While Sleeping Beauty had the right idea and a heck of a good deal for sleeping 100 years and waking up looking oh so fabulous, like neither an aging day passed her by during her slumber. However for us girls living in the 21st century there is still hope for us mere mortals to achieve ultimate chicness, while everyone else is busy dreaming away in sleep, you'll be tackling the best of both worlds in just half the time!
With a bit of willingness and a small amount of effort we can take our beauty routines to a whole new level, Read away to find out what your new bedtime routine, featuring soothing skin, luminous eyes, perfect waves, and more. All these tips will ensure you wake up looking amazing, meanwhile at the same time all the magic happens while you slumber, giving a whole new meaning to the term , beauty rest. These are just some of my favorite ways to prep before a good nights rest without doing much or even anything at all come sunrise..
Beautify: If you're a busy, multi-tasking gal like us, you know how hard it is to find the time to keep your hands and feet looking smooth, pretty, and hangnail-free when you can barely find the time to clean your apartment. For a pampering overnight treatment, apply Vaseline or this Organic foot balm to the soles of your feet and put on socks before you sleep. This way the socks help bind the moisture to your feet and you'll wake up to soft, smooth soles.
To prevent those annoying hangnails, simply hydrate cuticles overnight with coconut oil to both fingers and toes rubbing the excess onto the rest of your skin. To allow the oil to better absorb its best to first exfoliate or the ole fashion way, an all natural scrub consisting of honey, sugar, and a little bit of water scrubbing the dead skin cells away and to take that a step further, wearing cotton gloves also gives the same effect the same effect that wearing socks gives to our soles can also be given to our hands, try this hand cream. Now all you need is a pair of strappy heels, cute jewelry, and the perfect nail polish to show off the "hard" work..
Wrinkle Prevention: Did you know that the type of pillow you sleep on can affect the way that your skin looks in the morning? I was at fault here too, I came to find this out a few months ago, and I'll never go back to another type ever again. To wake up with "Sleeping Beauty" worthy skin, you'll want to swap out your cotton pillowcase for one made of silk/satin, which will prevent lines and those weird sleep creases, it will lessen the pressure on your skin and help prevent hair breakage.
Talk about a two for one here! If you really want to go all-out with the princess treatment, something I like to call "beauty pillows" that are not only made of satin, but are also U-shaped to keep your pretty face perfectly elevated all night. But whichever pillow or sleep position you choose, it's still unanimous: if you want to wake up looking pretty, you're going to need to put in your hours 7-9 hours, so no cheating!