We are all aware of the importance of a good nights sleep when it comes to the basis of any good beauty regime. Plentiful and good quality sleep not only gives a better and brighter complexion but can help skin heal, reduce breakouts and prevent under eye dark circles.
Spending money on expensive face creams and serums may help but if we are not getting enough sleep the benefits of facials and a healthy life style could all just go to waste when it comes to improving skin. Not only does the damage from the environment get repaired at night, as the layers of skin work building new collagen, but your hair also benefits with the production of protein needed to give fuller and healthier looking locks.
So many of us have our exercise routine down, we know what we should and shouldn't be eating plus we even try to drink enough water each day but how can we ensure we get the best nights sleep possible?
There are a few easy changes and practices we can incorporate into our life but the most important thing is to keep a dark bedroom. This is key as light can disrupt your body’s production of melatonin and serotonin, hormones that regulate sleep. If you can invest in black out or lined curtains together with a sleep mask this will help to avoid disrupting your body’s sleep pattern.
Try to keep to a good bedtime routine, the sleepcouncil.org.uk have some useful tips and info to help get back on track plus some of our previous blog posts can help with this - ensuring you do all the preparation you can before snuggling down for the night is essential for the perfect beauty sleep.
When it comes to length of sleep the magic number falls between seven and eight hours of rest per night. However it is not only the amount of sleep that matters but the quality too. Not all sleep is equally restorative and REM occurs at some point in the middle of the night so it is recommended that even at weekends it is best to still go to bed early and then wake at the same time every morning.
Beauty Sleep can therefore be the simple beauty solution we have all been looking for! Fewer wrinkles, protection of our lashes, slowing the ageing process as well as healthier hair .... who needs any more reasons for an early night.... oh and it costs nothing!