Even though World Sleep Day isn't a 24-hour sleep marathon it’s still pretty great. It’s an annual event to celebrate sleep (who doesn’t love sleep?!) and highlight important issues related to not getting a proper good snooze. This year's theme is Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.
From sleep disorders and work stress to socialising and late-night scrolling, many of us have struggled to get those all-important Zzzs. The quality and quantity of our sleep are imperative for our mental, emotional and physical health. Sleep is a time for our minds and bodies to process, repair and replenish. It is also crucial for our skin health - there’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep.
A pre-bedtime routine is a great way to help yourself have the sweetest of dreams. Here are our top tips to ensure you’re relaxed and ready for cloud 9. Our fave part? The skincare routine, of course.
Celebrate sleep in the evening by starting to wind down an hour before bed. Start by lighting the Chai Latte Candle. With the comforting fragrance of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, you'll be sure to feel warm and cosy. The flicker of candlelight provides a soothing ambience and creates softness in your living space.
Next, massage the Cleansing Balm into your skin to dislodge the day's wares. Dampen your muslin cloth with warm water and wipe over the face to remove. Follow with the Fennel & Cardamon Chai Soap to deeply cleanse pores and leave skin beautifully refreshed. Spritz skin with your Face Toner with Mandarin + Chamomile to hydrate, refresh and protect as you sleep.
The most important step? Night Cream! The UpCircle Night Cream with Blueberry Extract is a gentle overnight moisturiser to repair and protect the skin. Formulated with replenishing niacinamide to even skin tone, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and rosehip oil to promote overnight skin regeneration, this will be your skin's best night sleep. Rich in Vitamin A, the cold-pressed extract protects against blue light and is a source of pro-retinol that works to minimise fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin is at its most regenerative while you sleep, allowing the active ingredients in your night cream to be absorbed fully and repair damaged cells.
Finish your routine by massaging the Face Serum with Coffee Oil into the skin. As this is oil-based, it works through occlusion creating a protective seal over the face to lock in all the goodness from your routine!
Once you’ve taken care of your skin, it’s time to take care of your mind and your body too. Enjoy a mini digital detox. Light pollution is a big problem as it interferes with melatonin production. Settle down with a good book or listen to your favourite tunes instead.
Practice mindful meditation – slow down and focus on the here and now by becoming aware of how you are feeling in the moment. Practice mindful meditation by breathing deeply and letting go of any tension or negativity to reap the rewards of a peaceful mind and improved sleep quality so you can face the new day feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
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