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The Top Beauty Habits You Should Do Every Night (and a Few You Shouldn’t!)
There you are, at the end of a long workday, you’ve just finished dinner, the dishes, put the kiddies to bed, and you are already thinking about the next workday. You’ve done everything, it seems, except take a moment to relax and to think about yourself. It’s all too easy to just fall into the lazy habit of wiping a wet washrag over your makeup-covered eyes and lips and say “good enough,” but the truth is, that is really NOT good enough. With just a few extra minutes, you can develop some serious beauty habits that will keep your face, skin, and hair beautiful, clear of blemishes and wrinkle free for years. When you are in your 20’s, thoughts of wrinkles seem far away, but it’s actually what you do in your 20’s that shows up in your skin in your 50’s,so start now with some of the best beauty routines you should be doing at night; and a few that you should stop doing!
Things to start:
1. Remove Your Makeup
And we mean every single bit of it, not just a quick wipe with a wet towel. If you want to wake up fresh and zit free, then remove every bit of makeup before you hit the hay.
2. Relax in a Warm Bath
If you have one! Just a 20 minute soak in warm tub with a few candles and some essential oils like rosemary, lavender, or chamomile will help relieve stress, remove toxins, and allow you a few minutes to do a couple of other beauty routines (keep reading for those.) A warm bath will also help you to sleep better. Read more about therapeutic baths that could change your life.
3. Hot Oil Hair Treatment
Just before you slip into that tub, heat up a bit of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Pour it over your head (make sure it’s not too hot) and massage it into your scalp well. Allow it to soak down into your hair. You can put a bit extra on the ends if you tend to have frizzy or dry hair. Put your hair in a shower cap, then sit in that tub and relax. When you are done with your soak, simply rinse out or wash your hair as you normally would. Find out all natural remedy for your hair, eyelashes and eyebrows.
4. Soften Your Feet
Even if you don’t spend all day on your feet, that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little TLC! Just before you hop into bed, apply a foot lotion that contains either tea tree oil or peppermint oil, and then cover your feet with your favorite fuzzy socks. In the morning, your feet will be as soft as a baby’s bottom.
5. Face Masks
OK, so you might look like Mrs. Doubtfire or Michael Myers, but if you really only have time for one beauty treatment, this is the one to do. Use a face mask before bed.
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6. Go Wild with Lotion
Our hands tend to get dried out during the day from air conditioning, chores, and excessive hand washing, and we rarely think to apply hand lotion during the course of the day. At bedtime, feel free to go wild with that hand lotion, especially some thick, super moisturizing hand cream that will have your hands looking and feeling super soft by morning. Add some to your elbows too, while you’re at it.
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