Optimize your sleep to get the best anti aging results
You’ve probably invested good amount of time, money and effort into your skin care routine throughout your lifetime but are you aware that a crucial component of your skin and overall wellbeing comes completely free? And you do it every day? If you’re wondering what it is, it’s simply sleep. Getting a good night of shuteye can have multiple benefits for your skin such as making it look more youthful and allowing skin to repair itself from the stresses of the day.
How To Get The Best Sleep
Granted going to sleep in itself should be a fairly simple task, but in our hyper-connected, always-on world it can be hard to turn off and catch some zzzs from time to time. There are some simple ways to ensure you get the best night of sleep.
1. Stop Drinking Coffee By 5 PM
Are you a huge coffee lover? Caffeine is a stimulant and the later in the day that you consume it the more likely it is to interfere with your sleep pattern. If you struggle with sleep try to consume caffeine earlier in the day so that you aren’t wired in the evening and can’t go to bed.
2. Avoid Electronics
Electronic devices such as cell phones, televisions and tablets emit blue light which can overly stimulate our brain and interfere with melatonin production. This can inhibit your natural desire to go to sleep. Avoid all electronics an hour before bed so that you can fall asleep more easily.
3. Don’t Overeat Eat Or Drink Excessive Amounts Of Alcohol
If you consume a large meal before you go to bed your body will have to work hard into the night to digest it which may take a toll on your sleep quality. Also an alcoholic beverage (or several) can make you feel drowsy and fall asleep quickly however you sacrifice how deep you will sleep and are more likely to wake up during the night.
4. Cool Your Bedroom
Sleeping in a warm room will have you tossing and turning throughout the night. We tend to fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply in a cooler room. Open a window to let in fresh air or turn down your thermostat before you go to bed to optimize the temperature in the room.
Pre-Sleep Skin Care Routine
It’s not only important how much time you invest into your actual nightly slumber but also how you take care of your skin before you go to sleep.
Washing your face before you go to bed is a crucial step to waking up with beautiful looking skin. Whether you use a cleansing milk or a rinseable face wash, commit to cleansing your face every night to remove make up, dirt, sweat and oil. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub formulated with antioxidant peppermint helps to instantly energize skin for a healthy look. Additionally the jojoba beads deeply cleanse and polish to refine the appearance of your pores.
2. Moisturize With Antioxidants
Hydrating your skin after cleansing is key. Use a product that can brighten, even out your complexion and make it look radiant such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer. Formulated with Vitamin C and E, as well Pine Bark Essence, and gentle exfoliating lipo-hydroxyl acid (LHA), this products helpsto revitalize and smooth the appearance of your skin. An antioxidant-enriched moisturizer is a great way to refresh and also protect your skin. Another great product to use is Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream. It intensely hydrates overnight allowing you to wake up with rested, younger-looking skin.
3. Take Care Of Your Eyes
Waking up with fresh eyes from sleeping well and also reducing the appearance of fine lines in that area is key to looking well-rested. Make sure to pay attention to your eyes during your nightly routine as the skin around the eyes is very delicate and prone to look dry or dull. Use a cream or gel to make it look supple and hydrated. You will wake up looking fresh and ready to take on the day.