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What if you could wake up way more gorgeous than you were the night before? The key is to get enough sleep. Though optimum amounts of nightly shut-eye are different for everyone, most people need between 7 and 9 hours so that the body can effectively repair itself while you are at your highest renewal cycle. An increase in blood flow boosts skin radiance, decreases dark under-eye circles and puffiness and floods nourishment to your hair follicles so a glowing complexion, brighter looking eyes and a healthier head of hair are on the long list of beautifying benefits you can expect. Another big bonus of getting your Zzz’s is that your beauty products will work at peak performance and many are formulated to work while you sleep.
Here, 6 beauty boosters that work the night shift:
Reverie Ever Recovery Hair Oil ($52) revives dry, damaged hair, whether it is super straight, tightly coiled or somewhere in between. A blend of Marula Seed Oil, Crambe Abssinica Seed Oil and Squalene work together to smooth the cuticle, nourish and boost elasticity and reduce thermal damage so the result is super shiny, re-moisturized, frizz-free hair with no greasy finish. Just massage up to three drops into damp or dry hair to reap the benefits. Besides being used as a reparative night treatment, you can also apply it as a pre-shampoo treatment or as a daily styling product.
Task Essential System Red Eye Complex ($95) diminishes dark circles, under eye puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles, as it boosts hydration and skin firmness through a potent and powerful combination of ingredients including pure oxygen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, nanopeptides, plant extracts and Argan stem cells. Apply before bedtime and wake up to more refreshed looking eyes.
Glamglow Dreamduo Overnight Transforming Treatment ($59) will have you waking up to a softer, smoother, younger-looking complexion. It gives you two products in one that completely change your complexion. The pearl-toned serum melts into your skin infusing it with anti-aging free-radical fighters and nourishing nutrients like green coffee and green tea leaf teaoxi, while the gray-toned seal locks it in as it flushes skin with moisture, plumps it up and recharges it thanks to hyaluronic acid and mozuku green algae. Apply an even layer of the serum on a freshly cleansed complexion and let it absorb for 30 seconds before locking it in with the Dreamseal.
Caudalie Vine(Activ) Overnight Detox Night Oil ($50) can be worn alone or used under your nighttime moisturizer to combat daily daytime damage. This dry oil will help to reverse fine lines and wrinkles, a dull or uneven skin tone and uneven skin texture. Plant extracts such as grape seed oil and essential oils including carrot, lavender and rose musc garner detoxifying and energizing results as well as support cell renewal and help to flush out free radicals, dead skin cells, and other unwelcome debris.
James Read Sleep Mask Tan ($38) delivers anti-aging results and a subtle streak-free golden glow. The skin care blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber, Aloe Vera and Red Algae bind moisture to the skin and help lock it in, refresh your complexion, and soothe irritation. Apply it before bedtime up to two times per week to maintain your results.
Nails Inc. Overnight Detox Nail Mask ($15) is the solution for those who have damaged to extremely damaged nails due to gel manicures or other causes. To use, apply it to the nail bed and massage it in to activate and launch the detoxing repair and regenerate process. A mix of antioxidant green tea, nutrient-rich spirulina maxima, healthy-growth restoring acai berry and more combine to hydrate, protect and restore.
NOTE: All products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.