They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing. If you needed an excuse for getting a solid 10+ hours sleep a night, then look no further because sleeping might be exactly what’s missing from your skin care routine.
Eye creams, serums, masques and gels can only do so much when trying to repair years of damage to the skin. Sometimes, the simplest remedy is the most effective and, in this case, sleep certainly is. On average, a person receiving under six hours of sleep will likely result in a hindered appearance compared to those receiving over nine quality hours of sleep.
Additionally, if you’re lacking the zzz’s, immune-related skin problems worsen as the body lacks the ability to regulate the immune system properly. This can lead to skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema. If that’s not enough to make you jump into bed that little e bit earlier, we’re not sure what will!
Sleep deprivation, aside from imparting the processes involved in healing skin, also increases stress levels and, the obvious development of early signs of ageing. However, the benefits are abundant. Getting a great night sleep results in luminous skin, fewer wrinkles, healthier hair and brighter eyes de-puffed eyes.
Yet in a world which itself never sleeps anymore, it can be hard to simply unwind and switch off for a solid night of rest.
Here’s our top tips for your perfect beauty sleep:
Instead of using your phone as an alarm clock, purchase a standalone clock and take the phone out of the bedroom. This limits the temptation of those middle-of-the-night Instagram checks when you can’t get back to sleep and the chances of your phone being the first thing you look at in the morning.
2. Read a book before bed
It is recommended by sleep specialists that you stop using all technology at least one hour before intending to sleep so by turning the television off and reading a book, you’re able to settle yourself into a relaxed state ready to launch into a deep sleep. Grab a cheap read and indulge your senses in the art of reading instead of becoming addicted to a late night cooking show.
3. Drink tea
T2 have formulated specialist brews that assist in the relaxation of the body prior to sleep. Aside from the T2 drinks, consuming a warm cup before bed soothes the body into a warm state wishing to be wrapped up under covers.
4. Seize the day
A day sent absolutely immersed in work, study or play will ensure that when night falls you’re well and truly set for sleep. By completing your tasks during the day it frees up the night for relaxation and rest rather than spent bent over a laptop until the wee hours of the morning.
Make your bedroom your space! Buy a quilt set that pleases your eye, illuminate the room with sombre lighting and purchase candles and air diffusers. A dull bedroom will never be inviting compared to a homey lounge room so by turning your room into a place to live in, sending yourself to bed couldn’t be any easier.