Beauty Sleep & Beauty Tips for Glowing Skin
You've probably already noticed: during periods of fatigue, your complexion is duller, the skin lacks radiance, and the eye contour is marked.
That's because sleep plays an essential role in the health of your skin.
Claire Andréewitch, our founder, and a naturopath specialized in skin health, explains the link between skin & sleep and shares 3 essential steps to optimize your sleep and therefore, the beauty of your skin and your gaze.
Our skin, like all other organs in our body, sees its functioning evolve according to the time of the day.
This is what we call the skin's chronobiology: while during the day it is in "protection" mode, defending itself against all sorts of attacks (pollution, UV, free radicals, etc.), at night, it regenerates and sees the number of cellular multiplications reach its maximum. When we sleep, there is an increase in collagen synthesis and blood flow. This process is notably what helps to have a glowing complexion in the morning after a good night's sleep!
As you can understand, glowing skin starts with quality sleep.
Here are 3 key tips to optimize your sleep:
1/ Expose yourself to the right light
Blue light can disrupt our circadian rhythm (body's biological clock) by reducing the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Our electronic devices (phone, computer, TV, etc.) generate artificial light, at any time of the day, disrupting our internal day/night rhythm.
One of the key steps to optimize your sleep is therefore to avoid using these devices at least two hours before bedtime, in order not to block the proper secretion of melatonin.
Conversely, a way to naturally support our circadian rhythm is to go outside early in the morning or in the early evening when the light is soft, to naturally adjust our biological clock, and thus promote good sleep onset and restorative sleep.
2/ Avoid all sorts of stimulants
Working on the quality of your sleep is prepared throughout the day! To do this, do not consume stimulants such as caffeine, tea, or alcohol approaching bedtime. Ideally, consume them only in the morning, and stop around noon. Also, avoid late and/or heavy dinners that complicate digestion and thus disturb sleep.
Finally, reduce visual or auditory stimulants by putting your phone in airplane mode, and if you have auditory sensitivity, do not hesitate to use earplugs.
3/ Create a relaxing routine
This is an excellent way to send your body the message that it's time to switch to rest mode. Waking up and going to bed at roughly the same time every night and creating a nighttime routine not only reduces stress levels to maintain a regular hormonal cycle but also prepares your body for sleep. Meditate, take an Epsom salt bath (very detoxifying and relaxing for the muscles), stretch, massage your feet with a relaxing oil (for example, add 3-4 drops of fine lavender or Ylang-Ylang essential oil in a quality vegetable oil), or any other activity that brings you serenity. Thus, you prepare your body for sleep by calming the nervous system and cortisol level (stress and activity hormone).
Extra beauty tip: opt for a silk pillowcase
Silk has an anti-aging effect on the skin, notably by avoiding the repeated friction of the face on the pillow during the night. It is naturally anti-bacterial (thus promotes fewer impurities), and silk dehydrates the skin less than cotton (which tends to absorb our precious creams applied to the face). It's a simple trick to preserve the skin in the long term and keep it smoother and clearer. And a little extra that makes the difference, it's also optimal for the hair, which breaks less and becomes shinier night after night ;)
In addition to this essential lifestyle, offer the benefits of a good night's sleep to your eyes with our Reset Absolu eye contour care, and notably one of its star active ingredients, the "A good night sleep" I-Peptide
Share with us in the comments your favorite beauty sleep rituals!
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