Beauty tips: Make the most of your beauty sleep

Take the phrase "beauty sleep" to heart. These bedtime beauty fixes work wonders while you catch some zzz's.

By Grace Toby

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Rule number one: Use a cleanser to remove all makeup and dirt, so you can start with a clean palette. Layer treatments as needed to get the results you want.

1. For an overnight lift: Estée Lauder's exclusive nocturnal lift complex tightens your skin as you catch some shut-eye, making this is the night owl of face creams. Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Night Firming/Sculpting Crème, $98, sephora.ca.

2. For a potent dose of hydration: For a product that contains only two ingredients, Consonant's HydrExtreme serum packs a wallop of skin-soothing nourishment. Your face will soak it up—that means no oily residue when you wake up. Consonant HydrExtreme, $72, consonantskincare.com.

3. To firm sagging skin: This cream works the graveyard shift, providing slack skin with a collagen boost that will leave you with a smoother, firmer face in the morning. Elizabeth Grant Collagen Re-Inforce Night Crème, $130, elizabethgrant.com.

4. To diminish fine lines: Work on fine lines with this skin-perfecting night cream that contains encapsulated time-release retinol. Nip + Fab Viper Venom Extreme Night Fix, $20, Shoppers Drug Mart.

5. For total pimple extermination: As tempting as it may be to extract, heed the advice of your dermatologist and don't pop blemishes. Instead, apply a thin layer of this spot treatment to the affected area and hit the sack. Elizabeth Grant The Socializer's Z.I.T. Zapper, $22, elizabethgrant.com.

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