Hands up if you have a bathroom cabinet full of anti-aging creams and lotions?!
Guess what, if you don’t get enough sleep, they won’t be able to work their magic. Poor sleepers are more likely to display signs of ageing including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced skin elasticity, according to the latest research. Here are our top tips for waking up rejuvenated (and youthful!).
Calm your boudoir
There are many essential oils that can be used around your bedtime to create the right conditions for revitalising slumber, but lavender is the oil most commonly associated with improved sleep. It’s also one of the main ingredients in our Sleep Welle Calming Mist. Spritz on pillows and around the room for deep slumber.
Take it off
Ever wondered why we’re always told to remove make up before bed? No, it’s not because you’ll end up with black streaks on the pillow-slips. Without washing or cleansing, your pores are clogged with residue makeup and grime from the day, which can lead to breakouts and lackluster skin.
Skin cells (like all our cells) are made of a majority of water. By keeping them hydrated we keep our skin plump and firm. Drinking our 3L of water a day never seemed so appealing!
An alkaline body shows in your skin
We believe an alkaline body is a healthy body and may reduce free radicals and inflammation which in turn slows down the ageing process.
How our sleep patterns change with age
Did you know… According to a recent study by the Sleep Health Foundation, if you are in the 18-34 age bracket, you go to sleep the latest (on average 11.30pm), however you wake up the least and sleep the longest (on average 7.5 hours). Meanwhile, if you are over 55 you wake up early (average 6am), wake most during the night out of any age bracket and get the least amount of sleep (6 hrs 50 mins).