4. Keep Skin Clean with Fresh Sheets
Speaking of which, consistently change your pillowcases before you go to sleep. Skin goes through a dramatic process while we slumber—it sheds dead skin cells, releases toxins from the day before, and produces oil to naturally rejuvenate.
The last thing you want is yesterday’s residue rubbing against you all night, so reach for a clean sheath. Better yet? Spritz it with rosewater. As Dr. Surbhi writes, rosewater plumps, tones, repairs, and calms—all while you rest (and making every dream come true).
5. Get Some Sleep
Eight hours, that is. Operating on four hours of sleep may seem ultra-glam in our time-crunched world, but losing zzzz’s takes a massive toll on more than just your mood.
Quality, adequate sleep is key to a lustrous complexion, as it’s during this time that our body’s largest organ repairs the damage accumulated throughout the day. Skip out on slumber and you’re bound to see it: As Dermatology Times reports, “Poor quality sleepers demonstrated increased signs of intrinsic skin aging such as fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced elasticity.”
Get to bed at a decent time and set your phone on airplane mode: the light cell phones emit inhibits sleep-enhancing melatonin, reports dermatologist Dr. Doris Day.