Beauty sleep is a real thing. While you get your zzz’s, your body promotes blood flow to the skin, giving you a healthy glow when you wake up. When you deprive yourself of sleep, blood flow decreases around your face, leaving your skin ashy or lifeless.
It can be hard to get some shut-eye when you are up thinking about work or your busy schedule. Try some of these tips to help you snooze during your busy week so you can wake up rested and radiant.
Stay off your Phone and Laptop
Your phone and laptop gives off blue light, which can inhibit production of melatonin (a hormone your brain produces to promote sleep). Stay off your electronic devices at least an hour before going to bed. If you absolutely must answer those emails or watch that episode of Grey’s Anatomy, use a blue light filter app like Iris or Sunset Screen. This will block out the blue light, helping your brain produce melatonin, making your skin glow in the morning.
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Spray Your Pillow with Lavender
Lavender’s aromatherapy helps relax your muscles and increases slow-wave sleep, a deeper sleep that makes you feel more energized and rested during the day. The deeper the beauty sleep, the more blood flow to your beautiful face. Spray lavender essential oil on your pillow or put some in a diffuser to give you a blissful, relaxing snooze.
Ultra Rich Moisturizer
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Wear an Eye Mask
Even the slightest hint of light can hinder your deep sleep pattern and affect your long term health (and complexion). Block out all light in your room by wearing an eye mask. Wear a silk or satin eye mask to prevent eye wrinkles, or a 3D eye mask to completely conceal sleep-disturbing light.
Sleepy Time Tea
Herbal teas such as chamomile and peppermint are caffeine free and can help you relax before bed. Add a drop of honey to help promote melatonin and blood sugar balance. Curl up with a hot cup of tea and a boring book and you’ll fall right into a deep slumber.
Avoid the Nightcap
Nothing sounds better than a tall glass of wine after a long day of work. It will even help you fall asleep faster. However, don’t fall into the nightcap-trap! Drinking alcohol before bed will cause a shallow, less satisfying sleep and will cause you to wake up in the middle of the night. You will end up waking up the next day feeling dehydrated and even more tired. Plus, the alcohol will cause unwanted skin inflammation. Stick with a cup of herbal tea or hot lemon water instead.
Meditate. Think of things you’re grateful for and breath deeply. Focus on your breath. The more you focus on your breath and less on your wandering thoughts, the easier it will be for you to get some shut-eye. Download a guided meditation app like Headspace or Simple Habit to help you fall into a deep, relaxing sleep.
Listen to White Noise
The consistent frequency of white noise drowns out any disturbing sounds and gives you a deeper slumber. If you live in the city or on a busy street, white noise will drown out any noises that disturb your night of sleep without you even waking up.