Be­cause turn­ing off the TV and rolling over is not a healthy nightly rou­tine.

Esquire (Malaysia) - - STYLE - WORDS BY JON ROTH

The hours you spend saw­ing wood are a golden op­por­tu­nity to look and feel bet­ter in the am, pro­vided you do some main­te­nance in ad­vance. It won’t cut into your REM, ei­ther—you can run through this list in less than 10 min­utes.

1. Scrub Down Wash­ing your face is most im­por­tant be­fore bed, af­ter you’ve ac­crued a day’s worth of dirt. Toner lifts off any grime you missed on the first pass. Use this: Per­ri­cone MD Hy­poal­ler­genic Gen­tle Cleanser, Lab Se­ries Res­cue Water Lo­tion.

2. Brush Up You’re al­ready do­ing this, right? Fin­ish with floss and mouth­wash to min­imise morn­ing breath.

3. Fix Your Face Two prod­ucts will make you more hand­some in your sleep: a night cream (read: heavy-duty mois­turiser) with gly­colic acid helps get rid of dead skin cells, and an eye serum with retinol builds col­la­gen, which can re­duce wrin­kles. Use this: Bax­ter of Cal­i­for­nia Night Cream AHA, Verso Su­per Eye Serum.

4. Get Wet Shut-eye means dry eyes for most of us—but lu­bri­cat­ing drops pre­vent itch­i­ness and red­ness in the morn­ing. A swipe of balm does the same for your lips. Use this: Ro­hto Hy­dra Dry Eye, Nivea Mois­ture Lip Care.

5. Fight the Power Toss your iphone out­side your room be­fore you tuck in. And yes, turn off the TV. Fewer blue screens make for bet­ter rest.

6. Treat Your­self Do what it takes to re­lax, even if it makes you feel ridicu­lous. Use a laven­der pil­low spray. Put on an eye mask. Play some am­bi­ent whale calls. You know what’s ridicu­lous? In­som­nia. Use this: Su­sanne Kauf­mann Pil­low Spray, In­trec­ciato Bot­tega Veneta Eye Mask.

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