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..