5 Nighttime Beauty Musts

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Is it just me, or have you noticed that the older you get, the more effort it takes to care for yourself? For instance, I remember the day when I could moisturize my entire body with just one type of lotion after a shower. Whereas now, in addition to body lotion, I have to use different creams for different body parts. And when I slack, I pay for it. My skin begins to get dry and itchy and loses it’s natural glow. It can be such a pain, but it is so worthwhile to ensure that you properly care for yourself to preserve your skin, your teeth, your hair, etc. In this post, I will share some beauty tips I have learned in hopes that you will incorporate them into your self care plan. I promise they are quick and easy changes you can make. It will be worth your while. :)

Tip #1: Sleep on satin.

For years, and often times, even beginning during childhood, African American women are taught to sleep with a satin scarf or satin bonnet on their heads to prevent their hair from drying out and eventually breaking off. Our hair tends to be much dryer than other hair types so fabrics like cotton will quickly dry it out and break it off if we don’t protect it. Sleeping with a satin scarf or bonnet on our heads protects our hair from being pulled out or dried out by the cotton pillow cases that most of us use.

Believe it or not, this old school African American hair rule actually applies to women of all backgrounds and all different hair types. If you are not sleeping on satin, I suggest you begin to do so tonight! And I for those of you like myself who do actually want to look cute even while you sleep, I have a solution for you that you are going to love. Rather than wearing a scarf (and of course depending on the hairstyle) you can merely sleep on a stain pillow case instead. That way, you still have the option of being cute while you sleep and your hair won’t be subjected to the harshness of a cotton pillowcase.

For those of you who sleep so wild that your scarf/bonnet comes off every night, this is a great option for you a well. This method will even work well for my sistas whom have personal summer moments aka hot flashes in the middle of the night. ;) This is a much cuter and cooler option. See! I told you you would love this idea! ;)

Wait, there’s more….I recently learned that sleeping on satin has great effects on your skin as well. Not only will it prevent your hair from breaking off, it will prevent you from getting wrinkles! That alone had me sold. If you do not own a satin pillow case yet, you can get one right here from Amazon and can have it delivered to your doorstep in just two days. #winning!



Tip #2: Don’t skip the moisturizer!

No matter how sleepy you may be or how pressed for time you may be, it is very important that you always moisturize your face after your wash or wet it. When you don’t your skin will dry out which will eventually cause wrinkles and will leave your skin looking dull and dry. To maintain a nice glow, moisturizer is a must. Here are a few of my favorites recommended by a licensed dermatologist.



Tip # 3: Use an anti-aging or cell repair cream.

To all my ladies who are 35 and older, if you want to prevent or slow down the production of wrinkles on your face, I strongly recommend using a night repair cream. My aunt who has worked for a very successful dermatologist for over 25 year, who happens to be an aestitician, and who keep my skin looking radiant shared with me that as we age, the cells on our face reproduce a lot less frequently than children. In fact, adult cells reproduce once per week rather than multiple times a day like they do in children. And they typically reproduce quicker overnight. Using a cell repair cream at night will speed up the cell renewal process, which will have your skin looking amazing a lot quicker than going without.

I almost forgot to mention that is is extremely important that you wash your face every night regarding of how sleepy you are if you want to keep your skin looking healthy, clear and beautiful. Exfoliating at night (a few times each week or as often as your dermatologist recommends) should also be done at night to give your skin cells a chance to reproduce while you sleep.


Tip #4: Sleep with an eye mask.

Sleeping with an eye mask has a lot more benefits than one may think. Of course it will help you get a deeper sleep as you are blocking out all access light. If you are anything like me, you are up multiple times a night either running to the restroom or checking on your kids as they sleep. Of course waking up in the middle of the night can make it difficult to fall back asleep. I have personally found that when I sleep with an eye mask on, I get a much deeper and more solid sleep that has me feeling refreshed in the morning. Not only that, I recently learned that it can also help reduce and/or prevent dark circles under your eyes! That’s right ladies. No… More... Dark... Circles!! In my opinion, that is reason enough to incorporate an eye mask into each night’s sleep! Oh, and please ensure that your eye mask is satin as well. As discussed before, satin on your skin equals less wrinkles over time.


I know we are all busy juggling multiple tasks all the time, but that doesn’t mean that it is ok to neglect ourselves. We deserve to take a few minutes each day (even if it’s only five minutes) to moisturize our skin, do a face mask and pamper ourselves. When you look great, you feel great. I hope you start incorporating some of these items into your daily nighttime self care routine this week. If you do so, please share your results. This platform is about forming a community of women who are dedicated to being their best selves. I hope to help each of you achieve that one post at a time. :)

I would also love to hear of any additional quick nighttime beauty routines that you swear by.

Have an amazing week and cheers to being your best you.

XOXO,

Tiffany





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Tiffany Williams

Hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my blog. I really hope that you are able to benefit from it. 


Just to give you a brief description of myself, I am a mother to an extremely intelligent and charismatic little boy, a wife to an amazing and talented man, a dancer, poet, motivator, influencer, part-time Zumba instructor, a vinyasa flow yoga feen, and an HR professional at a major global corporation. Just like most of you, I live a very busy life, which requires me to master exceptional time management skills, stick to strict schedules, and stay focused. In the midst of it all, I strive to keep myself together by perfecting my peace. Without it, my family and my colleagues would be in grave danger. Ok, maybe that is a bit extreme. Lol... let's just say it wouldn't be a good look.


In my blogs, you can expect to learn tricks and tips that can make your own day-to-day life a bit less hectic while managing to maintain your inner peace, and while looking fabulous all the while. 😉 Are you ready to perfect your peace?