Beauty Secrets of Well-Rested Women

I admit I don't spend much time getting dolled-up every morning. I put on my "three-minute face" and make sure my hair looks presentable for public viewing. I like to think that I look okay without much work. I'm also too lazy to spend an hour on contouring. (Cheekbones, you either haven 'em or you don't!) My one beauty-based splurge is eyelash extensions. I get them filled once a month, and I'm hooked. I don't have much in the way of long, curly natural lashes, and it's nice to wake up already looking cute.

Every woman I know seems to have one or two of her own beauty secrets up her sleeve. She won't tell them to just anyone, but she'll be happy to share if you ask!

Here are 3 ways sleep can become one of many in your arsenal of "I woke up looking like this" beauty secrets...


Getting a healthy amount of sleep reduces dark circles, redness, and puffy under-eye bags.


Your skin makes collagen while you sleep, and collagen is responsible for firmer skin. Firmer skin prevents sagging, wrinkles, and cellulite. Your whole body will benefit!


Sleep-deprivation can lead to stress, and stress causes an increase in cortisol, which can cause hair-loss. So this one is more of a preventative tip, BUT I have much better hair days when I have slept well. A restless sleep always results in my craziest bedhead! Also, the less you're tossing and turning, the less breakage. So yay!


When you're sleeping well, you're less emotional. Sleep-deprivation can have an alarming toll on emotions, which is why you'll find yourself feeling grumpy for no reason, getting angry quickly, or even crying at things that would normally not bother you. Where's the beauty secret here? You're more beautiful when you're smiling!

There's a reason why they call it a "beauty sleep!"

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Spring & fall photos of Beth by Melissa McCallum Photography

Winter photos of Beth by Rae Connell Photography

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