Looking Fresh

Looking FreshWe all need sleep. It is a biological imperative necessary for recharging our internal functionality. With it, we do better in every aspect of life. Without it, we begin to deteriorate. Unfortunately, be it a nap or a full night of sleep, we rarely look as refreshed as we feel upon waking up. Faces are puffy. Eyes are somewhat swollen. Color is drained. As luck would have it, this rather unflattering luck isn’t permanent with these little tricks.

Drink Water

Even after a short nap your body is dehydrated. Without enough water, your cells begin to suffer structurally, losing their correct shape due to deflation. This is why skin tends to sag and the face looks sunken in. As soon as you wake up, drink a cup or two of water to refill. In about 30 minutes, not only will you look better, but you’ll feel awake and alert—more so than with a cup of coffee or tea.

Sleep Soft

If your hair is unruly in the A.M., change out those cotton pillowcases for satin or silk. Both materials are far less abrasive on the hair because they offer less friction, letting your locks move around far easier and resulting in fewer tangles. If you’re not keen on dropping the cotton, wrapping your hair in a satin or silk cloth before bed works just as well.

Curl Up Clean

Never go to bed with makeup on your face. It doesn’t matter how tired you are, clean everything off your face. Leaving it on dulls your skin and clogs your pores, making your face look older than it actually is. If you happen to suffer from dry skin, add a bit of moisturizer to the trouble areas before drifting away to that well-earned beauty sleep.

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