Your hours of slumber play a very important role in how you look. 

Beauty sleep is actually a thing and mostly involves repairing the skin overnight. 

So, if you want your skin and hair to look younger and healthier during the day, here are some handy tips: 

1. Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase 

The fibers in these kinds of pillowcase will not only stop you from waking up with a birds nest on your head, but will soften wrinkles and fine lines because it causes less friction between your skin and the pillowcase. 

2. Sleep on your back 

If you sleep on your front, repeated pressure on the skin can cause to creasing and then eventually lead to set-in lines. Also, if you tend to have puffy eyes in the morning, try sleeping with an extra pillow – lying flat can cause fluid to gather around your eyes. 


3. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise 

For a fresh, dewy look in the morning, make sure to use an anti-aging night cream that contains hyaluronic acid. This kind of cream will attract water into the skin and smooth wrinkles. 

4. Change your pillowcases often 

Wash your pillowcases frequently so you’re not resting your lovely skin on top of bacteria for eight hours a night. Flip them over on days you’re not changing them too. 

5. Sleep with a humidifier on 

Water is GREAT for your skin, but seeing as though you can’t drink while asleep, use a humidifier to keep yourself hydrated at night. 


6. Steer clear of salty foods and alcohol 

When you consume alcohol, your body becomes dehydrated so to compensate, it starts collecting natural fluids around the eyes. The same sort of things happens after consuming too much salt. 

7. Wear your hair up – but not in a tight bun 

By keeping your hair away from your face, you’ll avoid the natural oils from wreaking havoc on your complexion. A loose ponytail that won’t cause hair breakage is the best option. 

8. Go to bed with a clean face 

I know it can be tempting, but DON’T go to bed with your make up on! Aside from causing funky eye gunk, not taking your makeup off before sleep causes pore clogging, which can lead to breakouts.