We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Not only do you have more energy when you wake up, but sleeping well can have such a beneficial impact on your beauty — after all, they do call it beauty sleep. But sleeping well doesn’t just mean clock in the hours (although, that’s important too!).

The folks at Health Perch have put together a little infographic that shows not only how many hours you should sleep to keep your skin looking amazing, but also how you should sleep and what time you should go to bed. It’s actually pretty interesting considering we don’t usually take our sleeping position into much consideration, but clearly we should.

Sleeping on your back, with your face up, is the best way according to the infographic, because it helps to keep wrinkles at bay. It’s also important to sleep with your hair pulled back so excess oil doesn’t land on your skin during the night.

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There are of course a few other things you should do to make sure your skin stays as it’s best. Try applying a great¬†moisturizer to your face before you go to sleep (our favorite is Clinique’s Moister Surge). We also like to dab on some Carmex before we slumber to keep our lips from getting chapped (especially in the cold weather!). Ah, and last, but not least, don’t forget your socks! Yep, wearing socks while you sleep will help lock in moisture to prevent cracking.

Also check out our 10 products to get you pretty while you sleep post!

 

What are some of your favorite sleeping tips?

 

Michelle Manetti is a graduate of Pace University and has a degree in Communication Studies with a concentration of Media Studies. She met Marc Jacobs in an elevator once. She also believes that yoga, Liquiteria and a Hunter Thompson book could save the world.

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