Winter beauty problems like dry skin, cracked lips and brittle hair can be settled overnight by following these hacks for flawless hair and skin from Hairtrade.com.
- Use silk pillowcases
This simple tip will help to avoid hair breakage and damage from tossing and turning throughout the night, keeping your hair frizz-free. There have even been claims that it helps to minimise breakouts and wrinkles too, so by adopting this trick you’ll be looking after your skin for the long-run.
- Drink water before bed
Try to drink one large glass of water before bed to keep your skin hydrated throughout the night. Dehydrated skin is most often the cause for dull complexions, so keeping topped up with good old H20 is one of the simplest and most accessible ways to ensure glowing skin all year round.
- Wear hydrating gloves
Wear hydrating hand gloves whilst you sleep for a simple and cost-effective way of dealing with unsightly cuticles and chapped skin on your hands and knuckles. We put our hands through a great deal from using them all day so they shouldn’t be neglected in your beauty routine.
- Sprinkle your bed sheets with baby powder
Baby powder will keep your sheets smelling fresh and your skin comfortably dry and silky while you sleep. Opt for a lavender and chamomile scent to really calm your senses too.
- Coat the ends of your hair with coconut oil
Coconut oil penetrates hair at the very core to smooth and repair each strand, leaving your hair feeling soft, strong and smelling beautiful. It can be quite heavy on some hair types though, so start off with small amounts and work your way up as you learn how your own hair reacts. You can also cover up your hair with a shower cap or towel over night to save messing up your pillows and sheets.
- Apply dry shampoo before bed
If you’re going to bed knowing you’ll be relying on dry shampoo the next morning, save yourself some of the trouble and apply lots of dry shampoo just before you go to sleep. This way, it will be able to work at tackling greasy locks throughout the night so your hair will look fresh and smell great when you wake up.
- Pop your eye cream in the fridge
Store your eye cream in the fridge overnight and apply it cool in the morning or at night before you go to sleep. Not only will it help to prolong the life of your product, but the cooling effect will help to de-puff and soothe early morning eye bags too.
- Apply a nourishing oil to your lips
Exfoliate your lips and then apply a generous coat of your favourite lip balm, olive oil or almond oil before heading to bed. Keep up this habit and you’ll never have to worry about chapped lips again.