Let’s face it — as a newer mom, getting enough sleep is a luxury you likely don’t have. Your brain might feel foggy, and you might not love the person looking back at you in the mirror. How can you look well rested when you aren’t? Give yourself a much-needed boost by choosing one of these natural tips for faking a full night’s sleep:
Keep your body moisturized from the inside out by guzzling about 2.2 liters of water each day. If you never allow yourself to become thirsty, you’ll keep dehydration at bay. You hear it constantly — our bodies are about 60% water! Replenish your stores throughout the day, and all that sipping is sure to show in a brighter, more supple face. Say goodbye to dull, ashy skin and hello to a nice, healthy glow to help you look well rested — even if you aren’t.
Sleep on it
Invest in a luxurious silk pillowcase. Dream sweetly knowing you’ll awaken without the creases or lines cotton can leave behind. With a silky smooth pillow slip, you’ll greet the morning fresh-faced and ready for the day.
Smell the roses
There’s no need for expensive lotions and potions when you can call on nature for a dose of the good stuff. Welcome decadent moisture with antioxidant-rich rosehip oil. Brimming with vitamins A and C and essential fatty acids, rosehip oil applied to your face at night will find your skin looking hydrated and soft come morning.
Slough off rough, dull-looking skin with a gentle exfoliation session. You can make your own scrub at home with coconut oil and brown sugar, or try an Organic Sugar Scrub from Earth’s Enrichments, such as the refreshing Lavender of the Valley Scrub. Apply to your face and rub in broad circles to increase nourishing blood flow to freshen your face. Rinse and repeat weekly for a brighter, more even-looking complexion.
These four simple tips will help you look well rested, but they aren’t the only ones. Leave a comment below or on Facebook and Twitter with the number one tip you have to help yourself look well rested.