As temperatures drop ahead of the colder winter months, nothing sounds better than a bit of pampering. However, Autumn beauty problems like dry skin, cracked lips and brittle hair can be settled overnight, leaving you with flawless hair and skin.
The experts at online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com have been putting their heads together to come up with ten of the easiest and very best beauty hacks to get your hair and skin ready for the colder months.
From silk pillowcases to coconut oil, simply follow these easy tips and tricks to get super soft, autumn-ready hair and skin whilst you sleep.
1. Use silk pillowcases
This simple tip will help to avoid hair breakage and damage from tossing and turning throughout the night, keeping your hair frizz-free. There have even been claims that it helps to minimize breakouts and wrinkles too, so by adopting this trick you’ll be looking after your skin for the long-run.
2. Drink water before bed
Try to drink one large glass of water before bed to keep your skin hydrated throughout the night. De-hydrated skin is most often the cause for dull complexions, so keeping topped up with good old H20 is one of the simplest and most accessible ways to ensure glowing skin all year round.
3. Wear hydrating gloves
Wear hydrating hand gloves whilst you sleep for a simple and cost-effective way of dealing with unsightly cuticles and chapped skin on your hands and knuckles. We put our hands through a great deal from using them all day, every day, so they shouldn’t be neglected in your beauty routine.
4. Sprinkle your bedsheets with baby powder
This is a particularly useful tip for the hotter months, but even throughout autumn and winter, baby powder will keep your sheets smelling fresh and your skin comfortably dry and silky while you sleep. Opt for a lavender and chamomile scent to really calm your senses too.
5. Apply coconut oil to your face
Give dry and tired skin a dose of hydration by slathering coconut oil on your face and leaving it to soak in overnight. Not only does it smell great, but it’s a fool proof way of ensuring super smooth and healthy skin.
6. Coat the ends of your hair with coconut oil
This hack can get a little messy, but it’s totally worth it for anybody with damaged or frizzy hair. Coconut oil works by penetrating hair at the very core to smooth and repair each strand, leaving your hair feeling soft, strong and smelling beautiful. It can be quite heavy on some hair types though, so start off with small amounts and work your way up as you learn how your own hair reacts. You can also cover up your hair with a shower cap or towel over night to save messing up your pillows and sheets.
7. Apply dry shampoo before bed
If you’re going to bed knowing you’ll be relying on dry shampoo the next morning, save yourself some of the trouble and apply lots of dry shampoo just before you go to sleep. This way, it will be able to work at tackling greasy locks throughout the night so your hair will look fresh and smell great when you wake up.
8. Pop your eye cream in the fridge
Store your eye cream in your fridge overnight and apply it cool in the morning or at night before you go to sleep. Not only will it help to prolong the life of your product, but the cooling effect will help to de-puff and soothe early morning eye bags too.
9. Apply a nourishing oil to your lips
Exfoliate your lips and then apply a generous coat of your favourite lip balm, olive oil or almond oil before heading to bed. Keep up this habit and you’ll never have to worry about chapped lips again!
10. Use generous amounts of tea tree oil
Spots and zits often work their black magic overnight, so in order to try and pre-empt breakouts, apply generous amounts of tea tree oil to problematic areas of your face and body before you go to sleep to wake up with clean and fresh skin.