We all know that getting enough sleep is critical to our overall health and well-being, and the connection between getting your 7-9 hours of restful sleep and healthy glowing skin is undeniable.
While we sleep, the skin goes into repair mode. It works to repair and renew skin cells and increases cell turnover and collagen + Hyaluronic acid production. These are the functions that keep our skin looking plump, fresh, glowy and hydrated. If we compromise how much sleep we are getting every night (the optimal amount for adults is 7-9 hours per night), we are decreasing the skins ability to function, and increasing our chances of premature ageing.
Our experts share their top 5 tips to get the most out of your beauty sleep.
Hydrate. Including a hydrating serum and moisturiser to boost those hydration levels while you sleep will mean healthy glowing skin in the morning, and all day long! Our top picks are:
Skin Hydrating Booster. A potent blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract help restore moisture balance and minimize the appearance of fine dehydration lines
Skin Smoothing Cream. This best-selling moisturiser works on a molecular level to help reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and infuses skin with 48 hours of hydration. Hyaluronic Acid complex locks vital moisture into the skin.
Repair. Repair and renew while you sleep. Our Overnight Repair Serum is a powerful peptide serum with Argan and Rose oils to help stimulate cellular repair overnight. Or opt for the next step up with our Overnight Retinol Repair to accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of skin ageing, all while you sleep.
Don't forget the eyes. Treat fine lines, brighten, firm and hydrate with our targeted eye treatments. While we sleep our eyes are also getting some much needed R&R. Did you know that our eyes move an estimated 100,000 times per day? No wonder this is the first area to show signs of premature ageing.
Upgrade that pillowcase. If you invest in your skincare, we recommend also investing in a silk pillowslip. Silk pillowslips help to enhance absorption of your night time products into your skin (instead of absorbing them into the fabrics), help to reduce skin ageing, are antimicrobial (great for acne prone skins) and additionally, silk's smoothness means it’s less apt to absorb moisture away from the skin.
Lock it in. Now we have all that hydration in our skin it’s time to lock it in and ensure optimum absorbtion with our Sound Sleep Cocoon. Sound Sleep Cocoon is specially formulated to deliver active ingredients that hydrate, brighten and revitalise at night - when skin is best able to use them. Motion-activated essential oils work all night to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning.