a long and tiring day of school, practice and homework, those precious hours of
sleep seem to pass by too quickly. With a few changes to your before-bed
habits, dermatologist Rebecca Baxt swears you can wake up looking totally
well-rested and with a healthier complexion. Before hopping in bed, review
these quick tips to a better snoozefest.
Cool down your room a notch
not to love about snuggling up under the covers when it’s chilly? It’s a good
idea to turn down the heater needle a notch lower when its time to sleep.
“Overheated rooms dry out the skin,” says Baxt.
Sweat caused by the heat also makes acne breakouts or eczema worse when
there’s dry heat.
sheets that are super soft to the touch. “Cotton sheets and pillowcases with a
high thread count are smooth and healthy for most skin types,” Baxt says.
“People with very sensitive skin might prefer silk/satin sheets which are even
softer.” Plus, they’re help prevent hair breakage, as well. Hate those crease
marks on your skin in the morning? Switching to satin or silk sheets will
prevent those from appearing. Don’t want any creams you might’ve applied to
wipe off? Go for silk, as it doesn’t hold on to any moisture.
Assess your skin type
all complexions are created equal, so while night cream may be good for some,
that’s def not the case for everyone. “If your skin is very oily, you don’t
need a night cream on top of your natural oils,” Baxt explains. “If you have
dry skin, then the heaviest moisturizer you can tolerate will help your skin
appear glowing instead of dry in the morning.” To treat acne, apply acne creams
at night to nourish your skin and combat blemishes.
Treat your tresses
people try shampooing less and conditioning more when they see their sheets filled
with flakes in the morning, but that’s a bad idea according to Baxt. “It is
important to note that dandruff gets worse from reduced washing and over
conditioning,” she says. Shampoos such as Selsun Blue, Head & Shoulders and
Nizoral are good solutions if you do wake up with flakes on your sheets. For
those who have acne, she recommends tying your locks loosely so that they don’t
fall on your face or back.
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BY KRUPALI DESAI ON 4/12/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sleep, beauty, inner beauty, hair, how to, tips, skin, skin problems, bust breakouts, get rid of acne, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin