beautysleep_main.jpgAh, beauty sleep. You've heard of it. Maybe even gotten a night of it. But wake up gorgeous after every seven of slumber? That's always been the stuff of dreams—until now. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll want to do before going to bed this evening:

Wake up with radiant skin. Slather on a gradual tanner like  St. Tropez Everyay Gradual Body Lotion before climbing into bed. It won't streak or stain the sheets, and it will give you a subtle glow by morning.


Use the strong stuff. 
Nighttime is the best time to use that power anti-ager, retinol, because the ingredient can be deactivated by the sun. We love the RoC Multi Correxion Skin Renewing Serum. Try mixing it with your moisturizer if you notice any irritation.

Get softer skin. Using moisturizer before you go to sleep is the key, but that doesn't mean you need to invest in anything expensive. Dermatologists recommend spreading a thin layer of Vaseline on your face at night as a cheaper option.

Make zits disappear. Spot treatments like Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment are potent, so it's best to use them at night to avoid flaking or irritation during the day (not cute).

Shrink puffy eyes. If you find yourself plagued with bloodshot or puffy eyes every morning, you probably have allergies. Taking an antihistamine like Claritin or Allerta before going to sleep could help in just a week or two. In the meantime, prop your head up on an extra pillow to prevent fluid from settling into bags.

Prevent perspiring the night before. Dermatologists say that if you apply antiperspirants or deodorants the night before, there's no need to apply it in the morning. That means no more white streaks on your black clothes.

Create a moist environment. Dry air can ravage skin and make hair static-y. Sleep with a humidifier in the room.

Rest your head on a satin pillowcase. Those creases you sometimes wake up with across your face? They can actually cause wrinkles to develop. Switching to satin will prevent them and can also help smooth frizzy hair, too.