Sleep Your Way to Naturally Smoother Wrinkles
One of the biggest lessons I learned in my 20's, was the importance of removing makeup before bed. Just thinking of the amount of times I slept in makeup makes me cringe. Now that I'm older, and wiser, I'm also paying more attention to what I put in my body and on my skin. With so many products, chemicals and procedures claiming to be the fountain of youth, I've made it my mission to find natural and cruelty-free alternatives that actually work. Sure, Botox works, but do we really want it?
My anti-aging routine is pretty simple. I start each day with an exfoliant, serum and SPF, but all that goodness is instantly forgotten when I pack on a full face of makeup up for 8 hours. This is where sleep comes in. Removing your makeup and slapping on a moisturizer before bed isn't enough. You need to cover your skin with nutrients and hydration, just as you did in the morning, if not more!
For the ultimate beauty sleep, I wear these silicone patches from Sio Beauty. Reusable up to 15 times, these bad-boys hydrate the skin, while promoting it's natural collagen production, smoothing wrinkles and reducing dullness overnight. They have patches for the corners of your mouth, outer eyes, neck and forehead.
The best part is that they literally only contain one ingredient so you can't over-do it. They work by creating a "microclimate" between the patch and your skin that focuses moisture on the areas that need it more. They were first used by physicians and surgeons to heal deep burns and scars. The science was so successful, they used the same method for healing regular, undamaged skin.
Funny story, Graham actually came home kind of drunk after a gig and freaked out when he saw them on my face. I was wearing the forehead, neck and eye patches, so it was a little weird LOL. Leo, our cat was also a bit freaked out when he saw me, but got over it after I told him they were cruelty-free. 😹
I really enjoyed the Decollete SkinPad for the little wrinkles I'm starting to notice in my cleavage. Yes, I said it. I have boob wrinkles. Well, I did have boob wrinkles because after wearing the patch just one night, they were basically gone.