Sometimes looking in the mirror first thing in the morning can be challenging. Messy hair, dark circles, puffy face. Unless you are a supermodel,chances are it is not a pretty sight. But it doesn’t have to be that way, check out tips by Nicole Fabian for looking sexy when you wake up.
1. Change Your Sleep Style
Bad news for stomach sleepers.
The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds that’s a lot of pressure to be putting on your face night after night. In fact, most dermatologists can tell what side of the face you are sleeping on by the number of wrinkles there. Eek.
If you just can’t sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side with a body pillow. Your face won’t be as smashed into the pillow.
For those of you who are fortunate enough to be back-sleepers, try throwing an extra pillow under your head. Gravity helps lymph and blood flow so fluid won’t accumulate. In other words, wake up without any puff in your eyes.
2. Whiten Your Teeth
Long gone are the days of sitting around waiting for sticky strips to whiten your teeth. Products like Crest Night Effects are formulated for nighttime use. Simply paint a bit of the product on each of your smile teeth and wake up with a whiter smile.
3. Moisturize Your Feet
What better time to sleep with comfy socks than winter? Slick a coat of super thick moisturizer onto feet or even better, Aquafor or Vaseline. Slip on socks to lock in moisture. Feet will be pedicure-soft in the morning.
If you are a deep sleeper, you can also apply lotion to your hands and wear gloves while you sleep. You may feel silly, but you will wake up with hands that are soft and beautiful.
4. Try Frownies
Wearing Frownies which you would never wear in public while you sleep helps prevent lines and wrinkles around the eye and mouth areas. Of course, you can stick to your regular night cream, but chances are it rubs off during the night.
5. Add Volume
Piling hair on to the top of your head with a soft hair tie (scrunchie, anyone?) will add major volume in the morning. Be sure to use something soft to pull hair up to avoid crimping and kinking.
6. Treat Your Hair While You Sleep
Once a week, try sleeping with a deep conditioner or night-time treatment on your hair.