How to start your day with beautiful, radiant skin
- Hydrate, especially at night
- De-stress before bed
- Use a good cleanser like Jennifer Bradley's 3 in 1 Fresh Cleanser
- Get enough sleep
Waking up beautiful sounds like a dream, but with the right bedtime beauty ritual and healthy habits for your skin, you’d be surprised how glowing and gorgeous you can look ﬁrst thing in the morning. The secret is to be consistent and to take care of your skin from both the inside and the outside. If you do one without the other, you’re not likely to achieve the results you want. But, eat well, hydrate, banish stress — and nourish your skin with hydrating skincare products — and you can look your best even when you’re fresh out of bed.
What does your skin look like in the morning?
While you sleep, there’s actually a lot going on with your skin. Fluid is distributed more evenly because you’re lying down, which can help to ﬁll out ﬁne lines, so they appear less visible when you wake up. The skin’s also rebuilding collagen and repairing damage from free radicals, so you may notice a soft sunrise glow.
You may also ask yourself — why is my skin clear when I wake up? If you’re using cleansing skincare products before bed or a night cream with retinol, this could be behind your coveted a.m. look. At night, products have the chance to absorb into skin cells and do their work. A good moisturizer or even an all- night face mask can make a tremendous diﬀerence.
If you wake up with dull, dry skin, you’re not alone. This is actually pretty common. One reason is that your skin creates the most natural oils around midday, then production starts to decline. By the evening, it can begin to feel parched if you’re not hydrating throughout the day. With less surface oil, you can lose more water overnight.
Whether you notice your skin is clear when you wake up or it’s dull, puﬀy, or tired-looking, you can maximize what’s working for you and solve common problems with a few helpful skincare tips.
Feed your body in the day so you wake up beautiful
Radiant skin starts with what you’re giving your body throughout the day. Skip the sugary treats and simple carbs and look for foods that are high in antioxidants.
Fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, and seeds are loaded with free radical-ﬁghting antioxidants that your skin can beneﬁt from.
You can even start your day with a beauty-boosting green drink. Try pineapple, spinach, banana, and coconut water for a hydrating smoothie. Cilantro and parsley are known to be excellent greens for detoxing. Combine with cucumber, honey, and fresh lime juice for a refreshing green drink for your skin.
Other skin-healthy foods include salmon, mackerel, coconut oil, and avocados. All of these foods are good sources of healthy fats, which can help your skin stay young-looking.
Hydrate, especially at night
To prevent a dull, puﬀy look when you wake up, it’s a good idea to stay ultra-hydrated. Drink water during the day but also have a glass before bed to make sure your body has plenty of ﬂuids for its nighttime work!
De-stress before bed
When we’re stressed, it’s hard to fall asleep quickly and get a restful seven to nine hours. Stress also triggers inﬂammation, which can lead to redness. Take the time to relax before bed. Whether you practice 20 minutes of gentle yoga, meditate, or simply chill out with a candle and your favorite music, schedule me-time into your evening beauty routine.
You don’t want to leave any dirt or makeup on your skin when you go to sleep. Remove impurities and deep clean those pores so your skin can breathe at night. You can follow your cleansing routine with a toner and serum for extra nourishment and hydration.
If you are concerned about the way your eyes appear in the morning, try an anti-aging eye cream or an all- night mask to replenish and hydrate. For clearing up your complexion and diminishing acne scars or brown spots, before bed is the perfect time for a resurfacing treatment like our Resurface Gel. Buy now and add it to your evening regimen! Apply once or twice a week to help erase ﬁne lines, shrink your pores, and achieve a beautiful glow.
Get enough sleep
How to wake up beautiful? Get plenty of rest! There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep. Our skin needs time to restore itself. If you aren’t getting enough rest, it doesn’t have the chance to renew, so you won’t wake up looking refreshed. Sleeping through the night is one of the best things you can do for the long-term wellness of your skin.
Skincare products to help you wake up with beautiful skin
Treat your skin right with healthy eating, plenty of hydration, and a relaxing nighttime ritual, and make sure you’re using products that are formulated to nourish, restore, and protect. When you follow a consistent beauty care routine, you’re sure to wake up looking your best. For more beauty and skincare tips, check out our blog!