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If you don’t feel picture-perfect when you first wake up in the morning, you’re not alone. Most people don’t wake up with glowing skin and perfect hair, at least not without some effort the night before! But, with a few skincare tips and plenty of sleep, you’ll be showing off your natural beauty before you know it! Here are tips to wake up beautiful daily regardless of your gender:

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Clean your face before going to bed

If you wear makeup, you should already know you need to use a gentle cleanser every night because oils and impurities from the air can end up on your face throughout the day. These can block your pores, which leads to breakouts and premature ageing. Wet your face, then apply your cleanser and rinse thoroughly with clean water. If you are too tired to wash your face, you can use a face wipe to cleanse your skin.

Apply a thick layer of moisturising cream

Nighttime is the perfect time to rehydrate your skin with a moisturizing cream. Smooth on a thick layer, but don’t rub it in all the way. Instead, let it soak in naturally to get the most benefits.

Apply undereye cream after moisturising

If you put on an undereye cream and then apply moisturizer, you’ll likely transfer the eye cream to other parts of your face where the cream will be less effective. Applying it after your moisturizer will help ensure it stays where you need it most: hydrating the delicate skin around your eyes.

Sleep on your back to prevent wrinkles

If you sleep on your stomach or your side, your pillow will create friction against your face, and gravity pulls your skin downwards. Over time, this can lead to wrinkles on your face. In addition to the benefits for your face, sleeping on your back holds your neck and spine in a more natural alignment. Fluid can pool under your eyes, creating dark circles. Use an extra pillow when you sleep to help prevent these bags from forming.

Use a humidifier when you sleep

Hydration is important to the health of your skin, even when you’re sleeping. Place a humidifier in your room and turn it on when you go to bed, especially in the winter when the air tends to be dry.

Drink water daily

Drinking water helps remove impurities from your body and it’s essential for healthy-looking skin. If you need help drinking more water, carry a large water bottle around with you to remind you to drink up.

Create a peaceful environment in your bedroom

Your bedroom should be cool, dark, and quiet to help you get the best sleep possible. Adjust the temperature to one that’s comfortable for you, and consider using a fan or other white noise to help block out sounds from the outside world. If you can, invest in a nice set of sheets so you feel comfortable when you get into the bed. Keep your bedroom tidy so you feel relaxed when you go in there. Pick up any laundry and straighten your nightstand or the top of your dresser before you go to bed.

By Damilola Faustino

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