5 Tips For The Best Beauty SleepBy Emily Chiang | Oct 14, 2020
Ready to wake up to fresh, glowing skin every morning? Beauty sleep is one of the most important parts of an effective beauty regimen. Adults ages 18 to 60 should get at least seven hours of quality rest every night. However, as many of us know, that doesn’t always happen! So how can you maximize your time between the sheets and improve your complexion by morning? Read on for why sleep is important and our top tips for getting the best beauty sleep.
Why is quality sleep important?
We often neglect a good night’s rest because of things like work, chores, social media, and binge-watching. However, quality sleep is essential to health and wellbeing. Poor sleep is linked to many chronic conditions including obesity, stroke, and asthma. Prioritize giving your body the rest it needs to regenerate overnight and prepare yourself for the next day. By getting quality sleep, not only will you wake up to improved skin conditions, but you’ll also find that you’re in a better mood, have lower stress levels, have improved memory, and many other positive benefits.
So how do we get the best beauty sleep?
1. Have An Effective Evening Skincare Routine
Sleep is a time of intense skin repair and regeneration and therefore, it’s essential to have an evening skincare routine that cleanses, balances, treats, and moisturizes your skin overnight. Begin by thoroughly cleansing your face. Never go to bed without removing all of the dirt, excess oils, dead skin cell buildup, and makeup from the day. Letting impurities sit on your skin disrupts your skin’s balance and results in clogged pores and skin inflammation. Use a gentle formula so your skin is nourished and revitalized for the rest of your routine. Follow with essence and toner to balance your skin and prime for additional products. Not only will this create a moisturized, balanced and softened base, it will also allow the remainder of your skincare products to work more effectively. To maximize your time between the sheets, a great skin rejuvenation powerhouse is our Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate. It’s formulated with 1% retinoid to repair and smooth skin while you sleep. It amps up skin’s natural renewal process and helps diminish fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and texture. Wake up to smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
2. Put Away Your Electronics
We’ve all been through this: You hop into bed at a reasonable hour and start scrolling through social media. And then all of a sudden, you’ve fallen down the Instagram and TikTok rabbit hole and it's somehow 3 AM. How?! Electronic devices like cell phones and laptops emit blue light, which can keep you awake long into the night. This can leave your skin vulnerable to premature aging. Try putting away your devices before crawling into bed. Instead of using your phone, try some relaxing alternatives to wind down for the night:
- Read a book
- Practice deep breathing to relax your mind and body
- Zen out with meditation music
3. Create A Comfortable Sleeping Environment
Having a comfortable sleeping environment is key! Choose products that create the perfect relaxing oasis. Silk products are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their incredible skincare benefits. There are silk pillowcases, bedsheets, eye masks, and more! They can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also locking in moisture to keep your face hydrated throughout the night.
4. Avoid Caffeine and Sugary Foods Before Bed
While a comfortable sleeping environment surely helps to de-stress and unwind after a long day, it also helps to avoid drinking caffeinated beverages and eating sugary foods right before going to sleep. Caffeine and sugars work to keep you awake and can make it hard for you to fall asleep. Even if you do manage to get some shut-eye, it won’t be the deep, restorative kind that leaves you rested and prepared for the next day.
5. Keep A Consistent Sleep Schedule
Create a routine! For the best beauty sleep, try going to bed and waking up at the same time every single day. By doing so, you allow your body to develop a natural sleep cycle, also known as circadian rhythm. When your body knows the schedule, it will put itself into “sleep mode” when it’s time to get ready for bed.
Ready for a good night’s rest? Let us know how you prepare yourself for the best beauty sleep @Wander_Beauty!