There’s nothing better than waking up from a great sleep, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle a big day. Unfortunately for many of us, we often wake up feel more drab than fab. With a busy schedule, a popular blog, a booming fashion business, young children and a husband, Christine Andrew knows what it’s like to wake up feeling flat and tired.
However according to the Hello Fashion founder, waking up doesn’t have to be hard. Taking a few moments to unwind at the end of the day can make a huge difference to your sleep. Try incorporating some of these good habits into your nightly routine and get ready to wake up feeling like a million bucks.
1. Take off your makeup
“Sleeping in a face full of makeup won’t leave you feeling beautiful – if anything it will have the opposite effect!” says Andrew. “Leaving your makeup on all night ages your skin, makes you more prone to breakouts, and the list goes on and on. Always use a good makeup remover – and don’t skip your eye makeup!”
2. Read a book before bed
We all know that using electronic devices before bed can impact on the quality of our sleep, so Andrews swears by a bit of old fashioned reading time before you hit the sack. “Trade in your remote for some reading,” she says. “Lit screens are proven to stimulate the brain so catch up on your IG feed in the morning and grab a book instead. You’ll get a better night’s rest and wake up without those annoying bags under your eyes from lack of sleep.”
3. Make the most of bed head
Want to nab a few extra minutes of precious sleep? “Add some volume powder to your nightly routine for some serious volume in the morning,” she says. “Just apply to your scalp and let your tossing and turning do the rest.”