We all know that getting enough sleep is essential for our well-being, but as our lives get busier and more stressful, the quality and duration of our sleep decreases. Our body needs a restful night’s sleep to rest and repair itself after the strains of the day, and although you may be getting some well-deserved shut-eye, your body is actually speeding up some processes such as skin renewal.
A chronic lack of sleep will therefore start to have a detrimental effect on your skin: with insufficient time to renew and repair cells, you will find your complexion starting to become dull, while the fragile skin around your eyes can swell and darken. It can be hard to get back into a good bed time routine, but when you do you will amazed at the difference it makes to how you feel and look.
Make sure you maximise the beneficial effects of sleep by taking a close look at your night-time beauty routine, too. With such a lot going on in the skin while you sleep, the active ingredients in Dermalogica skincare products can give a welcome boost to the body’s own resources. It is essential to at least thoroughly cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin before your head hits the pillow, removing grime and make-up and giving a much-needed moisture hit before you go to sleep.