If you’re like a lot of people, you know the importance of sleep and how it affects your well-being. Sealy South Africa recently collaborated with beauty blogger, Lungi, who tells us all about her bedtime routine in her latest blog post. Click here to read Lungi’s blog post, and for the chance to win a Sealy mattress protector and two Sealy pillow protectors.
Your bedtime routine and your skin
Did you know that sticking to a good beauty bedtime routine is vital to maximising your skincare efforts? Our skin is hard at work regenerating cells at night when we sleep. You could take advantage of that fact by practising the right beauty bedtime routine so you’ll wake up to healthier and beautiful skin.
We’re all familiar with the story of Sleeping Beauty. The fact that sleep and beauty are intertwined is not just a fantasy. Studies show that sleep benefits our appearance in more ways than one. When we sleep, our body focuses on repairing and renewing our skin, thus providing that nourishment it needs that we can’t get during the daytime.
Below are two key beauty benefits of a good night’s sleep:
- Reduce wrinkles
Collagen prevents sagging and keeping your skin beautiful and smooth. Your night’s rest is essential because that’s when your skin produces more of this all-important protein.
- Look and feel fresh
Proper sleep doesn’t just make you feel fresh and ready to take on the world the next morning, it will make you look better, too! No more puffy eyes from your lack of zzz’s and your skin will take on a noticeable, healthy glow as well. You’ll be ready to take on the world while looking good doing it.
How to get into a proper bedtime beauty routine
- Make sure your sleeping arrangement are comfortable
There’s nothing like curling up in a nice warm bed after a long day. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right mattress that’s suitable for your comfort and personal preferences. A good mattress will offer all the support your body needs. It keeps your spine in the right alignment regardless of how you sleep.
Don’t forget a quality bed linen as well. You don’t want to toss and turn all night because your bed linen is causing you allergy issues and discomfort. Choosing the right fabric is also important to stay cool or warm so you can sleep soundly throughout the night. Sealy’s range of sheeting is made from 100% cotton percale, with a minimum 200 thread count.
Protect your mattress and pillow with a Sealy mattress protector and a Sealy pillow protector. Our mattress protectors and pillow protectors are fully elasticized and easy to fit – making this a convenient and inexpensive way to protect and prolong the life of your Sealy mattress and Sealy pillow.
- Go to sleep at the same time every night
As with everything in life, you have a better chance of doing something if you stick to a routine. Keeping the same bed time every night helps you to doze off more quickly.
- Apply your skin products before you go to bed
When we go to sleep, your skin tends to absorb the products you apply more smoothly. That’s why beauty products are more effective when used before going to bed, and you can see the results more clearly.
Use a product that is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants to lock moisture in your skin and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. This will help improve skin elasticity and protect it from damaging skin conditions.
Sleeping adequately and getting seven to nine hours of sleep every day will have a noticeable difference in the way you look. People will start to see that you look better and more vibrant in as little as two weeks. Make sure you keep that bedtime beauty routine, your body will thank you for it!