Beauty Sleep - Silky Secrets

Beauty sleep is a necessity after a certain age. All nighters require recovery time . No more stepping out the next day without a trace of evidence. Sleep deprivation is epidemic. We all know that it wreaks havoc on your body. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can take a toll on your appearance as well. Getting a good night's rest is paramount. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to enhance your beauty sleep. 

Firstly, assess your bedroom. Make it restful, relaxing, clean, and calm. Create your own private oasis with decor that makes you feel cozy and comfortable. If you haven't done so already, get the tv out of there! Electronics disrupt your circadian rhythms. The same goes for cell phones. I have to confess, that lately, I feel like my phone is my "boyfriend". I sleep with it, check on it, and it's the first thing I think of every morning. Let's try to break these bad habits! 

Secondly, invest in a silk pillow, and, or, a silk scarf. Silk is soft and gentle on your hair and skin. Say goodbye to unwanted creases on your face, and fuzzy hair in the AM. Go to bed with a glamorous headwrap, and wake up looking refreshed and naturally beautiful! 

You can find inexpensive faux silk headwraps at CVS and Target, or opt for a cool vintage real silk scarf. Just make sure it's a large enough square to wrap your hair thoroughly, and tie the knot in the front towards the top (like a unicorn), so that it's comfy to sleep in.

Invest in a silk pillow cover to save your hair from tangles, and breakage. Toss and turn as much as you need to, but your hair will stay smooth and frizz free! Another worthwhile investment, is a silk eye mask. Soft and gentle on your face, an eye mask is essential to a deep sleep. Great for cat naps and travel too...treat yourself. xoxo

The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.” Marilyn Monroe