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Weekdays are the worst, that’s indisputable. It’s important to remember, in all that mayhem, to take care of yourself. Here are some straight forward things you can try before bedtime to wake up looking refreshed and gorgeous in the morning

Remove your makeup before bed.

The most important thing to do to wake up looking fresh is to remove all of your makeup before bedtime. That means leftover mascara, lip colour—everything. Skipping this will clog your pores and leave free radicals on the skin, which can cause acne, create a duller complexion, and contribute to aging. We don’t want that

Put on a thick layer of moisturizer all over the face and neck.

Wake up to supple and well moisturised skin in the morning

Pin your hair back
Your hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and pillowcase and cause breakouts. Braid your hair, pin it up into a bun, or wear a satin hair bonnet to keep it off your face as you sleep.

Get a Silk/ Satin Pillowcase

This point flows from the last. Not only do you want to protect your face, you want to keep your hair’s overall health through the week. You can try sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase as fibers on most cotton pillows are rough against the hair cuticles. Don’t want to splurge on silk? Changing a cotton or linen pillowcase every one to two days can also bring an improvement.

Get eight hours of sleep

Beauty rest is not a myth people! Catching a good night’s sleep can really effect the way you look. For those who suffer from dark circles, they occur because a lack of adequate rest compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained. Lack of sleep also causes your skin to look dull and tired because your circulation has been impaired.

 

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Decided to share with you five budget friendly skincare tips with ingredients that could be in your kitchen right now.

  1. A Honey Face Mask: Raw honey, not the processed stuff, is a natural anti bacterial. It’s also a super quick way to get soft, beautiful skin. Once a week, try spreading about a tablespoon of raw honey on your face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then use warm water to gently rinse it off and pat dry.
  2. A replenishing lip mask: This honey treatment isn’t reserved for the face. If you’ve got dry lips combine a teaspoon of coconut oil, honey, two table spoons of sugar and a dash of lemon juice in a small bowl. Apply the mixture with a toothbrush in a circular motion to your lips. Rinse off and follow with your favourite lip balm.
  3. Elbow and Knee exfoliator/brightener: Cut an orange in half and rub it on your elbows and knees. Not only does it help soften up the rough patches, it acts as a lightening agent. It also smells really good.
  4. Full Body Scrub: Mix a 2 to 1 ratio of olive oil and sea salt to make a quick body scrub. this helps get rid of dead skin cells revealing softer, glowing skin.
  5. An alternative scrub, ‘The Dry Brush’: Dry brushing is a simple exfoliation process that helps to stimulate a number of organs in your body. It helps the lymphatic system, tightens skin by promoting circulation, eliminates dead skin, and can even eliminate cellulite.

Bear in mind, these natural beauty tips are not quick fixes. You need to make sure you’re getting enough hours of sleep, eating well, drinking lots of water and exercising. Remember that you get out of your body what you put in, so be sure to take care of yourself.

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