Getting a decent night’s sleep is what everyone dreams of. However, it can be hard to come by, especially with the everyday personal and external pressures that we can face. We have put together our top 5 tips to ensure that you are getting the best beauty sleep.
1. Establish a routine
A bedtime routine establishes habits that help our brains recognise when it’s time to sleep. This can be simple things like doing your skincare routine, brushing your teeth and then hopping into bed to unwind with a book. Following a consistent sleep routine helps train your brain to naturally feel tired when it's bedtime.
2. Perfect your skincare routine - both internally and externally
Establishing a regular routine also applies to skincare. A consistent skincare routine starts from within. Gut health, hydration and nutrition all play a vital role in protecting our biggest organ, our skin. If we are not taking enough nutrients to support our skin at a deeper level, signs of nutrient depletion become evident on the surface of the skin. Topical products can be applied through skincare, however if we have poor gut function, or are lacking nutrients, this will affect the condition of our skin and how it ages. You may be thinking, how does this impact your beauty sleep? When you take care of your body internally, you will not only see physical improvements, but feeling healthier usually promotes improved sleep and increased wellbeing. Our Vita-sol blends supercharge any topical skincare by feeding the body with the nutrients it needs. Click here to try our blends.
3. Daily walk or exercise
Being exposed to natural light on a morning walk can help entrain a strong circadian rhythm, which promotes healthy sleep. It can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. Walking assists in improving self-perception and self-esteem, mood, sleep quality, and it also helps reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. These factors all contribute to better quality sleep.
4.Turn off your devices
The hour before bed should consist of relaxing activities that don’t involve devices with screens. The blue light exposure from our devices suppresses the body’s release of melatonin, the hormone that tells our body when it’s time to sleep or wake up. The constant exposure of artificial light convinces the body into thinking that it needs to stay awake, when in fact, it is time to unwind. If you are unable to put your device away at least an hour before bed, try dimming the light on your device, and switching it to a warmer tone to assist in reducing blue light exposure. However, if you can, completely switch off your devices at least an hour before bed.
5.Unwind with a tea
Drinking tea before bed has become a nighttime ritual for many of us, and it’s for good reason. From preparing the tea, to sipping it, tea has a calming effect on many people, and can help you wind down at night. However, not just any tea should be had before bed. It’s important to choose a tea that is free of sleep-disrupting caffeine. Our Tranquility tea is a relaxing, caffeine-free, herbal blend that supports a restful sleep. The potent calming herbal blend includes Passionflower, a herb known for its significant sedative and calming effects. It is your perfect companion to calm and reduce anxiety. We recommend one cup prior to sleep. Click here to try Tranquility.
It’s now up to you to implement our tips to ensure you reap all the benefits of having a well-rested beauty sleep.