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Use Proper Bedding and Wash It Frequently

Believe it or not, the type of pillowcase you sleep on can help reduce the amount of wrinkles and creases that you wake up with every morning. Silk and satin pillowcases are more delicate to your skin as opposed to cotton pillowcases. It is also recommended that you change your pillowcases at least twice a week, and flip them over on opposing days. Bacteria and dead skin cells build up over time are unhealthy for your skin. You should also wash your bed linens (as well as your lingerie) in a more delicate laundry detergent to protect your skin from harsh chemicals. While those scented laundry detergents smell wonderful, they often contain chemicals that can cause breakouts or allergic reactions so it is better to wash your bedding in a mild, or unscented laundry detergent to help give you better skin.

9 Tips For Better Skin and Hair While You Sleep

Studies have also indicated that those who sleep on their back as opposed to their side are less likely to develop wrinkles later in life. Also, it is recommended that you sleep with an extra pillow. When we lie flat fluid tends to gather around our eyes, so an extra pillow can help prevent us from waking up with puffy and red eyes.

Use a Humidifier While You Sleep

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9 Tips For Better Skin and Hair While You Sleep

Humidifiers have many benefits and help you sleep better. One of the most important advantages is that a humidifier adds moisture back into the air to hydrate your skin to keep it soft and supple. This is especially beneficial for those who live in drier climates, as well as those who like to turn up the heat while they sleep. A humidifier can also help keep your hair shiny and healthy, as well. So sleeping with a humidifier is another way for you to wake up with better skin and hair.

Brush Your Hair Before You Go to Sleep

First of all, never go to bed with wet hair, make sure it is completely dry and free of tangles. Brush out your tangles with a brush or comb before you go to bed for the night. You can use a conditioning spray or detangler if you have hair that is prone to knots and tangles. This is especially useful for those who have longer, finer hair.

9 Tips For Better Skin and Hair While You Sleep

It is also recommended that you pull your hair back in a ponytail before bed to keep it away from your face and protect your skin. Pulling your hair back tightly can cause breakage and damage to your hair. If you are going to pull it back, use a scrunchy instead of an elastic band. Also, pull it back in a loose ponytail, braid or bun. Or simply wear a soft cotton or silk headband to keep your hair away from your face. If you do this, you will wake up with better skin and hair guaranteed.

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