Waking up looking like you’ve stepped out of a magazine ad, all fresh-faced and ready to conquer the world. You know, that “I just woke up like this” vibe is something we would all love to be able to achieve, but let’s be real, most mornings, it’s more like, “Did I just wrestle a bear in my sleep?”
So, what’s the secret to waking up looking more fabulous and less like you’ve gone a few rounds in the ring? Spoiler alert: it’s not just about chugging water and getting your beauty sleep (though, yes, those are good, too).
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what else you can do to wake up ready and rejuvenated.
1. Mini Facelift: Elevate Your Sleep
Okay, we might as well start with a biggie, and talk about mini facelifts (click this website to learn more). Surgery might sound like a scary prospect, but mini facelifts are all about small, invisible incisions, which will lift everything up with very little effort, So, if you want to wake up looking fresh and youthful each morning they are definitely worth considering for a more long-lasting effect.
2. Silk Pillowcases: Slide into Beauty
Trade your cotton pillowcase for a silk one. Why, you ask? Silk pillowcases reduce friction, meaning less tugging on your skin and hair. This switch can reduce breakage in your hair and help prevent sleep wrinkles on your face. Plus, they feel downright luxurious.
3. Sleep on Your Back: Defy Gravity
Our sleeping position can affect how we look in the morning. Sleeping on your stomach or side can squish your face for hours, leading to puffiness and wrinkles. Try to sleep on your back. It helps your skincare products work better (since they aren’t rubbing off on the pillow) and prevents gravity from doing its dirty work on your skin.
4. Overnight Masks: Wake Up Renewed
Invest in a good overnight face mask. These are like a power nap for your face. They work their magic while you sleep, hydrating and treating your skin, so you wake up with a glow that screams, “I got my full 8 hours,” even if you didn’t.
5. Facial Yoga: Stretch Your Way to Radiance
Yes, facial yoga is a thing, and it’s as fabulous as it sounds. Spend a few minutes each day doing facial exercises. They improve blood circulation, tone your facial muscles, and can help give your face a more lifted, toned appearance. Plus, it’s a great way to relax before bed.
6. Elevated Sleeping: Puffiness Be Gone
Elevate your head while you sleep. Use an extra pillow to help drain the lymphatic fluids that can cause morning puffiness. It’s a simple gravity trick, but it works wonders for looking less like a puffy marshmallow in the morning.
7. A Cool Wake-Up Call: Refresh Instantly
Keep a facial roller or jade roller in your fridge and give your face a quick roll first thing in the morning. The coolness reduces puffiness, tightens pores, and wakes up your skin. It’s like a cup of coffee for your face.
8. Nightly Lip Treatment: Pucker Up, Buttercup
Your lips need love to look youthful too, which is why it is always a good idea to smother them in a lip balm or a nice lip mask, before you retire to bed for the evening. That way, when you wake up, your lips will be as soft and kissable as they have ever been, and more importantly, they will not look cracked or dried, which can be very aging.
9. Diet Tweaks: Beauty from the Inside
It goes without saying, that beaut is built from the inside out, so if you are serious about waking up with a fresh face each morning, no matter how much or little sleep you have had, then you are going to want to consume a diet that is as rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, and vitamins as possible because this can improve your skin’s appearance. Think blueberries, avocados, and nuts. Also, foods high in water content, like cucumbers and watermelon, can hydrate your skin from the inside out.
10. Humidifier: Your Skin’s Best Friend
When your skin is dry, it is more prone to wrinkling and will naturally look older than it would when well hydrated, which is why you need to drink lots of water for your skin, and also why you should consider having a humidifier in the bedroom, especially if you live in a dry climate. It will add moisture to the air so you wake up with plump skin every time.
Here’s to waking up catwalk-ready every morning (well your skin will be anyway!)
Tione is a full-time student and a Blogger. When she is not in class she is actively working on her blog.
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