26 September 2011

Sleeping Beauty..






Beauty sleep, there's more to it than just the saying, 8 hours worth is probably the most important part of your beauty regime. Overnight, skin strengthens, cells regenerate and replenish, and the body detoxifies, recharges and recovers. Here are a few of my favourite bedtime beauty tips to ensure you wake up feeling fresh:

♥ After removing the day's makeup, apply a rich night cream, bedtime is the best way to let products do their work and really soak into the skin. I like Liz Earle's Skin Repair Moisturiser,  it's non-greasy, nourishing and feels luxurious. You can see my skincare routine HERE


♥ I also like to apply a eye cream, my favourite is Origins Ginzing, it depuffs, protects and moisturises, so that you wake up feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed :-)


♥ In the Winter time especially, I enjoy applying an intense foot cream then covering up my feet with a pair of snuggly bed socks. Your feet control the temperature for the rest of your body, so making sure they are wraped up and warm, equals a blissful nights sleep.


♥ This goes for hands too, if you suffer from dry, cracked skin, apply a deep conditioning hand cream, then slip on a pair of cotton gloves. They'll be completely transformed in the morning, feeling soft, supple and smooth!


♥ An hour or so before I sleep, I love to light a candle, it gives the room a warmth, fills it with a heavenly scent and instantly relaxes you. My personal faves are by Yankee Candle, I love Clean Cotton and Water Garden. Don't forget to blow them out before you cosy up!


♥ Reading unwinds the mind, easing worries and stress, and so in turn, allows you to doze off peacefully. I love girly, easy reads such as Lauren Conrad's ''L.A Candy'' novels. Lindsey Kelk's ''I Heart..'' series are brilliant too, although very hard to put down!!


♥ Whilst reading, I like to sip on a hot cup of milk or cocoa (be sure to brush your teeth after!). Milky based drinks are perfect as the good old white stuff contains the amino acid L-tryptophan, which has been proven to help you sleep.


And on that note, I think it may be time for a cat nap..


Mr Snuggles!

Jessica
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7 comments

  1. Great post! I love Yankee Candles! Clean cotton is on of my favourites too! As well as Vanilla Cupcake, Christmas Cookies, Strawberry Buttercream, Country Lemonade and Bahama Breeze :) haha you can tell i love yankee candles far too much :) xx

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  2. Love this post!! Never thought about using an eye cream!! Will definately be taking these tips on board x

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  4. great post. i always do my hands and feet before bed it means they can get lots of moisture but i hate it in the day because my feet feel sticky lol :D

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  5. Great post! Loved the pictures too. I'm really tempted to try that Origins eye cream now!

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  7. The pictures are so pretty! I'm a big yankee candle fan too, most evenings I light some around the lounge and it's so peaceful. I definitely need to start reading before bed instead of going to sleep straight after watching TV as my brain takes a lot longer to unwind and relax xxx

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