December 16, 2015

‘Tis the season of obligatory office parties, family getaways, daily trips to the mall and tons of home cooking. As you make your to-do list and check it twice, finding the time to get your beauty rest will play a key role as you tackle the holiday season. With a few timesaving shortcuts, however, you’re guaranteed to wake up looking and feeling refreshed, ready to take on the holidays!

Bedroom Basics: Maintaining the right temperature while you sleep is essential. Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night to adjust your thermostat and once up, find it hard to fall back to sleep? It can rob you of zzz’s, leaving you looking and feeling exhausted the next morning. I sleep on a Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid Mattress, which is ventilated to help me maintain a comfortable sleep temperature – keeping me from waking up in the middle of the night in a sweat! I’ve partnered with Beautyrest Brand because I learned firsthand that when it comes to looking and feeling your best, a great mattress is everything.

Pamper & Prep: Buy yourself an extra 20 minutes of sleep in the morning by prepping your hair the night before. Style two loose French braids on either side of your head, and secure them with bobby pins rather than elastics to avoid a kink in the hair. You’ll awake to the effortlessly wavy hair that will last until the evening’s ugly sweater party – no heat needed.

Within Arm’s Reach: Stock your bedside table with nighttime beauty necessities: restorative hand lotion, lip scrub, night cream – whatever your go-to bedtime ritual requires. Having all of your favorite supplies in one place will make it easy to get into bed, apply as needed and then turn off the lights for the night!

Tech-no: Just say no to electronics in the bedroom! TV, cell phones and other stimulating screens are a distraction, preventing you from falling into dreamland immediately. Instead, curl up with a book or listen to a podcast to help you unwind and fall asleep faster.

Lash Out: Considering trying out eyelash extensions at the beginning of the holiday season – they last for six to eight weeks and are an easy, low- maintenance way to wake up looking refreshed – no mascara required. Whether you go au naturel or play up your eye makeup for a party, it will be just one less step in your routine.

What’s making you lose sleep this holiday season? Let Beautyrest Brand know on Facebook and Twitter!