Keeping your body, hair, and face looking their best takes a lot of work. It also takes a lot of time, which is precious, especially if you have a busy schedule.
Why not save time by using the hours you’re in bed to improve the texture of your skin? Yep, that’s right; you can achieve a glowing complexion, nourish your hair, and even brighten your smile while you sleep.
Below, you’ll find seven overnight beauty tips that actually work. The next time you get some Z’s, you’ll get some extra beauty too!
1. Baby Oil Body Treatment
If soft, smooth skin is what you are aiming for, baby oil is your best friend. After a steamy shower, when your pores are open, lightly spray your entire body with baby oil.
You could do this in the morning, but you’ll be slipping all over the place. It’s better to do this right before bed and allow the baby oil to work its magic while you are asleep.
You’ll feel a big difference in your skin, even after the first time you try this. Your body will never have felt so soft!
2. Get Rid of the Bags Under Your Eyes
A lot of people have dark circles under their eyes. It can be hard to find a treatment that will lighten this area in the day time, which is why a nighttime treatment is your best bet.
There are two different treatments that can eliminate those dark circles and make you look younger and more awake.
The first is sweet almond oil. You can buy this online or at a health food store. Simply dab a drop on the skin under your eyes and leave it on overnight. You will see a difference the first morning, but the area will lighten even more with each use.
The other popular treatment is rose water. Take a cotton ball, soak it in rose water, and wipe it over your eye area. Leave it on overnight to refresh tired eyes and lighten up dark circles.
If you sleep on your stomach, it may be a good idea to cover your eyes with a sleeping mask to keep the treatments from rubbing off.
3. Lip Scrub
If you suffer from dry, cracking lips, you can use your dreaming time to cure them.
You can find exfoliating lip scrub at your drugstore or supermarket. Apply this to your lips and scrub it off, then apply a vaseline-based lip balm before your head hits the pillow.
When you wake up in the morning, apply the exfoliating lip scrub once more. Use a cloth to wash it off. Your lips will be kissably smooth all day!
4. Face Mask
One of the best ways to nourish your face and keep it looking young is by using face masks.
There are several different types of face masks. Some take only a few minutes to work. When you use the best ones, however, it takes all night for your skin to soak up all their goodness.
Different face masks deliver different skin benefits. Try one of these to fix common facial issues:
Yogurt, Honey, and Oats
This face mask is good for all skin types and prevents dry skin without any harsh ingredients.
To make this face mask, combine ⅛ cup of plain yogurt, one tablespoon of honey, and ⅛ cup of crushed oats soaked in warm water.
Cover your face with this mixture and let it sit overnight. Wash it off with warm water in the morning.
The yogurt and honey will help to tighten your skin. The oats will soothe dryness.
Turmeric and Milk
If you suffer from red, uneven skin, this mask will do wonders for you. All you need is some ground turmeric and raw milk.
Pour a small splash of milk into a bowl and add two tablespoons of ground turmeric. Mix them together to make a paste. Apply this to your skin and leave it on overnight. Wash it off with warm water in the morning.
This antibacterial mask is great for sun damage.
Tomato and Milk
For this mask, all you need is a smashed tomato with a splash of milk. Apply this liquid to your face and leave it on overnight. Wash it off in the morning with warm water and you’ll see a brighter, clearer skin tone.
This mask works wonders for acne-prone skin.
5. Hair Mask
Did you know that you can use your sleeping hours to improve your hair health? It’s true!
Now, there are all kinds of different treatments for different types of hair. Depending on the length, color, and texture of your hair, you might use any number of treatments for it.
If you have very porous hair, for example, your treatment will look different than that of a person with non-porous hair.
Whatever the case, an overnight hair mask can help you keep your hair healthy. Check out these hair masks recipes to see if you can find one that fits your needs.
6. Foot and Hand Renewal
If you are a hard worker and your hands and feet can prove it, show them some love by giving them a little overnight TLC.
You can keep your hands and feet soft by slathering a moisture-rich lotion on your hands and feet. Cover them with socks and gloves and leave it on overnight.
In the morning, use an exfoliating scrub on your hands and feet. You should see dead skin fall right off, revealing soft, supple skin underneath.
7. Overnight Teeth Whitening
You can get a shiny-white smile overnight as well. After you brush your teeth at night, put some baking soda on your toothbrush and apply it to your teeth, leaving as much baking soda residue as you can.
Leave this paste on your teeth until you brush the next morning. You’ll see brighter, whiter teeth in no time.
Stay ahead of your beauty game by trying out these tricks. You’ll wake up in the morning feeling (and looking) great.
Always prioritize a healthy dose of sleep. That’s the most effective beauty regime of all!
Ryan Sundling is a Group Marketing Manager at Cardinal Group Management. He has over ten years of experience in the conventional housing industry and works with The Locale on a daily basis to help them with their marketing efforts.