Beauty sleep tips

If that all sounds a bit familiar, and you want to kick your skin into repair mode here are some top tips.

Give your mind and body plenty of time to wind down and relax. Set a good hour aside before bed to prepare yourself for sleep. We all have different ways of relaxing, you might like to read a book, have a warm bath or even listen to some soothing music. Find out what works for you and set time aside each night for this.

Your bedroom should be a haven – an environment which will help you relax and forget the day. And it should definitely be technology free!  It is said that using electronics before sleep, like TV and laptops, can break the association we have between the bedroom and a place to sleep. So try to keep your bedroom quiet and free from these kinds of distractions.

Keep your bedroom cool. Research suggests that in high temperatures, it takes longer to fall asleep, and once you have drifted off, heat can actually disturb your sleep. So choose a lighter duvet or open a window. Keeping your room at a temperature between 18C and 24C will help you see improvements in your sleep.

If you find there are days when you don't sleep very well, try keeping a sleep diary to keep track of when you aren't sleeping and what was different about your day. For example, you might have had a bad day at work, or have had a cup of coffee in the evening. Once you find what's causing your lack of sleep, see if there is anything you can do to avoid these issues and you should have a better night's sleep.

If you can, try to make these few easy changes and we’re sure you’ll be waking up feeling refreshed and gorgeous in no time.

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