When was the last time you had a good, quality sleep? If you don’t remember, your skin could be in big trouble.
Dr. Glenn Yarbrough, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatologists, explained it to us this way: “With proper rest, skin is able to repair much of the day-to-day damage as a part of the body’s natural repair cycle.”
Unfortunately, there are several factors that impact a person’s quantity and quality of sleep—from stress to the environment to unhealthy lifestyle choices. And if you’re a woman, it doesn’t help that our minds are equipped with the ability to multitask, which, according to professor and sleep neuroscientist Jim Horne, use up more brain power and thus require longer sleep to recover from.
While there’s nothing much we can do about how our mind and body works, there are a few tricks we can definitely do to help our body sleep: making your bedroom a cozy haven, establishing a regular bedtime routine, avoiding late-night exercise and avoiding too much mental stimulation. Couple these healthy habits with the following nightly beauty rituals and you’re off to a stunningly gorgeous you in the morning!
Why we love it: It’s made of yogurt—real and natural Greek yogurt, which, if you follow a lot of health and wellness gurus on Instagram, tells you this stuff is good for you. So if you feel like giving your eyes some TLC and want a smooth and revitalized complexion in the morning, let this night cream and moisturizer do the serious work while you sleep.
Why we love it: If you’ve always been concerned about wrinkles in weird places on the body, this one’s for you. Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit smooths out chest wrinkles caused by aging, sun damage or creasing that occurs while you sleep with 100% medical-grade silicone. Reusable for up to 20 to 30 uses, this smoothing kit also works on stretch marks and scars. Use it before bedtime and show off your noticeably improved skin in a button-down shirt the next day.
Why we love it: This is not your ordinary eye mask that simply blocks unwanted light and helps you sleep faster and stay asleep longer. This is made up of pure silk, which not only feels super luxurious against your skin but also reduces friction and pressure on the eye area, promoting a more restful sleep overall.
Why we love it: While it’s nice to wake up to a stunningly luscious hair every morning, committing yourself to get a hair spa every so often can be an expensive endeavor. Not to worry, gorgeous hair is not as hard to achieve as you think. All you really need to do is apply a quarter-sized amount of Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue onto your hair, leave on overnight and rinse in the morning. The result: healthy and manageable hair you are all set to flaunt! Bonus: This works excellently on fine, straight hair and on naturally curly hair, too!
Why we love it: Want a restful snooze? Invest in a silky, satin memory foam pillow that not only fights wrinkles while you sleep but also improves the quality of your sleep. What’s more, whether you are a back sleeper or a side sleeper, this works splendidly well. Say hello to your new #iwokeuplikethis face. You’re welcome, beautiful! Sleep tight.
Why we love it: While it’s not always possible to get rid of the sources of stress in your life and not think about them during bedtime, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray can definitely help. Infused with essential oils of lavender, vetivert and wild chamomile, this sleep spray soothes your body and calms your mind, helping you fall asleep quicker. Spray a fine mist directly onto your pillow, and you’ll be in deep sleep in no time.
Why we love it: Who needs a glass of warm milk before bed when you can have not just calcium but also vitamin B6 (your metabolic maintenance) and melatonin (your natural sleep hormone) all in one tablet? Take 1 of this gluten-free and non-GMO tablet 20 minutes before bedtime and you’re off to a relaxing slumber.
Why we love it: Aside from its skin-smoothing properties, this ultra-nourishing body oil features a sleep-inducing scent, thanks to moor extract and lavender essential oil. Plus, it’s free of chemical/synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG so you can rest easy knowing that what you’re putting on your body is also good for your health.
Why we love it: A good way to unwind before bedtime: Have a warm bubble bath, listen to soothing music, read. A much better way to unwind before bedtime: Add Kneipp Sweet Dreams Mineral Bath Salt to your bubble bath! This stress-relieving bath salt doesn’t just boast a relaxing aroma, it detoxifies the body, exfoliates the skin, relaxes the mind and calms your senses. Plus, it’s packed with trace minerals such as magnesium, calcium and zinc that are absorbed by your body. Soak for a good 15-20 minutes for the most amazing sleep of your life!