How Your Beauty Routine May Be Affecting Your Sleep
Your beauty routine and the amount of quality sleep you receive go hand in hand.
Beauty sleep isn’t just a myth – it can actually help you look and feel much younger. But did you know that it was actually possible for your beauty routine to affect the quality of your sleep?
We share a few beauty issues that many women face, and how they can affect your time resting:
Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?
Although you may feel chilly if you leave the house with wet hair, it’s unlikely that it will cause a cold or infection. However, sleeping with wet hair provides a breeding ground for bacteria on your pillow as they absorb excess sweat, oils and dead cells, which can lead to nasty infections manifesting in your pillow case.
Throughout the time you spend sleeping, your body needs to work extra to regulate a constant temperature. Sleeping with wet hair can cause an excessive amount of heat energy to be lost from your scalp and your body needs to work extra to regulate a comfortable temperature; meaning your sleep is likely to be less restful.
Along with the negative effects on your sleep, sleeping with wet hair can also hinder your appearance! Due to the hair being wetter it is more prone to breakage; leaving you with short, snappy hair that doesn’t look the healthiest.
Is it bad to sleep with makeup on?
If you ask any woman who wears makeup on a regular basis, you’ll probably find that they’ve slept in their makeup more than once. Whether you’re too tired or are struggling after a few too many drinks, it can sometimes be easier to leave it for the morning.
Despite laziness getting the better of us, we always recommend that removing your makeup before you head to bed is the best way to get a quality night’s sleep.
Our skin is covered in pores; which are small dent-like holes that allow our skin to exert excess oils. When we wear makeup these pores get clogged, meaning that the dirt your face is exposed to throughout the day can get trapped beneath a layer of makeup.
Not only can this result in zits, spots and skin infections but your sleep is likely to be less valuable if you sleep with makeup on. Sleep is the time where your body attempts to repair itself. If the skin on your face is concealed with a blanket that doesn’t allow fresh air to get to it, there’s no chance of your skin repairing itself!
Is it bad to have a bath before sleeping?
Just like exercising immediately before you sleep can cause discomfort, taking a hot bath before you head to bed can make it more difficult to sleep.
Hot baths and showers can cause your body temperature to soar, which is where overheating and sweating come into play.
Feeling uncomfortable is one of the main reasons why you might find it difficult to get to sleep, so if you’re wanting to take a bath before you head to bed, it’s best to leave a short amount of time to allow your body temperature to regulate beforehand.
Once you’ve realised that your beauty habits do in fact have an impact on your sleep, grab yourself a new luxury mattress and head to bed. We’re sure that you’ll have a great nights’ rest; waking up feeling as fresh as a daisy!