Monday, October 12, 2009
Medical Reports: Beauty Sleep
Between getting the kids up and off to school, many of us have no time to make ourselves pretty in the morning, but as Diana Diaz reports, there are things you can do at bedtime to make sure you really get your beauty sleep to make your mornings easier.
WSVN -- Lights out and before you know it it's time to get up. Many of us don't always get the beauty sleep we need, but there are some things you can do at bed time so you wake up looking refreshed.
Dr. Valentina: "It's possible to wake up and have beautiful skin."
Dermatologist Valentina Bradley says the first step is going to bed with a clean face.
Dr. Valentina: "Using a product that's mild or using a product that even has caffeine in it can bring blood flow to the skin and increase the absorption of any products that you are going to put on after that."
Night time is the best time to slather on anti-aging products because while you're sleeping that's when your skin repairs itself.
Dr. Valentina: "Put a little eye cream around your eyes, a little retinol on your face. It allows the cells to turnover more rapidly and what that does over time, reduces fine lines and some wrinkles."
And it's not just about potions it's about positions. How you sleep can make a big difference.
Dr. Valentina: "You can definitely get sleep wrinkles."
Don't crinkle up your face on your pillow, roll over, sleep on your back and keep your head elevated.
Hollie Gray knows how to fake the look of a good night's rest and it all starts with bright eyes.
Hollie Gray: "The best tip that I find is the eye lighting cream. It helps with the bags under the eyes from being up all night with the kids. It helps tremendously."
Cut back on your need for foundation by sneaking in a bit of a glow.
Hollie Gray: "I love self tanners."
Adding a drop of self tanner into your moisturizer will do the trick.
Hollie Gray: "Being a 40 something mom, I want to keep up with the 20-year-old mom's."
For many of us, the most time consuming part of our beauty routine is our hair, but there are tricks to waking up with frizz-free locks.
For starters, sleep on a satin pillow case.
Priscilla Bradford: "I normally just like to get up and leave, so the easier it is for me to have my hair done, the better."
Another way to make sure you don't wake up with bed head, tie up your hair with clips at night and make sure to keep your hair in top shape.
Stylist Wendy Matovelle of Living Waters Day Spa says keratin treatments work wonders.
WENDY MATOVELLE: "Our hair is made up of keratin, so by putting keratin back into the hair, you are rebuilding, restructuring the hair and it's giving it more shine, more strength, more manageability."
So even if you're not a sleeping beauty who gets eight hours a night, you'll wake up looking like one.
Diana Diaz: "For an extra beauty boost, experts say avoid loading up on carbs and to eat high protein and low sugar meals instead. This will keep you from any water retention."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Valentina Bradley/Dermatologist
2312 NE 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Living Waters Day Spa
301 NW 179th Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029