One of the best things you can do to look beautiful is to get a good night's sleep. They don't call it beauty sleep for nothing. Sleep is essential for cell renewal (one of sleep's main functions). Cell renewal is essential for beautiful luminous skin. When we don't get sufficient sleep we end up with dehydrated, wrinkled looking skin with puffy eyes. Just as exercising and eating right take some disicipline so does getting a good night's sleep. Take a look at the list below for some great tips from sleep.org for getting a good night's slumber.
- Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule, including weekends.
- Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
- Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.
- Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
- Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. It is best to take work materials, computers and televisions out of the sleeping environment.
- Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.
- Exercise regularly. It is best to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime.
- Avoid nicotine (e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products). Used close to bedtime, it can lead to poor sleep.
- Avoid caffeine (e.g., coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) close to bedtime. It can keep you awake.
Avoid alcohol close to bedtime. It can lead to disrupted sleep later in the night.
We all know there will be times when a poor night's sleep or a late night will be inevitable however, don't fret. There are products that will come to the rescue.
To replenish and revitalize tired skin try Bliss The Youth As We Know It Cleanser followed by Skyn Iceland Antidote Quenching Daily Lotion and Molton Brown Eye-Rescue Ultracool. Voila! You'll still look like you did have a good night's sleep. Just remember, nothing beats the real thing!