We caught up with This Works, who are undoubtedly the world's greatest sleep experts, to discover why sleep matters for your skin and health. Here, the brand give us the lowdown on all things sleep related...
Choose Sleep…Your Skin Will Thank You
We all know the feeling of looking in the mirror and seeing the effects of a bad night’s sleep…a drawn complexion, under eye bags, puffiness, red and dehydrated skin…and that’s just on the surface.
The truth is that sleep is one of the beauty industries best kept secrets, a truth that This Works has pioneered since 2003, and one we continue to champion today, placing sleep as the first step in any skincare routine.
Why Sleep Matters
Our passion for sleep stems from an understanding that sleep quality affects skin at a cellular level. Disrupt this and it has a knock-on effect on how skin looks! Out goes a smooth clear glow and in comes a fatigued complexion.
The scientific reason for this is that sleep and skin health are controlled by the skin’s circadian rhythms (or body clock), and as you lie asleep your skin is at its busiest, repairing and renewing, when these processes can happen without interruption.
However, none of us live in an ideal world and when our sleep patterns change, through late nights or restlessness, the body clock is knocked off kilter, compromising our skin’s ability to renew and repair and so it begins to age more quickly.
So, beauty sleep really isn’t just an old wives’ tale. Thanks to a whole series of pre-programmed mechanisms, sleep is the skin’s own powerful beauty treatment.
Our approach is to help you maximise sleep for your skin and health by helping you sleep smarter by following good sleep hygiene and maximising your sleep with an arsenal of proven, slumber-inducing botanical blends. Plus, because we’re on a mission to help you achieve beautiful skin, we want to equip you with skin solutions packed with ingredients proven to support skin repair and detoxification at night, so you wake up with the glow of a good night’s sleep no matter how much you’ve actually had.