BEAUTY NEEDS SLEEP AND SPIRIT NEEDS REST. ACCORDING TO SLEEP EXPERTS, LACK OF SLEEP EFFECTS EVERYTHING FROM MOOD TO BRAIN FUNCTION. BEAUTY EXPERTS WILL TELL YOU THAT YOUR FACE SUFFERS AS WELL, WHICH CAN MAKE FOR BAD WEDDING PHOTOS. NOBODY WANTS THAT. HERE ARE FIVE THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU SAY GOODNIGHT THAT WILL HELP YOU FEEL BETTER, LOOK BRIGHTER, AND BE ON POINT FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY.
At least two hours before laying your head down on that pillow, make sure your mind is clear. Studies show that a night of drinking affects the amount of deep REM sleep you get. When you go to bed intoxicated,you’re more likely to wake-up long before the buzzer, causing deprivation.
18 ounces of water with lemon will help you eliminate sugars and toxins from drinking. This is not only good for the skin, it’s helps the joints, too, as excess sugar from fermentation can cause ankles and knees to swell. You need those for dancing.
3. Bathe in Lavender
A soak in the tub before bed will help relax you, but adding lavender essential oil or using lavender soap has aroma therapeutic properties to calm the nervous system. Emma Mann from Three Sisters Apothecary in Sonoma County California, says their French Lavender soap fits that bill perfectly. “French Lavender is a precious oil, which is steam-distilled from deep, purple lavender blooms. Just as they begin to unfurl we harness their potency. Its properties calm the body and the mind naturally. The blossoms contain more than 100 active beneficial compounds.”
4. Apply a Sleeping Mask, Korean Style
Skin hydration is really important for your wedding makeup. For a perfectly prepped face to face the day, Pore Good Night Mask from JJ Young, a Korean company, works like a charm. You put it on, wait for it to dry,go to bed, then wash it off in the morning.
5. Shoot a Sleep Shot
Drug and alcohol-free, Dream Water is a product that works fast to put you down for the night. This natural nodding off potion recommends drinking before brushing your teeth, for taste.