Getting enough shut-eye is one thing, but getting QUALITY zzzz’s is where the health benefits are really found. Having good sleep hygiene and supporting your system if you struggle to get a good night’s sleep will not only help you to feel your best but it will also do wonders for your skin. Your skin repairs, rejuvenates and regenerates while you sleep (they don’t call it ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing!) So here are our favourite ways to support optimum snoozing…
BENEFITS OF A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP...
- Relieves stress
- Improves immunity
- Boosts mood
- Supports optimum memory and concentration
- Helps keep hormones regulated
- Supports healthy skin by allowing the body to repair and rejuvenate
How to support quality shut-eye...
The Beauty Chef SLEEP Inner Beauty Powder
This powder works to promote quality sleep using Lemon Balm and Passionflower to relieve stress and nerves. Sour Cherry is also used for it’s high levels of melatonin which is the hormone that causes us to fall asleep. Simply blend a teaspoon with your favourite warm milk or water and drink one hour before you doze off.
Edible Beauty Tea No. 3 – Sleeping Beauty
Herbal tea is a great and easy addition to your evening ritual to support quality sleep. This herbal tea uses Passionflower to calm the nervous system, Chamomile to promote relaxation and Skullcaps to help relieve nervous tension and exhaustion.
Welle Co – Sleep Welle
This calming tea uses herbs such as Valerian (helps to improve sleep quality and the time taken to fall asleep), Skullcap (can help to reduce anxiety and nervousness), and Hops (can also aid anxiety and insomnia) to help with any troubles falling asleep. Simply sip before bed and let the herbs do their magic.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil promotes sleep, relieves anxiety and helps ease any tension - perfect for supporting restful sleep. Diffuse lavender essential oil the hour before you go to sleep, sprinkle a few drops on your pillow or even rub a few drops on the soles of your feet- the most absorbent part of your body. Be sure you’re using the highest grade, organic essential oils- we highly recommend DoTerra Oils.