The elixir of beauty sleep; we know it’s good, we know it works and we know we need more of it.
What I have been working on is trying to get the most out of my sleeping hours, from my skin’s point of view. If I am resting and having all that downtime then I want those hours to work for me and to help my skin repair and rejuvenate.
It is so easy to fall into bed exhausted and wrestle away the hours without deeply relaxing; that is more to do with our current mental state before bedtime than anything else. Calm makes for better sleep as does letting go of technology for those 30 minutes before sleep claims us.
Beauty sleep means preparing our skin and taking care that we are looking after it in the most practical and efficient way. There is no point buying all the lotions and potions, the make-up and body care if we don’t apply them or allow them time to do what they advertise.
Miracles can happen but they do need a little nudge. xv
Four Tricks To Better Beauty Sleep
The most important part of skincare maintenance is the cleansing; letting the day’s build up settle overnight is probably one of the worst practices.
*Use Those Products
I am taking the time at night to mix up my skincare routines; apply a mask that can soak in throughout the evening or add an extra vitamin serum or hydrating cream. Coat the cuticles, cover the body and pamper the feet; so much can soften while sleeping. Allow a few minutes for the products to soak into the skin before laying down and settling; better on the skin that on the bedding.
image from poplin nightwear, london