Often times days (with our jobs, stress, activities, studies, errands, etc.) one important part of our daily routine suffers.

 

Sometimes we have so many things to do, in so little time, that unfortunately, we often choose to cut on sleep — which is never a good thing. It is hard to do, but no matter how hectic our schedule is, here’s why getting our eight hour beauty sleep is important.

 

The Secrets and Science of Beauty Sleep

 

Your body (skin included), goes into ‘repair and replenish’ mode while you sleep, therefore the evening hours are critical for that process to take place adequately. Sleep reduces cortisol (a stress hormone) and increases melatonin (an antioxidant), which helps promote cellular turnover to improve skin texture and tone.

Not only is getting extra Z’s a necessity to accelerate the natural regeneration proccess, but it is also the perfect time for in-bed face and hair masks to rejuvenate overnight. A good night’s sleep really does aid in beautiful skin because nighttime hydration plays a crucial role in keeping it healthy, radiant,and youthful. It also helps recover from daily environmental aggressions.

 

Rejuvenating Overnight

 

SKIN CARE

 

While the skin is more prone to losing moisture and becoming dehydrated during the night, it is also more apt to absorb skin care during that time. Nighttime creams, treatments and overnight masks can, not only deeply moisturize, but also help stimulate the skin’s self-defense mechanism and boost it’s own natural antioxidant systems.

A few ingredients like hyaluronic acid ( that draws in moisture as you sleep), retinol and Vitamin C & E ( for their regenerative properties) are especially great for nighttime skin care as they will stay active on your skin longer than they do during the day.

 

One of the best nighttime serums out there, Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, is proven to dramatically reduce all key signs of visible aging by maximizing the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal with the exclusive ChronoluxCB™ technology to reveal a smoother, more radiant, hydrated, younger look by the morning.

 

 

Wake up with plump, smooth, radiant, and retexturised skin by using Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Night Cream-elixir. This powerful formula contains Winter Daphne Stem Cell Extract, Time-released Retinol, Red Algae Marigel, BioNymph Peptide, Olus Oil, Frangipani and Vitamin E. The cream will moisturize, nourish, and stimulate collagen to protect the skin from environmental and aging damage while creating a firmer and younger-looking complexion.

 

 

Reveal a softer, fresher, more radiant complexion overnight with this ultra-lightweight sleeping mask that delivers eight hours of continuous hydration. The Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask by Dior smooths, fully hydrates and plumps up the skin so that it looks like you got a full night’s rest.

 

HAIR CARE

 

At night hair is undisturbed by all of the stressors of our daily routine, so beneficial ingredients can truly absorb into the hair and give you the best results.

Use a silk pillowcase to prevent the hair cuticle from being roughed up. It will allow you to wake up to less frizzy hair and with fewer tangles.

 

 

Products like Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector (which is a weightless, fast-absorbing treatment) delivers hair that is more manageable, shinier, and healthier for up to five shampoos. Apply it on dry hair at bedtime and wake up the next morning with healthier locks (with no need to it rinse out).

 

 

… For all it’s benefits, to me, a good night sleep is pure luxury and the most important step of my beauty routine.

 

 

 

 

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