“Sleep, sleep, beauty bright,
Dreaming in the joys of the night.”
— William Blake
How well you sleep has everything to do with how good you look. But what you do before you hit the hay all adds up, too. We spoke to you about resetting your body clock and sleep schedule on our previous post. Experts recommend cultivating sleep hygiene—a combination of bedroom environment and night-time routines that promote restful sleep.
The good news is, sleep hygiene is not cast in stone and can be tailored to suit your individual needs and personality.
The better news is, there are some rituals you can use as a starting point on your road to developing sleep hygiene, so you’re not left floundering in the dark.
The best news is, some of these rituals are great for your skin, even if you’re not looking to better your sleep practices!
We’ve put together seven super-soothing bedtime rituals that...
“Having peace, happiness and healthiness (sic) is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.”
When you sleep, your body repairs itself. The same holds true for your skin. When you go to bed, your cortisol (stress hormone) levels drop and your melatonin (sleep hormone) levels rise. Cortisol causes wear and tear in your body while melatonin is responsible for the repair. Basically, when you sleep, your cells are at work: Your body and your skin are undoing the damage caused to them through the day, whether from the environment or from your body’s own metabolic processes.
Many research has proven that beauty sleep is pretty much a one-size-fits-all, one-stop solution to all your beauty woes. Restorative sleep, that is adequate sleep at appropriate hours, has been found to be associated with more youthful skin, brighter eyes with fewer dark circles and reduced puffiness, fewer...