sleeping beauty

beauty treatments that work while you sleep

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i’m big on products that work while i sleep. taking an extra minute to pump moisture in to my skin, eyes, and lips before hitting the pillow means that i wake up to clearer and calmer skin each morning. my bare bones routine probably comes as a surprise to most, but these tried and true products have made a big time difference in my skin – and as a bonus, they’re easy to find and very inexpensive.

simple vital vitamin night cream, $10.99
this stuff is the best and i do not travel without it. one touch and you’ll see how thick it is and how a little goes a very long way. it’s ultra soothing and my skin absolutely drinks it up. once it sinks in there’s no extra grease and it won’t cause any breakouts. see? the best.

aquaphor lip repair, $4.29
this tiny tube provides immediate relief to dry lips (and cuticles!) and it leaves you with hydration that really lasts. if you’re prone to dry lips, aquaphor is serious skincare that will probably change your life. using it every night means that i need less balm during the day.

simple soothing eye balm, $10.99
another little tube that makes a big difference, this eye cream from simple is lightweight but effective with extra vitamins b5 (softening) and e (moisturizing). i love the way that it wakes up tired eyes in the morning and prevents all manner of puff and wrinkle while i sleep.

vaseline petroleum jelly, $4.49
my daily mascara habit really sucks the life out of my lashes, leaving them dry, brittle and falling out. an aesthetician recommended giving them a nightly dose of vaseline and it has really helped to strengthen and condition them into shinier versions of their former selves.

neosporin first aid antibiotic ointment, $4.49
and for my final trick, i will tell you that i’ve been using neosporin on my pesky pimples. it greatly reduces redness and swelling without clogging my pores and it works so much better than harsh acne meds that tend to dry and irritate my sensitive skin. who knew?!

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4 thoughts on “sleeping beauty

    • it works surprisingly well in reducing redness and swelling. not sure what my dermatologist would say about it, though :)

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