Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, but perhaps the biggest is because we get to ‘fall back’ – an extra hour of sleep! That’s right, don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour on Saturday night. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your snooze with beauty loot that works best while you’re at rest. Check out my favorite finds.
Bliss FatGirlSleep, $38 at blissworld.com
I’ve been a fan of the original cellulite fighter, FatGirlSlim, for years, but this jar of booty whip added a soothing lavender scent to their tightening complex to help you relax and sleep well as it works. Lotus flower helps to fight the four causes of cellulite: fat storage, fat burning, water retention and slackened skin. With continued use, I’ve seen an improvement on my thighs, but must note that when I stopped using it, the horror came back.
Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream, $90 at Sephora
As you sleep your skin cells turnover, which makes nighttime the ideal time to really take care of your skin and use the right ingredients. I was introduced to this face cream about a month ago and love, love, love it. I’m a fan of the light, creamy texture as it feels heavy enough for nighttime, but not like I’m wearing a mask. Made with alguronic acid, which was extracted from a microalgae cell, it works overnight to even out skin tone and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Fekkai Protein Rx PM Repair Strengthener, $65 at fekkai.com
I’m obsessed with hair treatments of all types and normally do masks in the shower. This one is an overnight treatment that I sometimes use (you should use nightly if you have really damaged hair). Proteins help to rebuild your strands (and let’s be honest, we all can use a bit of help). I find that after I wash it out in the morning my hair is super soft and shiny. Tip: After putting it in your hair, comb it through with for even distribution and then braid your hair or wrap it in a bun to keep the product out of your face while you sleep.
C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm, $7.50 at bigelowchemists.com
You need to coat your pucker! Your lips are an extension of the skin on your face so the skin cells are turning over during the nighttime, making it the best time to moisturize and take care of them. This isn’t just another small tube of chap stick. For $7.50 you better be getting something good and I promise, you are. I love my cherry chap stick sometimes, but I feel like it just coats the top of my lips protecting them from the wind and outside elements. This stuff actually penetrates them and moisturizes all night long. Trust me.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand & Foot Cream Duo, $16 at usa.loccitane.com
This is the best stuff. I’ve been addicted to the hand cream ever since I’ve been introduced to it about five years ago when I worked at Cosmo and no matter how many different kinds I try in between tubes, I’m constantly going back to it. Don’t forget to moisturize your hands and feet before getting in between the sheets. Loaded with shea butter, this duo is a steal! Tip: Wear socks to bed and wake up with super soft toes!