I just came across an article on the web with the enticing title, “10 Ways To Wake Up Gorgeous”.
Even though I manage to make myself presentable after a bit of effort in the morning, waking up gorgeous is not something I do on an average day (or to be honest any day!) so I couldn’t resist a look.
There are a few good tips there including
Sleep On Your Back
Apparently if you sleep on your face you are more prone to getting lines and wrinkles
“The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds—that’s a lot of pressure to be putting on your face night after night. In fact, most dermatologists can tell what side of the face you’re sleeping on by the number of wrinkles there. Eek.
If you just can’t sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side with a body pillow. Your face won’t be as smashed into the pillow.”
If you do sleep on your back, try and extra pillow so fluid doesn’t accumulate in your face and you’ll wake up less puffy around the eyes in the morning.
Wake Up Sun-Kissed
This is a good tip if you liked the Jennifer Aniston sun kissed makeup tutorial but you would rather not have to apply makeup every day.
If you carefully mix a little self tan with moisturizer or use one of those moisturizers that already contains a tan booster you can wake up with a bit of color – give your moisturizer a bit of time to sink in before you get between the sheets so that it doesn’t rub off on them (an hour is good). I’d like to add to that
- Don’t overdo it! A little color is good. An orange face is not.
- Also, make sure you moisturize both your face and body so you don’t get a nasty tidemark where the color stops.
- Remember, as the palms of your hands should never get tanned, clean them with a drop of toner or something before you go to bed 🙂
Use a Satin Pillowslip
If you sleep on satin your hair will glide over the pillow rather than turning all frizzy – a great tip if your hair tends to stand up all over the place in the morning.
Apply an Eyelash Treatment
The “how to be beautiful in the morning” article (see link below to the full thing) mentions a very expensive product for helping to grow your lashes and condition them. If it is beyond your budget (and that is definitely too rich for me) try a slick of Vaseline which makes a great lash conditioning treatment to wear overnight.
Not Such Helpful Beauty Tips
Less helpful (in terms of looking gorgeous in the morning) are the tips that are about using the night to treat your skin and hair.
Well, with most of them you have to look worse before you look better.
For example, the article advises putting a deep conditioning treatment on your hair and leaving it on overnight once a week. I don’t know about you but that is not going to make me wake up looking beautiful. It is going to make me wake up with freaky hair until I wash the stuff off.
In a similar vein, are applying a tooth whitening treatment, wearing Frownies and slapping a moisturizing treatment on your feet and then bed socks.
I don’t want to turn my partner right off so I can wake up looking better for everyone else (though knowing him he either won’t notice or just think it’s hilarious) LOL
Then the final set are ones I disagree with – tying your hair back with a scrunchie and wearing mineral makeup in bed. A scrunchie may work for some but for me it would just put kinks in my hair I would need to iron out in the morning and there’s no way I’d go to bed in makeup just to find my face on the pillow in the morning and a zit or two on my cheek.
So if anyone actually knows how I could wake up gorgeous I’d love to know. Meanwhile you can read the whole article here and see if you agree or disagree with the tips.