We’ve all heard the saying, “sleep is a beautiful thing,” (most likely from a ZzzQuil ad). Today, you’re about to find out that there’s actual truth to this commercialized statement. Some research has shown that naps improve alertness, reduce stress and lower blood pressure. But another thing that napping can do: beautify
In honor of National Napping Day, I’ve rounded up 5 game-changing treatments that deliver results in the same time it takes to squeeze in a quick midday snooze. Incorporate these products into your naptime for a hair and skin-saving siesta that rejuvenates your mind and beautifies your body.
Make sure your hair gets some rejuvenating rest while you catch some z’s! Oribe’s revitalizing pre-shampoo treatment absorbs into hair to moisturize parched strands, repair existing damage and strengthen locks against breakage and split ends—in just 10-20 minutes. Add a quarter-sized amount to dry hair, gently blow-dry to enhance absorption, and seal with a terry cloth hair wrap. Set a timer and nap comfortably knowing you’ll be waking up to healthier hair.
Add a coconut water-infused sheet mask to your catnaps for a seriously moisturizing mental break. Formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and skin-calming cucumber extract, Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Masks comfortably hug the contours of your face to deliver a wave of nourishment that boosts collagen and fights free radical damage. Sit back and relax as this mask delivers quenched skin in fifteen minutes.
Stimulate your scalp while you rest your mind with a purifying combination of aromatic orange and lavender essential oils. Rene Furterer’s Complexe 5 offers a calm, warming sensation which increases microcirculation to boost hair growth and cleanse impurities. Section unwashed hair, apply the golden treatment directly to your scalp and gently massage. Close your eyes for 5-10 minutes of mind-clearing meditation while this powerful treatment clarifies your scalp.
Give hardworking hands a little TLC with a nap that rejuvenates one of the most arid areas of our body. Bioderma’s ultra-nourishing and water-resistant Hand & Nail Cream heals chapped, dry, and cracked hands without a greasy residue. For a DIY treatment, slather cream all over your hands, put on plastic gloves, lightly blow-dry the outsides to increase product absorption and then settle down for a 20-30 minute nap. After waking, remove the gloves, lightly dab your hands and massage in the excess product for soft, repaired skin.
This is one of my favorite overnight lip masks, but I also like to apply it throughout the day to lock in lip moisture for long-lasting softness. Formulated with a cocktail of soothing and hydrating ingredients, Cold Cream Lip Butter works instantly to revive chapped skin with a flattering, glass-like finish. Apply a pea-sized amount to lips before napping. The thick formula will absorb to reveal transformed lips as soon as your timer goes off. Blot and add your favorite lip color or leave on excess product for a naturally-plumped kisser with a glossy sheen.