RISE & SHINE!
I just woke up from THE BEST night of beauty sleep I’ve had in a LONG-ASS time. That’s right, no bad dreams, not groggy. I love to get up kind of feeling, just PURE ready for the day because you got a good night’s sleep.
Let me start by saying, that getting enough sleep is my NUMBER ONE beauty tip.
Lack of sleep will:
+ decrease proper & efficient brain functions
+ increase the appearance of dark circles
+ dehydrate your skin
+ worsen immune functions related to skin such as psoriasis and eczema
+ make you CRANKY AS SHIT!
Getting enough shut eye WILL:
+ increase the appearance of radiant skin
+ improve hair growth ( <– major PLUS!! )
+ REDUCE & reverse the signs of aging.
+ support proper & efficient brain functions
+ reduce inflammation ( AKA acne! )
+ IMPROVE immune system related skin issues.
There is the easy way to do things…& the hard way. I prefer the EASY way.
In order to get the sleep you need, make sure you have everything you need.
Essentials for getting enough beauty rest:
Research shows that the scent of lavender oil reduces anxiety and insomnia. I will either start diffusing it an hour or so before bed, OR just rub a little on your chest. It’s SO calming & will put you right to sleep.
INVEST in soft, cozy, never want to take off kind of pajamas. Put them on an hour or two before bed time. Get in the mood, dim the lights, & set yourself up for a comfortable, relaxed sleep.
I need the room PITCH BLACK in order to sleep. Did you know that light actually tells your body to release chemicals to keep you up. That goes for both technology light & light from the sun. So invest in a cute sleep mask so your body gets in serious sleepy mode & stays there the whole night. I love both this purple one & this pale pink one.
I’m sure you’ve heard that a bad pillow can wreak havoc on both you’re sleep cycle & your body. But did you know it can also take a REAL toll on your skin. Yep, switch your pillow to not only get a good night’s sleep but also support your skin. The Night Pillow is a total game changer, it won’t leech important moisture from your skin, AKA it won’t cause wrinkles, blemishes OR split ends. I have two.
I can’t recommend this stuff enough. If you’re having trouble with insomnia, or you’re not getting quality sleep, PLEASE try this stuff. It seriously KNOCKS me out. There are tons of magnesium & other vitamins that support restful sleep. I promise, you’ll notice a real difference right away!
I personally strive for EIGHT hours per night ( or more…LOL ).