave your skin looking extra haggard from the dehydrating effects of alcohol and salty foods.
Keep a glass or water bottle handy when home at night and you’ll find yourself sipping this step into completion in no time.
Have The Right Tools – Use A Facial Brush
Facial cleansing brushes are a big secret in achieving radiant skin. Exfoliating removes dead layers of skin that can otherwise leave you looking dull or lead to clogged pores. It also improves circulation to prevent the appearance of blemishes or blotchiness.
Don’t know how to use it? It’s simple! Apply your favorite facial cleanser to your face and then gently massage it in with the brush. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser and not an exfoliating one as too much scrubbing can make your skin irritated.
Make sure to clean the brush thoroughly after each use and replace it entirely every few months. The idea is to use it 2-3 times a week. Your skin will look and feel healthier!
Plan Ahead – Get The Recommended Amount Of Sleep
The average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Having the right amount of sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our physical and mental health.
Getting the recommended amount of sleep allows your skin to repair the damage it encountered during the day. This not only means relief from the elements, but also from the physical and emotional stress of day-to-day activities.
To be beautiful is to be healthy, so in fact, sleep is the easiest, cheapest, and most effective beauty treatment.
Choose Your Bedtime Snack Wisely
Your last snack should be at least three hours before bedtime. Choosing a healthy option will be doing your skin – and your body – a great service. The following skin-friendly snacks are filling, healthy options. Choose whatever you like, but try to avoid dairy and sugar, which can wreak havoc on your skin (and your tummy).
- Wild Fish (Salmon, Anchovies, Sardines, and Mackerel)
- Yellow peppers
- Scrambled eggs
- Greek yogurt
Heighten Your Senses With Essential Oils
One way to transform your bedtime routine into a true beauty routine is to use relaxing essential oils. And these don’t just smell good! The health benefits include the promotion of sound sleep, diminished anxiety, lowered blood pressure, and relief from stress that builds up throughout the day.
Essential oils can be applied in a number of different ways: through a diffuser, mixed in cream, or mixed with rose water and spritzed onto your bed and pillow. With a variety of scents, you’re sure to find the one that will envelop your senses and help you find your zen.
Choose High-Quality Pillowcases
All pillowcases are not created equal. In fact, most people give little consideration to the fabric that rests against their face for hours every night. The right fabric will let your skin breathe easier, help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and promote deeper sleep. Our line of fabulous sheets and cases are made from Egyptian cotton, one of the finest materials in the world. Explore our pillowcase collection here.
More About Our Luxury Bedding from Amalia Home Collection
Amalia Home Collection is the culmination of four generations of knowledge creating the highest quality bed linens. Our collection offers a vast assortment of essentials to complete your linen closet, while representing the finest qualities in home textiles.
We are one of only a handful of mills in the world that hold the Certified Gold Seal for Egyptian Cotton. The Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) aims to ensure that all items labeled as Egyptian Cotton are the real deal. Many people are benefiting from the Egyptian Cotton name without meeting the very high standards for accreditation. Amalia Home Collection has passed the DNA testing process which identifies the staple length of cotton and whether or not it has been grown in the unique climate of Egypt.
Bringing this seal of accreditation to our customers is a point of pride as we only present the most authentic material combined with our rich Portuguese heritage. To learn more, visit our USA Online Store!