understanding your skin

Overnight Success

Getting your beauty sleep is one piece of advice that has stood the test of time and for good reason! The results from a good night’s sleep cannot be bottled so make sure it’s a top priority in your skin health routine.

 

Why? Well, while you’re focusing on getting your all-important shut eye, your skin wakes up.  Repair and renewal are at their highest at this time as is collagen production so any actives that you apply in the evening will better received that in the day time- your skin will welcome them with open arms! This is also when your skin is healing itself so an interruption to your sleeping schedule can mean prolonged irritation, redness and just a general lacklustre appearance.

 

Our routines right now are completely different to what we’re used to so it’s totally understandable that you might be having trouble drifting off so we're sharing our top sleep tips and the products to amplify your beauty sleep. 

Our Top Sleep Tips

Make friends with airplane mode

Blue light emitted from our digital devices disturbs our circadian rhythm - we also now know that our microbiomes are also effected by circadian rhythms too -  so it’s important to limit screen time for the last hour before bed each night. And if you can’t resist a quick scroll, switching your phone to night time mode will filter out any blue light and help you rest a little easier. A little white noise to cut is also helpful for creating a calm, relaxed atmosphere.

 

Begin belly breathing

Focusing on your breathing will not only reduce your heart rate and stress levels, it’s also a great distraction if your mind is still going at a million miles an hour. Belly breathing is the most calming kind, and remember, for maximum relaxation make the exhale longer than the inhale. We like to breath in for 4, pause for 4, breath out for 7.

 

Eat yourself to sleep

We’ve been inspired by Lorraine Pascale’s recipes to help you sleep (read here) and will be incorporating more foods rich in tryptophan into our dinner. Sources include pumpkin seeds, chicken, soy beans and lentils. Tryptophan helps to regulate our serotonin, the hormone responsible for triggering sleep.

 

Establish a routine

Whether it’s a cup of hot cocoa, a bedtime read or 10 minutes of meditation, getting into a routine will train your body and mind into getting ready to sleep. Even your skincare routine can get you in the mood so try spending a little more time massaging in your products to relax and calm your mind.

 

Try Magnesium Oil

Spraying magnesium onto the tops of your feet will ensure maximum absorption of this amazing mineral! 
Magnesium supports hundreds of functions in your body and is an incredible muscle relaxant. It also helps to decrease the stress hormone cortisol so it a great addition to your night time routine to help you de-stress and have a restful night’s sleep.

Our Favourite Night Products

Your skincare routine should also look a little different in the evening. As your skin is going into regeneration mode, you can make the most of this by using actives such as retinol, acids, peptides to really amplify results. You can also apply slightly richer textures as your skin will be ready and waiting to absorb all the goodness for a pillowy soft complexion in the morning.

01 High Performance Moisturiser
A.D.C. Beauty
01 High Performance Moisturiser
From £55.00
Resurrect Serum
Esse Skincare
Resurrect Serum
£98.00
Gr+G Oily Acne Prone
Odacité
Gr+G Oily Acne Prone
£32.00
Jo+L Clogged Pores
Odacité
Jo+L Clogged Pores
£32.00
Essential Serum
Pfeffer Sal
Essential Serum
£85.00
masquErase
Synergie Skin
masquErase
£69.00
Cream Mask
Esse Skincare
Cream Mask
£51.00
Ultimate A
Synergie Skin
Ultimate A
£82.00