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Nighttime Beauty Myths

There’s no doubt that you look and feel better when you’ve gotten a good night’s rest. In fact, it’s even been proven that people look more attractive when they’re not sleep-deprived. Sleep relaxes your muscles, allows your skin to repair itself, and can even help prevent overeating. But there are some bedtime routines that simply don’t cut it when it comes to looking your best. Before you waste your time, find out which common tips are totally bogus. Myth #1: Vaseline is the Perfect Night Cream. Despite what you may have heard through the grapevine, there’s simply nothing in petroleum jelly than prevents aging. The potent moisturizer may make wrinkles look temporarily less obvious, but…

Is it Bad to Go to Bed Without Washing Your Face?

Four reasons to always cleanse your complexion before bedtime. Whether you are coming home after being stuck at the office or after a few too many cocktails, it can be hard to muster up the energy to wash your face when you’re exhausted. But skipping that pre-bedtime step can damage your skin. These are four reasons to wash your face before you go to sleep: 1. You’ll Reduce Breakouts. You probably aren’t even aware that you touch your face all day long, making it one of the dirtiest parts of your body. And with all of that bacteria on your skin, you may be more susceptible to developing acne; washing away the grime before bed will remove…

How to Beat Bedhead

Say bye-bye to bad hair days, no matter what length your hair is! Sometimes all it takes is one frightening look in the mirror in the a.m. to realize that you’ve become a victim of the dreaded bedhead. Good morning, weird cowlicks, tangled knots, and strands pointing every which way but down! Between that and morning breath, it can be hard to feel attractive and energized for the day ahead. Luckily, there’s a bedhead solution for every hair length. If showering in the morning to start your hairstyle over again isn’t an option, check out some of these alternatives. For Long or Medium-Length Hair It’s actually easier to avoid bedhead when you have long or medium-length hair, assuming…

Night Creams: Do They Really Work?

The inside story on whether you can sleep your way to fresher-looking skin Your mother was right: You do need your beauty sleep. But it’s not just the total amount of good quality shut-eye that matters. What mom may not have known is that you can actually maximize the beauty benefits of sleep by using the right cream on your face while you’re snoozing. Slather on a high-quality night cream before slipping under the covers, and over time you may end up with a smoother, clearer, and more radiant complexion. Night creams can be helpful because your skin naturally repairs itself while you sleep. That’s when the metabolic activity of the skin’s cells is at…

Sleeping with Your Contacts In: Is it bad?

The risk of these scary complications will make you never want to fall asleep while wearing them again. In a nutshell, the answer is yes—sleeping in your contacts is a bad idea. Even extended-wear contacts that are approved by the FDA for multiple-day wear (meaning that you can sleep in them most nights) come with the risk of eye infection—and the FDA recommends that you still remove them at least one night a week. If you need motivation to haul your butt to the bathroom to remove your lenses when all you want to do is collapse into bed, read on to discover some scary potential problems that can come from sleeping in your contacts. You…

Beauty Products to Help You Have Your Best Sleep Ever

Fill your medicine cabinet with these buys to wake up looking—and feeling—your best. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing: A good night of shut-eye (for most people, that’s seven to nine hours) can help you look your best. While you snooze, your body goes into repair mode, so new cells form and replace older cells. The result: a fresher face with brighter, healthier skin and fewer dark circles. While sleep is a natural way to enhance your complexion, beauty products can give you an additional boost. Try these to wake up looking—and feeling—wonderful. Night Cream A moisturizer for the p.m. hours may help your skin look younger. Choose a night cream that contains retinols…