August 16, 2015
Let’s talk about skincare that performs miracles* while you sleep.
Why is it that night is a good time to use a powerful skincare product? When you’re sleeping
your skin has time to repair. It’s not having to use all it’s energy to fight off factors of daily
life (technical term: free radicals = stress, smoke, pollution). Just like you’re giving your mind
and body a rest whilst sleeping, you skin also relaxes and looks after itself – it’s called beauty
sleep for a reason!
I love using serums and creams that pack a punch so that I know when I wake up my skin will
have gotten the most out of the past eight six hours.
Different products tackle different problems. The Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense
Intense Concentrate boosts skin plumpness, Lancome Renergie Multi Lift firms and lifts
(duh) the skin overnight, while Hydr8 Night from Medik8 provides a whollop of hydration
for tired or stressed skin and aids in skin texture renewal. The last one I’ve been using at night
is the newest launch from Indeed Labs which is called Fillume. It’s dubbed as a volumising
cream (a term normally reserved for hair) but it basically just means it uses clinically
proven ingredients to help with volume loss in the face, something that can be really ageing.
I like to use this one in the day, too.
Other tips to make the most of/get a good night’s sleep are lavender spray on pillow (my all
time favourite is from This Works), a glass of water by your bed, a refreshing face mist on
your bedside table (this helps make me feel fresh and awake in the morning), a good book to
let your mind unwind and no phones (I’m awful at this!) for an hour before bedtime.