Although the right skincare products help to maintain a good complexion, good skin ultimately comes from good health and one of the most important factors in maintaining a good physical and mental health is sleep. Though it's extremely easy for us to crawl up under our duvets, sometimes actually shutting off from the world can be difficult, resulting in those frustrating nights where your'e panic counting the hours you have left before the alarm clock will ring. Not only can a busy brain affect your ability to get a full night's rest, but it can also mean your mind is elsewhere when with your partner, meaning intimacy takes a backseat. In preparation for National Sleep Day this Friday 13th March, we've put together some top tips and sleep-savers to help you clear your head, relax and catch those all important z's.
Disconnect with Technology with This Works' Love Sleep Collection
Reclaim the bedroom with This Works Love Sleep range specifically designed to help you reconnect with both yourself and your partner and ultimately get a better night's sleep. Experts in the field of sleep and well-being, they have created a series of products designed to enhance levels of relaxation and encourage intimacy to help us disconnect from the wifi and re-connect with ourselves.
The four products are all formulated using Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Frankincense to calm the senses and pave the way to intimacy, by clearing the mind and allowing you to be in the moment.
Spray this directly on to your pillows to create a serene environment for yourself and your partner that will last throughout the night.
Roll the Love Sleep Breathe in onto the pulse points on yours and your partners neck and wrists for a more direct way of disconnecting with the outside world.
If you're not planning on going straight to sleep, the this works Love Sleep Seduction Candle will help create a romantic atmosphere. The sensual aroma has shown to have a positive impact on the mood to promote intimacy.
Suitable for leaving on as you doze off, the Travel Diffuser Love Sleep Bedroom Blend releases the subtle scents throughout the night to keep you relaxed. The portable diffuser is ideal for travelling so that you can create your own little sanctuary no matter where you are.
It's important to wind down before bed time and not just go straight from the emails to the duvet. Relax both your mind and your muscles after a long day with the Westlab Sleep Bathing Salts. Add 2-3 handfuls of the salts to a warm bath for the perfect balance of pure Epsom, Lavender, Jasmine and Valerian proven to calm the mind.
Set the Scene
It's important to create a peaceful and comfortable environment to ensure that there are no distractions to potentially interrupt your all important shut eye. If you're someone who's sensitive to light disturbance, the Slip Silk Sleep Mask is the super soft way to block out brightness in your bedroom or on the go. We spend around a third of our lives sleeping, so it's definitely worth making that time as comfortable and beneficial as possible. The Slip Silk Pillowcase - Queen is the luxurious night time accessory fit for a Queen. The case is proved to help prevent the skin from ageing as it is super soft, and won't leave you with bed head, meaning you can fit in an extra few minutes of sleep in the morning.
Sleeping is the perfect time to let your beauty products work their magic whilst you are free from makeup and won't be exposed to harsh weather conditions or outside pollution. Set your skin up for a glowing tomorrow with the Erno Laszlo HydraTherapy Memory Sleep Mask. The formula replaces loss of moisture overnight and plumps and firms the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
If your skin is in need of an overnight rescue, the REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm is enriched with a blend of oils to moisturise deep into the skin whilst strengthening its natural barrier. The formula should be used alongside your usual night time regime so that you wake up with softer, calmer skin.
Let it shine
Whilst you turn down the brightness in the room, ramp up the shine in your hair overnight with the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) NightCap Overnight Perfector. The overnight mask is designed to condition and smooth the hair whilst you sleep to leave it feeling and looking softer and healthier the next day. Evenly smooth the Perfector into damp hair before going to bed and either wash out or style the next morning.