Overnight Beauty Tips to Wake Up Gorgeous
Written by Jerlynn Tay. Copywriter
Do you ever ponder about the hours we spend sleeping? An average of eight hours a day means that we spend around one-third of our life sleeping! With that in mind, why not put those hours spent sleeping to good use and wake up even more stunning overnight? Let’s talk about these overnight beauty tips that will work while you sleep.
1. Slather on virgin coconut oil to get rid of dry or damaged hair
Virgin coconut oil is an excellent conditioner for hair because it actually penetrates the hair shaft to nourish from within. Besides, it also works wonders on the scalp as the oil moisturises the skin and helps to sooth scalp conditions like dandruff. Plus, its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties help to ward off conditions such as folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles) and fungal infections.
To wake up to healthier, shinier, and glossier locks, work some virgin coconut oil into your hair and scalp before bed, cover with a shower cap or wrap with a towel, and leave on overnight. Simply rinse the oil out in the morning with shampoo to reveal shiny moisturised tresses. Alternatively, apply a few drops of virgin coconut oil to the tips of your hair before sleep to wake up to shiny, hydrated hair. Now every day can be a good hair day.
2. Sleep on silk pillowcases to keep wrinkles and frizzy hair at bay
With fans including celebrities, dermatologists, and beauty experts, it is high time you join in on the silk pillowcases bandwagon. As cotton draws in moisture, cotton pillowcases will pull moisture out of your hair and skin—leaving you with dry hair and skin. The moisture in the cotton fibers also causes friction of the hair and skin, which, in turn, leads to hair breakage, split ends, frizziness, and wrinkles.
Silk pillowcases, on the other hand, not only feel luxurious but are also excellent for your hair and skin. The lack of friction with silk pillowcases helps to avoid hair breakage and damage. Plus, the silky fabric also prevents those dreaded sleep lines all over your face. Make the swap to silk pillowcases today!
3. Castor oil for lush and long eyelashes
Give your lashes some TLC with castor oil while you sleep to wake up to thicker and longer eyelashes. The omega-6 fatty acids in the oil will moisturise and condition your lashes as well as help to minimise breakage.
All you need to do is apply a tiny amount of castor oil to your eyelashes regularly and reap the reward of thick and fluttery eyelashes in a few weeks. In fact, if your eyebrows are looking a little sparse, castor oil will have them looking “on fleek” in no time, too.
4. Apply aloe vera as a spot treatment
This succulent plant is an active ingredient in many skincare items like moisturisers, soaps, and face washes because of its moisturising and calming properties. But did you know that aloe vera is excellent in treating pimples, scars, and blemishes too? Its anti-bacterial properties prevent bacteria from infecting the acne wounds and also speed up the healing process. Meanwhile, its astringent property removes excess oil and grime to prevent breakouts. And you know that horrible itching associated with acne? Well, the magnesium lactate in aloe vera helps to alleviate the itching as well as skin rashes.
To banish acne, apply the aloe vera topically before bed and you will wake up to smooth flawless skin.
With these overnight beauty tips in your arsenal, you can maximise your beauty routine during the hours you spend sleeping. Now you know why it is called beauty sleep!