As we sleep, the cells in our skin increase their turnover, shedding dead skin faster and revealing the fresh, glowing layer within. However, there are certain things that we can do to help speed up this process even further. OROGOLD brings you our top tips on how to wake up looking and feeling absolutely beautiful.
Use a Silk or Satin Pillowcase
As we get older, the production of collagen within our bodies, which is the protein that keeps our skin firm and tight, begins to decrease. When you sleep on a cotton pillowcase, the creases that form as it connects with your face, resulting in friction against your skin, ends up forming fine lines on your face. Although these fade during the day when we are younger, this isn’t the case after we hit a certain age. A silk or satin pillowcase, because of its smooth surface, drastically reduces the amount of friction that is caused, allowing your skin to just glide across it, and leaving your face line-free in the mornings. A silk pillowcase will also do wonders for your hair, reducing frizz and keeping it looking healthy.
Serums are a great product to use at night, and should be applied a few minutes before you use your night time moisturizer. They are available for a variety of skin conditions, such as for dry skin, for aging skin, or simply to rejuvenate your skin. Choose a serum that targets specific skin concerns that you may have, but make sure to leave it on for a couple of minutes before applying your moisturizer, as this gives the active ingredients a chance to properly work.
Plenty of Pillows
Lying flat while you sleep causes fluids to pool around your eyes, making them look puffy in the morning. The best way to avoid this is by keeping your head well elevated throughout the night, preventing the fluids from gathering and keeping your eyes bright and clear.
Invest in a Humidifier
Dry skin is an extremely common affliction, especially during the winter months. Sometimes, no matter how much water you may drink during the day, you can still wake up with dreaded dry skin. OROGOLD’s top tip on how to avoid this is to invest in a humidifier. This way, the moisture in the air will be kept at a constant and you will wake up with skin that is hydrated and soft to the touch.
Exfoliate Your Lips
Although many people take great pains when it comes to giving their face the attention that it deserves, they often forget about their lips. However, your lips are extremely sensitive, and, if forgotten about frequently, will start to show premature signs of aging. Take care of your lips by exfoliating them each evening. Lip scrubs are available to be purchased, but OROGOLD suggests using a spare toothbrush to exfoliate your lips, before applying a coating of your favorite lip balm. Done on a regular basis, you will soon notice that your lips appear fuller and much softer.
Waking up beautiful does not need to be difficult once a good night care routine has been established. Above all, our number one tip on waking up beautiful is to make sure that you are getting enough hours of sleep each night, because, if you aren’t, none of our other tips will be able to work as effectively.