Getting up can, rather strangely, be a nightmare. Whether you’re a morning person or not, you can have bad days. So here are some top tips for waking up looking less stressed.
Always Clean Your Face
It’s never a good idea to leave your makeup on when sleeping. Makeup can cause harm to your skin if you leave it on. The powders and liquids clog your pores and prevent your skin from renewing during your N2 sleep cycle. When this happens, your skin becomes tired-looking, and it can be hard to get rid of once it starts. So always remove makeup using beauty products such as cleansers and toners like micellar water before bed. For natural “panda eyes” you can use vitamin-C roll-ons that make your under-eyes appear renewed, refreshed and more natural.
Drink (or Eat) Plenty of Water
When you sleep, you will potentially go for several hours without hydration. But you can hydrate yourself enough before bedtime. Dehydration in the morning will leave you feeling sick and looking dry. You can use moisturizers at night for a morning revitalization. But the best thing to do is drink water, and only water, an hour or two before sleeping. However, you might get up at night to remove excess water from your body. But eating water-filled foods like melon and cucumber helps you retain hydration better as you sleep.
Block Everything to Wake Up Looking Less Stressed
Some people need complete quiet. Others require darkness. Some unlucky few can’t sleep without both. Whichever keeps you awake at night, try to remove or block them out completely. Otherwise, your interrupted sleep patterns will begin to show on your face. Additionally, sleeping in darkness and quiet helps lower your chances of becoming depressed because of increased melanin production. If something keeps you awake, like noisy neighbours or street lights, try earplugs, face masks and natural sleeping remedies like herbal teas and valerian root tablets.
Look After Your Mental Health
Of course, there are times when you just can’t sleep. Depending on the country, insomnia affects between 30% and 50% of the population. And no matter what you do, you just can’t get enough sleep to feel or look your best. There is no cure for insomnia, but there are excellent healthy things you can do. Some insomnia patients report better sleep after doing things like exercising, removing stress from their lives and even writing in a journal. Sleep disorders aren’t always medical and could be caused by external stress and anxiety, which you need to address.
Turn Off Your Phone
We all go to bed with our phones these days. We spend all day scrolling and then all night scrolling. And none of it is good for you. Spending all your time on social media will definitely cause mental health issues. And browsing eCommerce sites just makes you buy the stuff you don’t need. Then there are the risks associated with blue light radiation coming from your screens. Which also keeps you awake by disrupting brainwaves. And after all this, it’s almost guaranteed someone will text or phone just as you are drifting off. So turn off your phone!
You can try various things to wake up looking less stressed in the mornings. For example, you can try staying hydrated, blocking out distractions and turning off your smartphone.