Skin Care

Optimise Your Beauty Sleep To Get Glowing Skin

Beauty sleep is a biological need. Despite this, we often live according to our work and other plans, rather than according to our body. Bedtime gets postponed, and we still have to get up early. Our nights can therefore be all-too-short. Tip no.1: To make it easier for you to fall asleep, put the smartphone or tablet down and create a bedtime ritual. For example: drink some herbal tea, read the same number of pages of a book every evening, do some breathing exercises, etc. All of these actions send signals to the brain and tell it that it is time to switch off. Tip no.2: Letting go is a key part of relaxing and therefore falling asleep. Yet to do this, your brain needs to stop whirring. Certain smells (tested by the European Sleep Research Society) have proven their soothing properties. This is the case for lavender, red mandarin, sweet orange and bergamot. So, the second of our beauty tips is to, a few minutes before going to bed, spray a pillow mist to create a relaxing atmosphere for successful beauty sleep.

This is the phase during which we produce the growth hormone responsible for immune tissue repair. So it is also responsible for our epidermis. But this so-called deep sleep only represents 15 to 25% of your total sleep. Tip no.1: eat smart. Let's be clear: low-calorie diets disrupt our production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that sets off the melatonin synthesis process. So, for dinner, try to eat carbohydrates that boost sleep and tryptophan. Where can they be found? Eggs, meat and almonds. Tip no.2: stop browsing Instagram! Screens activate our vigilance neurons and block the secretion of melatonin. Total darkness is needed for the ideal deep sleep.

...spent cleaning! Not your bedroom. But your skin. Impurities, pollutants and free radicals accumulated during the day alter night-time processes. There is no point applying a skin product if your skin is not perfectly makeup-free and clean. ...spent moisturising! When it is renewing its cells, the skin is not in a state of defence. The cutaneous barrier therefore becomes more permeable and the skin loses water more quickly. Compensate for this evaporation by applying a night cream that contains plenty of hyaluronic acid. It forms a protective film against dehydration and plumps up the skin.