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Four Steps for Better Beauty Sleep

Sometimes, when you say you need your beauty sleep, it's entirely literal. Sleep isn't just the foundation of beauty though, it's also a foundation for health and wellness all around. 

Your Evening

First of all, what are your evening routines for beauty and wellness? If you shower in the evening, what do you do to your hair to keep it neat while you're sleeping? What is the best eye cream and nighttime moisturizer for your skin? Certain vitamins and supplements want to be taken in the evening after dinner. All of these questions can be answered in your evening routine. 

Your Bed

What about the bed itself? Obviously you want a mattress that is good for your back and helps you sleep all the way through the night but for beauty you may want to look into silk or satin pillowcases. Silk and satin create less friction and therefore are less likely to mess up your hair. There's no need for all your sheets to be so luxurious, but especially if you struggle with frizzy hair, a pillowcase with less friction can be helpful. 

Your Sleep

Sleep itself is the most important part of your beauty routine. You want to make sure that you are getting enough, and that it is sufficiently restful. In order to get a proper night's sleep, you need to know something about sleep cycles. REM sleep is the most important part of your night: this is when your brain and your body actually gets the rest it needs to keep working. REM sleep is the deepest part of your sleep cycle, and if you get woken up in the middle of that cycle, or if you don't get enough of that deep sleep, it can ruin your whole day. 

Your Morning

So when you set your alarm in the morning you should avoid interrupting a sleep cycle if at all possible. Ideally, your alarm will go off when you're already waking up, or at least when you're not in the deepest part of your sleep cycle. After that comes your morning beauty routine: washing your face, doing your hair and getting ready for the day. Applying something cold to puffy eyes can help mask a bad night's sleep, but it won't replace a good night's sleep. 
Building a better sleep cycle is a foundation for health and beauty in the rest of your life. Make sure that your sleep routine is regular and tailored to your needs, so you can get all the beauty sleep you need.