Beauty

6 Overnight Beauty Tips for Gorgeous Hair, Skin, and Nails

These overnight beauty tips will help repair skin and hair arghs as you snooze!

Slim a double chin with a wheat-germ oil rub.

Minerals in wheat-germ oil boost circulation, keeping chin-bloating fluids moving so they don’t accumulate under the chin as the body is at rest. Even better? The oil’s vitamin A encourages collagen production for a firmer jawline — faster.

TRY IT! Massage a nickel-size amount of wheat-germ oil, like Piping Rock Wheat Germ Oil (Buy at Piping Rock, $9.59), starting from the bottom of the neck up to the chin (this stimulates lymph flow to further flush fluids); rinse off in the morning.

Smooth chest crepiness with a silicone patch.

A patch holds skin taut to prevent creasing as you sleep. And one made of silicone (it draws water to skin’s surface) “fills in” lines.

TRY IT! Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit (Buy at Wrinkles Schminkles, $29.95 and enter “WW20” for 20% off at checkout)

Volumize thinning hair with a castor oil mask.

Fatty acid–rich castor oil absorbs into strands overnight, plumping them for a more voluminous-looking mane in the a.m.

TRY IT! Apply 1 Tbs. of castor oil, like Aura Cacia Organic Castor Oil (Buy at Aura Cacia, $5.49), all over damp hair, then sleep on top of an old towel to prevent stains; rinse with shampoo in the morning.

Heal cracked heels with a coconut oil salve.

Coconut oil’s lauric acid hydrates parched heel skin while its vitamin E repairs cracks. Pairing with lavender oil (its antibacterial properties fend off infection) boosts the skin-repairing benefits. The result? Baby-soft feet come morning.

TRY IT! Mix 1 Tbs. of coconut oil and 3 drops of lavender essential oil; apply to heels. Slip on socks; rinse off residue in the morning.

Nix nail breakage with this soak.

The nourishing mix of aloe (it forms a protective layer over cuticles) and jojoba oil (it moisturizes and fortifies nails) will leave nails stronger by sunrise.

TRY IT! Mix ½ Tbs. of aloe vera gel and ½ Tbs. of jojoba oil, like Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil (Buy at iHerb.com, $7.19). Rub on nails and cuticles; cover with cotton gloves till morning.

The silky sleep secret to younger:

Adding satin to your bedtime routine boosts all the benefits of these overnight beauty tips!

  • For youthful eyes: Slip on a satin eye mask. The protein-based material locks moisture into skin to plump crow’s-feet. And unlike porous cotton, it won’t absorb any creams you’ve applied. Try: Riviera White Satin Eye Mask (Buy at Ulta, $12)
  • For shiny hair: Cover hair with a satin head scarf. The glossy “wrap” protects strands from the frizz-inducing, breakage-causing friction of a pillowcase so tresses stay sleek and smooth. Try: Cantu Satin Sleep Scarf (Buy at Target, $5.99)
  • For a sweat-free snooze: Sleep on satin sheets. The cool-to-the-touch material helps regulate body temperature to thwart mid-sleep hot flashes. Try: Madison Park Essentials Satin Luxurious 6-Piece Sheet Set (Buy at Kohls, $19.99 to $89.99)

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This story originally appeared in our print magazine.

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