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How to Prevent Sleep Lines

Put your hands up in the air if every time you wake up in the morning to look in the mirror, you see sleep lines and wonder how those got there!

Although sleep is meant to be refreshing and really good for the skin it is possible to see sleep lines on your face. This is due to a couple of factors. Sleep lines happen when you rest your head on a pillow or patterned surface and the imprint of the lines remains on your face when you wake up. The reason is simple: the weight of you head is pressed on that surface for a very long time.

 

 

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The good news is that there is a remedy. Here are some ways you can prevent sleep lines.

 

Silk or satin pillows cases

Since pillows are the main reasons we get sleep lines then it’s a good idea to start tackling it from there. The fabric of the pillow when creased can cause sleep lines. Switch from cotton pillow cases to silk or satin pillow cases. This is because the silk or satin fabric doesn’t crunch up like the cotton pillow cases do.

 

Sleep on your back

If you’re not within reach of a silk or satin pillow case, then sleeping on your back is the next best option. When you sleep on your side you face touches the pillow case with all the creases on it and you get sleep lines. Sleeping on your back helps you prevent your face from touching the pillows. It may take a little practice especially if you are the type who likes sleeping on your side but it is worth a try.

 

Get the circulation going

When you have sleep lines, one of the best ways to get rid of them is to give the affected areas a good massage. The massage will help increase the circulation of blood going to the affected area and as you massage, the sleep lines disappear. It may take a little while but when you will surely see a change in the appearance of the sleep lines on your face.

Exercise is also another way to get the circulation going. A good cardio workout can help to increase the circulation which will reduce the appearance of sleep lines and it also gives you a good excuse to get started on having a morning workout routine.

 

 

 

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Moisturize before going to sleep

Every skin care routine requires that you moisturize. Aside from keeping your skin well hydrated and supple, it helps minimize the presence of sleep lines as well. Night creams work great for sleep lines but if you’re more of a fan of natural products then I recommend you go with coconut oil. A pea size drop of coconut oil will be just right.

To increase the efficacy, massage the coconut oil in your skin in circular motions. Coconut oil contains a lot of beneficial properties for your skin and it will make you skin look healthy and give it a lovely glow when you wake up in the morning.

 

Do you have any other tips to share?

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Great Autumn Products

I have been busy trying some great autumn products this last few weeks. From lovely scented candles to amazing skincare products. Here are a few of them that rocked my world.

 

Yankee Candles

If you know me well enough, you would know I am a sucker for candles. I have candles in almost every room in my house. And I tend to favour Yankee Candles above all others. I can always bet on them smelling great and looking lush. They are also great as Christmas gifts for candle lovers. There is nothing I love more than wrapping myself up in my blanket, burning a candle and watching some Netflix. It is the best thing ever!

 

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Do you love candles as much as I do?

SheaMoisture’s Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Collection

I am a huge fan of the SheaMoisture brand. I have used a number of products from the brand and I love every of them. This collection dropped on my doorstep some weeks ago and it has been so useful. I really like the fact there are no paragons, sulfates, artificial colouring, or synthetic fragrance.

 

 

 

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The collection includes –

Cleanse & Hydrate Shampoo

This sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses while controlling frizz, smoothing hair and adding shine.

Soften & Detangle Conditioner

This evitalizing conditioner effectively detangles, smoothes and revives tired locks.

Blow Out Crème

This conditioning styling crème improves control and manageability while taming unruly frizz and flyaways. Get that salon look at home, at a fraction of the time and cost.

 

Key Ingredients

Almond Milk

The products are rich in proteins, vitamins A and E, leaving frizz-prone hair smooth and sleek.

Argan Oil

“Liquid Gold” helps tame frizz, improves manageability and adds healthy shine.

Marshmallow Root Extract

The range detangles hair and creates a weightless anti-humidity.

Raw Certified Shea Butter

The hair products penetrates the scalp deeply to lock in moisture.

 

This new line launched in Boots store earlier this month and is now available for sale.

 

Mother of Pearl Cufflink & Stud Set – Gold Coloured

 

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I got this cufflink and stud set from Dobell some weeks ago and I think it would be a great fashion accessory for the stylish man. I will be finding the perfect home for this Mother of Pearl cufflink and stud set. It will finish up a classy look so well.

 

SuuBalm Rapid Itch Relief Cream

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This Suu Balm™ is a great skin care product for deep moisturisation and rapid itch relief. It is designed for anybody with dry, itchy skin, to provide rapid itch relief. I have been using this balm for weeks now, and my skin is thanking me for it.

 

Have you tried any of these products? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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6 Ways to Shop for Christmas Without Going Broke

Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I love how everywhere I turn is filled with the Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving and sharing love. The kids are so excited for Christmas already and I’ve been making plans for the gifts I will give my friends and family.

 

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Recently I came across comments of people who expressed their concerns about how much they have to spend on Christmas gifts. Of course, everyone wants to make sure that they do their own bit and show their love with a beautiful and thoughtful gift but feel that the ideal gift is way beyond their budget.

This inspired me to share 6 ways you can shop for Christmas without going broke this year.

 

Buy your Christmas gifts early

Most people postpone their Christmas shopping to a week before Christmas when millions shoppers rush for Christmas gifts. That’s the time when such items are expensive. If you’re shopping for Christmas on a budget, then the wisest thing to do is to shop before the heat of the Christmas season. That’s the time items will be relatively cheaper. Plus you have more time to shop around.

 

Be on the lookout for discounts

Christmas is the time when retailers are in fierce competition with each other. That’s why there are a lot of amazing deals and discounts. Take time off to walk around the malls and keep on a lookout for those Christmas deals. There are also awesome items that make great gifts on Amazon at really attractive prices.

 

DIY your Christmas gifts

Who wouldn’t like to receive a thoughtful Christmas gift? There’s nothing as thoughtful as putting in effort to create an awesome gift for your loved one. Such gifts are timeless and always very special and within budget. All you need to do is get some arts and craft materials and make something straight from your heart. There are a lot of DIY Christmas gift ideas in Pinterest and they are really stunning.

 

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Bake your Christmas gifts

I don’t know about you, but food and goodies seems to taste the best during Christmas. The Christmas season adds a whole new different flavour to anything you cook or bake. Why not turn that into a Christmas gift?

Package a couple of your homemade Christmas cookies or Christmas cupcakes and put a lovely little bow. Such a gift is budget friendly, extremely yummy and unforgettable.

 

Take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

These are 2 of the most popular times during the year with the best deals you can ever dream of. Black Friday is the last Friday of November and Cyber Monday is the Monday that follows. Those are the times when shops both virtual and physical sell items at extremely cheap prices. But you need to shop fast during those times because there are millions of other shoppers rushing for those items too.

 

Recycle gifts

This may seem a little strange but you can find really awesome gifts when you look around your house for things you don’t need and jazz them up a bit. Do you have something you’re no longer using but would make a great gift for someone else? Or a stuffed toy that your kids no longer play with? Just give it a good wash or refurbish and that item will look good as new.

 

Have you started your Christmas shopping? How is that going?

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