Sleep for your skin's sake (part 3)

woman starting to waken

So if sleep deprivation leads to poor collagen formation and dull, lined skin, what can be done?

Treatments should be the last resort!

It is crucial it is to get a good night’s sleep – aim for around eight hours per night.

We’re all busy, I know. It is easier to say “get more sleep”. than it is to do.

Here are a few ideas which might help:

  • Think about your sleeping patterns? Can they be improved?

  • Is your bedroom at suitable temperature? We sleep better when we’re cooler

  • Avoid spicy food in the evening

  • Also excessive activity before bedtime. Try to organise so you slow down as the evening goes on.

    • … but a gentle walk wouldn’t do any harm. If time allows, perhaps followed by a bath with a drop or two of essential oil. Traditionally, Lavender is recommended, but choose something you like, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile or Sandalwood all work equally well…after all you don’t want to be kept awake by an irritating smell.

More on #sleep for your #skin and to #feelgood tomorrow.

Do you have any tips for better sleep?