Wake Up To Great Morning Selfies With These 8 Overnight Beauty Hacks
Wouldn’t it be amazing to wake up looking gorgeous and selfie-ready every morning? With a couple of tips and tricks to incorporate into your nighttime routine, being picture perfect at 6 AM is achievable.
After all, the secret behind every celebrity I-woke-up-like-this selfie lies in their evening routine.
Advicesisters.com shares some of those secrets with you.
You can really see blemishes in selfie close-ups.If you want to wake up blemish free, taking off your makeup and cleansing every night is non-negotiable.
If you want to wake up blemish free, taking off your makeup and cleansing every night is non-negotiable.
Use a gentle makeup remover such as micellar water (you don’t even need to rinse this off, just use a cotton pad).
Remove any residue from your skin with a gentle exfoliator or cleansing product but make it a mild one, because harsh ones can disrupt your skin barrier functioning and irritate your skin.
- Give eye creams a try
Some may doubt if we need a special type of nighttime cream for our eye area.
But new research shows that specially-formulated eye creams with ingredients such as caffeine, vitamin K, and emu oil do work wonders for bags under the eyes, dark circles, and fine lines.
After cleansing, gently dab of a nighttime eye cream using your ring finger as this will prevent you from pulling on your skin.
The ingredients in your eye cream will work their wonders as you sleep and you’ll end up waking up looking great.
- Apply a nourishing cream
After cleansing your skin, you need to apply a moisturizer to rehydrate your skin.
But other than adding moisture, a well-formulated nighttime cream can also rejuvenate your skin for a fresh-faced look in the morning. Look for ingredients such as niacinamide, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.
These are scientifically proven to provide anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits.
You can also opt for creams with nourishing oils such as jojoba oil and argan oil if you’re a fan of natural beauty products.
- Got oily skin? Try a clay mask
Oily skin types know that sinking feeling when they wake up in the morning and see a shiny face.
To prevent your skin from becoming excessively oily during the night, applying a clay mask before bedtime may help.
Clay masks also provide a range of other skin benefits as far as research is concerned.
Experts tell us that clay masks can also absorb sebum, bacteria, water and various toxins and irritants from the skin and can help exfoliate dead skin cells and blackheads.
- Overnight beach waves trick
Here’s a cute trick: to wake up with gorgeous beach waves instead of impossible tangles, section your hair into at least four parts and braid or twist it.
Spray some water mixed with a tiny bit of sea salt.
You’ll end up with easy beach waves in the morning and no need to spend an hour on styling your hair.
Another thing to consider is investing in a silk pillow case. Not only will a silk pillow case prevent your hair from tangling, but it will also protect your skin.
Your skin may also benefit, as silk is soft and you may find you wake up with fewer skin creases as a result.
- The many benefits of castor oil
Heat a bit of caster oil (just warm) and apply a tiny bit to your eyebrows and eyelashes, and also to your hairline if that’s thinning to help hair grow there.
You can also use castor oil underneath your eyes to prevent dark circles and on your lips to keep them moisturized as you sleep.
- Get your beauty sleep
Of course, if you toss and turn throughout the night, chances are your efforts to wake up looking good won’t amount to much.
For a great nights’ sleep, avoid eating eat heavy meals after 6 PM.
Investment in lavender-scented candles or oils (they’re calming) before going to bed. se ear plugs if you’re living on a busy street, and invest in bedding that will keep you comfortable during the night.
Use ear plugs if you’re living on a busy street, and invest in bedding that will keep you comfortable during the night.
You already know that exercise helps you feel good and it also helps most people sleep better.
- Give face scrubs a try
If you have combination skin, try out a facial scrub to wake up with a natural glow.
Face scrubs for combination skin use both mechanical and chemical exfoliation to help remove dead skin cells while also balancing out the skin’s natural sebum production.
If you don’t like the idea of using harsh chemicals on your skin, a DIY face scrub made with natural ingredients is a good option. *read a book review of The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products & Treatments: 175 Recipes by Amelia Ruiz.
For Great Selfies – Conclusion:
Waking up fresh-faced for a picture perfect selfies is easy once you find a perfect nighttime routine.
Of course, getting a good night’s sleep is the best way to wake up looking gorgeous, but the benefits of beauty hacks should not be overlooked.
Try out some of our tips listed here, and we’re sure you’ll look great every morning.
Meet Our Contributing Reporter: Kathy Mitchell
Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of Beauty, nutrition, and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel, swim and practice yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up reading her favorite novel, or writing in her journal. To Know more about her follow her on Facebook and Twitter.