Taiwanese celebrity Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) recently unveiled her second beauty book (美容大王2) which I’ve yet to read. The tips in her first beauty book were average but there were a few worth taking note, in particular the one about removing eye bags and dark under eye circles.
Her remedy is actually simple. Nothing expensive or elaborate. Just remove them via beauty sleep. But it is not just about getting the normal eight hours of sleep.
According to her, the optimum time to sleep is between 11 pm and 3 am as that’s the best time for the body to rejuvenate. She recommends sleeping during that optimum time for a week and the dark circles and bags will disappear. To her, getting enough sleep is the cheapest and best way to protect the sensitive skin around the eyes as well as keep youthful features, besides just applying creams and lotions.
A practical tip isn’t it?
I did a bit of search on the Net and found a few articles mentioning that 11pm to 3am is indeed the best beauty sleep hours. In fact, one website recommended starting our beauty sleep before 11 pm as between 11pm and 3 am, our livers and gallbladders are cleansing and detoxifying and require the body to rest while they do so.
Maybe this explains why I don’t feel as tired when I wake up at 3am and continue throughout the day compared to when I interrupt my sleep by waking up at 1am and trying to sleep at 4am again?
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