How to Improve Your Beauty Sleep

How to Improve Your Beauty Sleep
Hey Everyone,

Today I would be sharing some basic tips that would help you to improve your beauty sleep. You all know what is beauty sleep, right? Beauty sleep is sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful. Your skin and your body goes into repair mode when you sleep so it is essential to have full 8 hours beauty sleep to wake up to a younger, beautiful looking skin. These are some basic tips you can follow before going to bed to enhance your beauty sleep and wake up with a beautiful complexion!
How to Improve Your Beauty Sleep

CTM Routine: Follow a basic CTM routine before going to bed at night. If the whole CTM routine seems a big process, just don’t forget to wash and moisturize your skin before going to bed to wake up to a beautiful, healthier looking skin. You don’t want all day’s dirt and debris to pile up in your pores and give you huge breakouts, do you? I’m sure you wouldn’t even like the idea of getting breakouts because of not washing your face, so it’s wise to always wash your face with a good cleanser and use a moisturizer meant for your skin type before going to bed! If you want better results, you can include a good hydrating serum in your routine and use it before using a moisturizer. Also moisturize your hands and legs, applying lotion before bed helps your skin to really absorb the moisture and let it soak deeply in the pores helping you to wake up to a smoother body!

Silk Pillowcases: This is the tip I really swear by! Silk pillowcases protects skin against wrinkles/ fine lines and keeps it soft and nourished! Silk pillowcase is also good for the hair, it won’t cause static in your hair so you’ll wake up to soft, silky hair without any frizziness. I swear by how sleeping on satin pillowcase can make a huge difference to the skin. Make sure to change your pillowcases every 2-3 days to prevent your skin from breaking out! Also make sure your head is elevated by stacking 2-3 pillows beneath your head for a quality beauty sleep. When your head is elevated, blood circulation to your skin increases giving you naturally flushed and beautiful skin and it also helps skin care products to work better when you sleep with your head elevated!

Essentials Oils: If you have a hard time falling asleep, try spritzing 2-3 drops of some essential oil on your pillow or on your wrists! The best essential oil that makes us fall asleep is lavender essential oil! It reduces tension and stress, helps you relax better, I have personally tried it and felt a difference in me sleeping earlier and better! Add a few drops of any essential oil preferably lavender essential oil on your pillowcase or on a cotton wool and place it under your pillow for getting a peaceful night’s sleep!

Herbal Tea: Have some hot herbal tea before going to bed! Herbal, non caffeinated tea helps calm the mind and will help you to get better sleep! You can have any herbal tea you like- chamomile, green tea, ginger tea, etc. All work the same, they help calm the mind and are anti-inflammatory! I generally drink green tea before going to bed. Even a glass of hot milk will help you sleep better!

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Establish a Bedtime Routine: Make a routine for sleeping the same way everyday! This way you’ll get used to the routine and will fall asleep on the same time. You can read some books, listen to soft music, do some meditation, take a relaxing bath and follow the same ritual everyday! This will help you establish a bedtime routine and if you create a bedtime routine in your schedule and stick to it, you’ll notice that you wake up feeling more refreshed!
Make sure to go to bed before 12:00 am as skin care products works better and penetrate deeper before midnight giving you faster results, so make it a habit of going to bed before midnight and wake up early in the morning for a healthy, beautiful skin!

Sleep In a Dark Room: Sleep in complete darkness, body produces a hormone called melatonin only in the absence of light which is known to be anti-aging! Moreover, even the smallest amount of light can disrupt your sleep quality, so make sure to turn off all light emitting devices in your room to make it a gloomy dark place beefore going to sleep! If it’s not possible to block out every stream of light, then invest in an eye mask to block out all light out of your vision which will help you sleep better. An eye mask with padding around the eyes will also help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and you will wake up looking more refreshed!

Avoid Alcohol and Caffeinated Beverages: Avoid drinking alcohol before going to bed! It might help you fall asleep faster but will make you wake up in the middle of the night disturbing your whole sleep pattern plus the hazardous effects alcohol has on skin can’t be ignored which leads to early wrinkles and sagging skin. Also avoid caffeine intake as caffeine can lead to insomnia and reduce your sleep quality making you stay awake half the night!

Braid Your Hair: Braid your hair before going to sleep, braiding hair helps reduce the breakage by reducing friction caused at night, reduces damage to a great extent and also maintains a good health of your hair helping them to grow longer and giving you gorgeous luscious locks when you wake up in the morning!

Meditate: Meditate daily for 15-20 minutes before going to bed. Meditation helps you to naturally relax your mind and body which then helps you to fall asleep in a deeper, relaxing state! You can even perform slight breathing exercises or yoga to help fall asleep better!

Use a Lip Balm: Swipe on your favorite lip balm to wake up to soft, luscious lips. For more soft lips, exfoliate your lips first with a soft tooth-brush or a wet washcloth and then use a lip balm, you can even use the good old vaseline for extra hydration! If you suffer from dry, chapped lips, put some mustard oil in your naval before going to bed at night. This is a proven method for making lips soft!

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Moisturize Your Hands and Feet: For soft hands and feet, use a hydrating hand and foot cream or any heavy-duty cream and wear cotton gloves and socks to let the moisture sink in deeper which would make you wake up with soft feet and hands!

Invest in a Humidifier: Get a humidifier for your bedroom, a humidifier adds moisture to the air which adds moisture back to the skin making skin more soft and supple! Humidifiers are more important in winters when the air gets colder and drier and skin can’t hold as much moisture as it can in warmer months. Humidifier fills the air with moisture soothing out dry, itchy, dehydrated, cracked skin and you wake up looking fresh and glowy!

Hope you found this post helpful! Do share your thoughts below on how did you liked this post and what other beauty tricks you swear by to improve your beauty sleep!












39 Comments on How to Improve Your Beauty Sleep

  1. Harine
    September 4, 2014 at 5:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow.. really amazing tips.. I did not know about the satin pillowcases. .

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    • Arzoo
      September 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Harina, ya silk and satin pillowcases works great for the hair and skin.

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  2. Vaishu
    September 4, 2014 at 7:02 pm (3 years ago)

    i really dono now y i dont get sleep :( i do most of d things.. lemme try d silk pillow case n lavndr oil though i hv a sensitive nose when i sleep.. and i sleep upside down, thats d only position i get sleep does that affect d skin or body ? really a wonderful post… taking care of our skin n body naturally s very important… good job!

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    • Arzoo
      September 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Ya you will fall asleep with the lavender oil tip and also drink some hot milk before going to bed and do switch off all your electronic devices (t.v, mobile, laptop, etc.) one hour before going to sleep and read yourself some story book, that way you’ll fall asleep soon. Ya sleeping upside down has some gravity effect on skin which causes early wrinkles and also sleeping upside down on cotton pillowcases will cause sagging skin and wrinkles, glad you liked the post like you always do 8-) 8-)

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      • Vaishu
        September 5, 2014 at 12:14 am (3 years ago)

        yea i do those but i dont read at night cuz i tried it and i ended up reading till i completed d book no matter even if its till 9am in d morning :/ but i manage to sleep before 3 dez days may b lavndr oil wl help me to make it 12 or sooner.. oh man then it wasnt just the stress that was drawing map in my face :( Cant help the position but i think i ll have to invest on firming serums… Cant help this too u knw u write too good that i end up loving it :*

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        • Arzoo
          September 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

          You are toh sabse alag :P if you can’t sleep on your back then better invest in satin or silk pillowcases, that would help a lot. Aww thank you so much Vaishu :-*

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          • Vaishu
            September 5, 2014 at 3:50 pm (3 years ago)

            haha god must have created me when he was crazy.. lucky you man you guys can sleep on tym and in any position .. cool then i ll buy satin pillow cases.. :D thank u.. :)

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            • Arzoo
              September 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm (3 years ago)

              Ya sure, do try them out and I’m sure you’ll notice a huge difference.

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  3. Shivi@COSMOCHICS
    September 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Have read about silk pillows but would love to use it too to seed the results!
    Meditation surely helps!
    Nice Article Arzoo :)

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    • Arzoo
      September 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad you liked it Shivi!!

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  4. Shailja@BeABrideEveryday
    September 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Satin pillows are hard to find in the stores forget about silk ones.. so a few days back I asked Mom to get them custom made for me. You are absolutely right..it is a whole difference experince to sleep on these pillow… I feel like getting pampered :P
    Love your other tips too and need to religiously stick to the ‘early to bed’ routine :)

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    • Arzoo
      September 4, 2014 at 10:44 pm (3 years ago)

      Ya I totally swear by the satin pillowcase tip, I also bought a white satin cloth, got it colored and custom made it to my pillow size from the tailor, ya you should def stick to the early to bed tip and notice a difference in your skin yourself.

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  5. shifa
    September 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm (3 years ago)

    thankyou for sharing these helpful tips! :-D

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    • Arzoo
      September 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad you liked them Shifa!

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  6. hira khan
    September 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

    my bedtime routine is get a hot shower and take hot chocolate or hot milk with honey.

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    • Arzoo
      September 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm (3 years ago)

      That works really great but I feel too lazy to take shower at night so I kept that point out thinking if I don’t like this idea, I can’t tell others to follow it but that’s good what you do!

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  7. purva@planetbeauties
    September 5, 2014 at 12:33 am (3 years ago)

    I never used to braid my hair..thankfully i got into my senses and started doing it :D great post as always :D

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    • Arzoo
      September 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

      That’s a great habit to braid your hair before sleeping, thanks Purva!!

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  8. Anubhuti
    September 5, 2014 at 1:15 am (3 years ago)

    Mostly i don’t braid my hair before sleeping :( I used to do it earlier but my hair are long and a few times my braid got under my body and my hair were pulled badly :( So i have stopped doing it..

    I need to correct my sleep-cycle :) Nice post Arzoo..i love such Gyan-wardhak posts :D

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    • Arzoo
      September 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh braid it and then make a bun or just lay your hair over your pillow, that way they won’t come under your body, hehe thanks for liking this gyan wardhak post :rotfl:

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      • purva
        September 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm (3 years ago)

        haha i love that word gyan wardhak :D anu you are great at inventing such words :P

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        • Arzoo
          September 6, 2014 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

          :P :P

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  9. srinjla
    September 5, 2014 at 4:17 am (3 years ago)

    nice post
    luckily I’m following all the tips except essential oil and meditation. I’m not sure about oil tip but I’ll add meditation for sure

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    • Arzoo
      September 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks!! Meditation will really do wonders, start incorporating it also in your sleep routine.

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  10. Nisha@ThePinkTrends
    September 5, 2014 at 10:28 am (3 years ago)

    Loadsss of useful tips here.. Gettinga sound sleep is so important for everyone..

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    • Arzoo
      September 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Ya it definitely is!!

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  11. Shreya
    September 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I love to take a bubble bath an hour before going to sleep …. This post is really very helpful. A must read for everyone :*

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    • Arzoo
      September 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad you liked it Shreya :-D

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  12. Esha
    September 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

    These are some great tips Arzoo, I always sleep in complete darkness, not even a moon light bulb for me! :lol: :lol:

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    • Arzoo
      September 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm (3 years ago)

      Hehe even me Esha, lights irritate my sleep :-D

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  13. Nati
    September 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow so many great tips I did NOT have idea of! Thank you, the silk pillow case is the first time I read about that!

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    • Arzoo
      September 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad you liked them Nati, ya the silk pillow case tip works really great, do try it out!

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  14. Vipra S
    September 6, 2014 at 2:18 am (3 years ago)

    Those are some must tips for a busy sleepy head like me :D .. I wish I get free from these work commitments soon and have that much needed beauty sleep soon ;)
    Lovely Post Dear ;)

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    • Arzoo
      September 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Amen amen, you’ll get over that phase soon ;-)

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  15. laks
    September 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm (3 years ago)

    some great tips mentioned Arzoo :)

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    • Arzoo
      September 6, 2014 at 10:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Laks.

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  16. sindhu
    September 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

    nice tips… you know doctors swear by now a days that we have to sleep in a complete dark room.

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  17. Preethy
    September 8, 2014 at 12:00 am (3 years ago)

    Very nice post! Can u pls tell how much would it cost for a silk pillow case generally? Can u pls suggest some store for buying..

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    • Arzoo
      September 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm (3 years ago)

      It would not cost much, depends on the area you are buying from, generally 500 for a pair. Or you can buy a satin cloth from fabric shop and get it custom made from a tailor, that would cost much less plus you can choose the color you want or get a white satin fabric dyed.

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