Beauty sleep is real, people!
You probably think you do nothing when you’re asleep. But in fact, you do a lot. Especially when it comes to your beauty regime. You see, as you catch your z’s your body goes through a whole process of regeneration and renewal. But this also means that when you don’t get the shut-eye you need, your body doesn’t do what it’s supposed to.
At the end of the day, the amount and quality of your slumber will have a huge effect on whether you look fresh, whether your skin glows and if your overall health is at its best. And it just so happens that there’s a few things that can help you along the way, so you can truly be a sleeping beauty. In addition to the below, boost your beauty sleep with a game-changing serum – this quiz matches you to the perfect one for your skin type and needs!
Meet the staple sleep essentials that can change the whole way you look.
1. A good eye mask
Did you know that copper has the ability to increase your skin’s natural renewal process? It helps boost collagen and elastin, while increasing the production of hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated.
Enter the Illuminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask, £25. Specially woven with copper oxide fibres, it’s been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Plus, the silky feeling of it helps lull you into a deep sleep.
2. A silk pillowcase
If you want your blowdry to last a week and your skin to look plump and fresh, invest in a silk pillowcase. They cause less friction between your hair, skin and the fabric. Plus, they don’t absorb all of your natural essential oils like cotton does, so your skin and hair stays hydrated and nourished throughout the night. And silk is hypoallergenic and naturally dust-mite resistant, making it perfect for those that suffer from a range of allergies.
Try Gingerlily’s Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, £39. It’s been recommended by leading dermatologists as an anti-ageing tool and after a few weeks of trying it ourselves, we have to say, we’ve noticed a big difference. Well worth the investment.
3. The right mattress
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. This is the time your body heals, rejuvenates and eliminates toxins from your body. When you reach the deepest stage of rest, growth hormones peak and stimulate tissue and cell repair. But, it only takes one bad night’s sleep to upset this process, which is why after a poor night of rest your skin looks dull and the blood vessels under your eyes remain stagnant, creating dark circles. It can also raise your cortisol levels, resulting in inflammation and lack of collagen production.
Simba Sleep’s Hybrid mattress, from £399, contains 2,500 patented conical pocket springs that move horizontally & vertically to fit the shape of your body and give you the best sleep, ever. They’re Simbatex layer provides cool, gentle support too, so you never feel hot, whilst their Visco memory foam moulds expertly to your body shape. It’s like a mattress tailor made for you.