How to look sexy in the morning
How to Look Sexy in the Morning
Sometimes, you just want to wake up sexier than when you went to sleep. While a complete transformation overnight isn't possible, you can use a few tips at night to help you wake up feeling refreshed and more beautiful than when you went to sleep. You can start by making a few changes to your nightly routine.
Using a Nightly Routine
Take a warm bath.For healthy skin, make sure your nighttime bath or shower is warm, not hot. If it's too hot, it can strip your skin. Plus, make sure you don't scrub your skin too much, as it can irritate it. Make sure you pick a gentle soap for your skin. Look for ones that say "for sensitive skin."
- However, make sure your bath or shower isn't too long, as it can dry out your skin.
- Instead of rubbing your skin dry afterwards, pat it dry. Rubbing can also dry out your skin. In addition, apply a light moisturizer after you dry off.
Wash your face.If you don't shower or bathe at night, make sure you wash your face. If you don't, the makeup and grime on your face from the day before will end up leaving your face looking worse in the morning. Try an oil-based cleanser, which will remove your makeup more easily with less rubbing.
Brush your teeth.You don't want to wake up with terrible morning breath and plaque on your teeth. That is not sexy. You should floss between your teeth and brush for at least 2 minutes before going to sleep.
- Try using a paint-on whitener at night to wake up with even brighter teeth.
Moisturize your face.To keep from waking up with dried, cracked skin on your face, use a moisturizer before you go to sleep. You can use a thick, oil-based cream if your skin can handle it. You can also use oil-free creams. Basically, using any type of lotion to moisturize your face can help plump out wrinkles and fine lines. Just rub it on before you go to sleep.
Moisturize the rest of your body.If you have dry skin, applying a moisturizer at night can help cut down on dryness. Try picking a thick, oil-based cream, and rub it all over your body. Focus on tough areas such as your hands, feet, and elbows.
Turn on a humidifier.Humidifiers help keep the air wetter. In turn, that helps keep your skin moisturized. As moisturized skin shows fewer lines, you'll have sexier in the morning.
Take an antihistamine.If you have allergies, you can wake up with puffy eyes. Tame your allergies by taking an antihistamine before you go to sleep. In turn, your eyes will be less puffy, and you'll feel sexier.
- Old-style antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine can help you sleep, as they cause drowsiness, but they may leave you feeling groggy in the morning if you're not used to taking them.
- You can also try non-drowsy antihistamines, such as loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), or fexofenadine (Allegra).
Sleep on the other side.If you always sleep on one side, try sleeping on the other. Sleeping on the same side all the time causes wrinkles, and you can give that side a break by turning over.
Get enough sleep.Simply getting enough sleep can help you appear sexier in the morning. In one study, people who didn't get enough sleep were rated less attractive than those who had. So make sure you are getting the required 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
Going Beyond Your Nightly Routine
Elevate your head.Some people have good luck elevating their heads at night to help with puffiness. To try it, simply use two pillows instead of one to elevate your head. That way, the blood will flow away from your face, reducing puffiness.
Try a glass of lemon water.Some people swear by a glass of water with lemon in it before bed. It may help keep your skin clearer, plus it will keep you hydrated through the night.
Add a drop of tanner into your face moisturizer.Some people use this trick to wake up with a glowing face. The single drop gives your face a sexier appearance by helping reduce morning paleness.
Use a leave-in conditioner.To help tame your hair, add a bit of leave-in hair conditioner to your hair before sleeping. It will help moisturize your hair overnight. It's best to apply it when your hair is slightly wet.
Skip the frizz.To help cut down on messy hair, some people wrap their hair in silk scarves. Silk is much gentler on your hair than your cotton pillowcase. Plus, because it's wrapped, it will help keep your hair in place.
Increase your volume.Because sleeping on your hair can flatten it at night, you can use a loose bun to add volume. While your hair is still damp, twist it into a loose bun. Put it on the top of your head so you can still sleep well. In the morning, pull it down, and you'll have gentle waves with volume.
- Be sure to use a hair tie that's not too tight, as a loose one won't make as many crinkles.
Following General Guidelines
Stay hydrated.Water rules your body. When you're dehydrated, nothing functions right. Plus, your skin won't look as healthy. Try to stay hydrated throughout the day. Keep a glass of water nearby to sip on all day long. Tea, coffee, and juice all count towards your hydration, as well.
Eat well.Make sure you are getting your daily fruits and veggies. Also, remember to make lean proteins and whole grains a part of your diet. Focus on eating fruits and veggies high in vitamin C, such as oranges, as that can promote healthier skin.
Stay out of the sun.The sun can make your skin look old prematurely. therefore, to protect your skin, stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. Plus, remember to wear sunscreen every day; it should have an SPF of at least 15. In addition, it's important to stay out of tanning booths, too.
Reduce your stress.Stress can affect your beauty, so reducing your stress can help you look sexier. Of course, you can't cut stress out of your life completely. However, you can avoid specific triggers, such as the nightly news. You can also try techniques like deep breathing, other types of meditation, or yoga to help bring down you stress level.
- To try deep breathing, simply close your eyes and focus on your breathing only. Breathe in deeply through your nose while counting to four in your head. Breathe out through your mouth while also counting to four. Keep focusing on your breath for a few minutes to help you calm down.
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