8 beauty sleep tips to prevent wrinkles, acne, frizzy hair and more

As we scour the internet for advice on how to get a better night’s sleep, what we may not realize is that sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being. general. Many of us often complain about not getting enough sleep, but brain fog and feeling tired are just a few consequences of not letting your body rest.

In fact, many Americans – and people in general – don’t get enough sleep; approximately 20% of Americans suffer from sleep disorders and 45% of the world’s population have sleep problems.

But when you don’t get enough sleep, you put yourself at risk of a variety of problems: faster skin aging, increased risk of heart attack or stroke, weight gain, and blurred vision.

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Luckily, there are things we can do before bed to not only help us get more restful sleep, but also give our skin a glow and keep our hair from frizzy, among other benefits.

TikToker Alice Hannah, who posts under the Isabelle.Lux account, has created a series of videos with tips and tricks to try before bed to prevent wrinkles and acne, and to maintain beautiful hair when you wake up.

Here’s how to keep your skin glowing, your hair healthy, and your body and mind rested by following a nighttime routine.

1. Cleanse your face three times.

Before going to bed, Isabelle washes her face two or three times, but not with soap and water as some might think.

She swears by Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, putting it on once to remove makeup, then applying it a second time, leaving it on for 20 minutes while she does the rest of her nighttime routine.

2. Use a bamboo hairbrush.

While most people have a plastic hairbrush they can use before bed, Isabelle uses a bamboo hairbrush for three minutes. Although she says bamboo hairbrushes stimulate hair growth, that’s not the only benefit.

Bamboo hairbrushes are also said to reduce frizz, improve circulation and make your hair incredibly shiny. Plus, they’re durable and reduce waste.

3. Drybrush your whole body.

The benefits of dry brushing are endless and, as Isabelle says, “The shine [after dry brushing] is absolutely unmatched. Dry brushing not only removes dead skin, but it increases blood flow, reduces stretch marks and reduces cellulite.

While there are risks associated with dry brushing, such as skin irritation or damage, it’s important to remember not to brush your skin too hard or harshly.

4. Try LED light therapy.

LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that allows LED lights to penetrate the layers of the skin to improve the skin. LED light therapy is used by dermatologists and other specialists, and is another nighttime ritual that Isabelle highly recommends.

LED light therapy is commonly used to treat various skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, actinic keratosis, wrinkles, hair loss, and even skin cancer in some cases.

5. Drink a glass of water…with olive oil.

For extra skin improvement, Isabelle says to sip a glass of water before bed, but add a tablespoon of olive oil. She claims that “your skin will glow,” but drinking olive oil has its own added benefits.

Olive oil is known to have healthy fats and vitamins, including antioxidants that fight skin damage and aging. These antioxidants and vitamins also have anti-inflammatory properties. A study determined that burn patients who ingested olive oil daily healed faster. Not only that, but drinking olive oil daily is said to soften and hydrate skin and hair over time.

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Additionally, another study found that eating 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil daily reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by 15% and the risk of heart disease by 21%.

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6. Sleep with a satin bonnet, silk eye mask and silk pillowcase.

In another TikTok, Isabelle goes through her extra nighttime routine — this time, to help fight frizz and improve skin health.

Sleeping with a satin bonnet, eye mask and silk pillowcase helps reduce frizz, improve hair shine, reduce tangles and hydrate hair. Indeed, satin and silk are both smooth, which reduces friction and tugging on the hair.

As for wearing a silk eye mask and using a silk pillowcase, the benefits for your skin are many. While you sleep, over time your cotton or non-silk pillowcase can actually lead to facial puckering, a stretching of the skin that can cause permanent sleep lines.

But a silk pillowcase and eye mask can combat this, and can leave your skin hydrated and help acne due to its smooth surface. Isabelle also says that wearing a silk eye mask is good for sensitive skin around the eyes, likely due to its smooth surface.

7. Wear silicone patches.

While silk can help hair and skin, Isabelle says wearing silicone eye patches help fill in wrinkles on your face and moisturize your skin. But skin silicone has also been shown to improve skin elasticity, reduce water loss, smooth skin, and even reduce facial scarring.

You can wear silicone patches on your face, but you can also place them on your chest. Isabelle even recommends buying large ones for the chest and cutting them to size, as it saves money; In addition, the patches are reusable.

8. Stick your mouth.

Many people tend to breathe through their mouths when they sleep, and thanks to TikTok, people have made videos advocating mouth scotch tape, a trend Isabelle is promoting.

Duct tape involves wearing an adhesive strip over your mouth while you sleep to prevent mouth breathing and blocked nasal passages from disrupting your sleep cycle. “Taping your mouth shut before bed is really important for your breathing, for your facial structure, if you can imagine,” Isabelle says.

Mouth breathing is a good habit to get into as soon as possible, as mouth breathing can lead to poor cheekbone definition, which negatively impacts the shape of your face and neck, as well as your posture. . Chronic mouth breathing may require surgery or some form of modification.

Despite the proposed benefits of taping your mouth, experts aren’t quite sure how effective the practice is yet. Rather, it is important to see a doctor and find the root cause of your sleep problems, which may include sleep apnea, drinking alcohol near bedtime, asthma, allergies, a septum deviation or sleeping on your back.

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