You’re slogging through that to-do list, but there’s no end in sight. Meetings, emails, phone calls, got to pick the kids up, can I squeeze in a quick run before making dinner?! Our days are packed full. Come the end of gruella, binge watching the latest season of Orange is the New Black, trumps that early night every time.
But, are you Short Changing Your Skin Game by Skimping on Sleep?
More and more research points to a resounding Yes. Beauty sleep isn’t the stuff of mythology. Spending a minimum of 7 hours in Slumber Land every night is one of the best things you can do for your skin (not to mention your overall health).
Let’s talk about the skin benefits of being a sound sleeper…
While you sleep your body raises blood flow to the skin. Have you ever woken to find an extra glow and boost to skin quality? That’s blood flow in action. Any product applied to your skin before a quality night sleep is more readily absorbed, giving you more impact and benefit.
Avoid the dull, drab, lifeless look of a zombie, from poor sleep. Team up a Luxurious Night Cream with consistent shut eye and take your skin health to a new level.
Battling with breaks outs?
A robust immune system helps keep at bay the bacteria responsible for breakouts and acne. Be less susceptible to breakouts by prioritising sleep, and benefit from beefing up your immune system.
In addition, try out our Banish and Repair Serum to knuckle down on clearing up your skin.
Puffy Eyes and Dark Rings
We can all agree that pandas are up there on the adorable scale (if not, we can’t be friends). However, the puffy eyed, dark rings look is harder to pull off as a human. A poor night’s sleep is a stressor to the body, with that stress comes inflammation and water retention. With no regard to that Monday morning work presentation, or that hot dinner date, poor sleep will show on your face.
For those times puffy eyes and dark rings are unavoidable, a good quality Eye Cream can be a get out of jail free card.
Struggling to Drift Off? Give These a Try:
- Avoid screened devices 1 to 2 hours before bed. This habit can go a long way to restoring a healthy sleep schedule.
- Have a set bedtime. Winding down with a predictable routine every night will work wonders for your internal body clock (circadian rhythm). Falling asleep becomes as routine as brushing your teeth.
- Sunlight exposure. Fine tune your body’s internal clock through sunlight, feel more awake through the day and sleepier when it’s time to power down. Simple but effective.
- Make your bedroom as dark as possible. Blinking electronics seem harmless but can create difficulty drifting off.
- Set a caffeine cut off point in the day. While attempting to push through the afternoon energy dip with a couple of extra strong lattes, caffeine can disrupt sleep 10 to 12 hours after consumption. We all have different sensitivities, no later than 12 pm is a good place to start.
Prioritise your sleep and reap not only the benefits of clearer, happier more vibrant skin but improvements to so much more!