Your Mom Was Right About Making Your Bed

It’s national make your bed day, y’all.

Growing up, if your mom is anything like mine, she probably nagged you into making your bed every morning, but I bet you didn’t realize all the benefits that would come from doing so.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, making your bed improves your sleep by reducing the amount of tossing, turning and restlessness, which in turn is good for your overall health (le duh!).

A good night’s sleep usually means a well-rested appearance, and when it comes to beauty routines, sleep may be the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth! No girl…seriously, right after wearing sunscreen, drinking water, and exfoliating! Your body repairs itself and your skin makes new collagen while you snooze. A good night’s sleep allows optimal blood flow to the skin, which means you awake to a healthy glow. Products even work better while you sleep and your skin is able to benefit from the skin-repairing ingredients in your beauty products.

But all that self-care and night-time routine can be for naught if you don’t have clean sheets. Experts recommend washing your sheets and pillowcases once a week or at the very least, every two weeks. Not washing your bedding regularly can contribute to breakouts, as unwashed sheets accumulate a lot of unpleasant stuff (ahem, dead skin cells, dust mites…etc. and such).

So, cleanse your face every night, get your 8+ hours of sleep, make your bed in the AM, and wash your sheets weekly -- your skin will thank you!

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