How to enhance your beauty sleep the natural way30/06/2015
Beauty sleep is the sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and radiant. Many large skincare brands don’t want to shout about it because yes, it actually works, in fact sleep is the most powerful rejuvenating treatment of them all!!
Here at VOYA we support all things natural. Here are our tips to achieving beauty the natural way, and with a truly organic seal of approval from the experts.
Why do you need your Beauty Sleep?
Did you know that your whole body including the largest organ you own (your skin) goes into repair mode at night while you sleep? It self-renews, new cells replace old and your body naturally restores and charges for the next day. A lack of sleep can disrupt vital hormonal and metabolic processes that occur naturally overnight. It’s not only your skin that is affected by a lack of sleep, it’s connected to a whole range of health problems including depression, heart disease and high blood pressure.
One of the 7 manifesto’s from Global Wellness Day earlier this month was to get to bed at 10pm in an effort to look after your own well-being physically and mentally. So, how much sleep do you need? Experts suggest seven to nine hours of beauty sleep nightly should do the trick! No more, no less.
Benefits to getting enough beauty sleep include, fewer breakouts and brighter eyes, as you can say goodbye to the main cause of dark tired puffy circles. Getting the correct amount of beauty sleep also helps give you a more even skin tone, as it encourages healthy blood flow around your skin.
Make Water your Night Cap
It may seem very obvious but you’d be surprised how many of us forget to do it! If you want to ensure your beauty sleep works to its full potential, a glass of water before bed will help your skin renew while you sleep. A glass of wine at night will only result in dried out skin and create visible pores the next day. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate contain caffeine so steer clear in the run up to your usual bedtime.
Drink a large glass of water before bed and in the morning use a toner such as VOYA’s Ritzy Spritzy to decrease your pore size, not only does it remove any remnants of impurities after cleansing it also act as a powerful astringent, and it feels refreshing and simply divine.
A Warm Bath before Beauty Sleep
Did you know that one of the best methods to put yourself to sleep can simultaneously improve your skin too? If you have a warm bath before bed it raises your body temperature and creates a sense of relaxation that will pull you down into a deep sleep once you hit the bed. If you want to crank up the luxury and add a detoxifying element, use a VOYA’s Lazy Days in your bath at home and give your skin the most powerful bathing treatment you can possibly can experience on earth.
Seaweed baths enhance the skin in ways, for example:
– Improves the skins suppleness and elasticity
– It acts as an anti-aging agent
– It is rich in anti-cellulite properties
– It is a powerful detoxifier
– It cleanses, tones and moisturises the skin
– It can stimulate the renewal of damaged skin cells
– It has been used as an effective treatment for conditions like Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, and Acne
Finally, A Good Night Cream
Applying night cream just before bed means your skin will get the most benefit as this is the time where your bodies absorption of nutrients is at its peak. Here at VOYA we believe that night creams are under-rated. Used on the skin for 6-8
hours daily, they work wonders in maintaining and replenishing our skin while we dream. Radiant, young, well-nourished skin makes us look and feel great and this can be achieved by making a good night cream integral to our daily skincare regimen.
Within the midnight hours our bodies replenish, restore and nourish and the same can be said for a results driven night cream. We spend the day wearing make-up, battling dust, pollution and fighting against ever-changing weather conditions. These daily stresses and environmental factors can play havoc with our skin causing fine lines and wrinkles to appear, leaving our skin looking dull and tired.
VOYA’s Dream Crème
Dream Crème is certified organic by the Soil Association and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive. This product contains 83.6 % organic ingredients, including hand-harvested wild Irish seaweed with sunflower oil, almond and avocado oils, glycerine and shea butter and a wonderful combination of essential oils (including bergamot, ylang yland, lemongrass and lavender.)
The cream promises to give you the face of your dreams, replenishing and rejuvenating your skin in the sleeping hours, giving you a marvelous morning glow!