If you’re finding yourself trying to cover dark circles under your eyes or combat dull, tired-looking skin, now may be the time to rethink your sleep and skincare routines. Combining good sleep and good quality, natural skincare can provide amazing results for your skin -helping your skin to look younger naturally, with a brighter and healthier complexion.
Read on for our best tips for better sleep, including our night skincare routine for healthy-looking skin.
What does lack of sleep do to your skin?
You might be shocked to learn what lack of sleep does to your skin. It’s not just the quantity of our sleep that matters, it’s the quality too.
As you sleep, your body falls into a state of rest and repair, allowing for new skin cells to regenerate. So it makes sense that if you’re not getting enough shut-eye, this just isn’t happening - leaving your skin looking tired and dull.
You’ll see the signs staring straight back at you in the mirror when you haven’t caught enough zzz’s the night before. You might wake up with swollen eyes, darker under eye circles or dull-looking skin.
How can combining skincare and sleep improve your skin?
On days where you combine a restful night’s sleep with the right skincare routine, you’ll notice the difference!
As part of the rest and repair that happens while we sleep, blood flow increases and the skin rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure. Not only does this show in our skin the next day, but over time with combined sleep and clinically proven skincare, it will also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
The key is to complement a healthy sleep routine with 100% natural and certified organic skincare to ensure you are feeding your skin with skin-loving, nourishing ingredients.
How to improve your beauty sleep each night
Tip 1: Use clinically proven skincare
Skincare that’s made specifically for regeneration is going to be your first point of call. Let us introduce three of our natural skincare superheroes: Resveratrol, Maca Root & Caviar Lime. This powerful trio of natural ingredients can help transform your skin routine for the better; boosting skin regeneration, improving collagen production and neutralising pollution-induced free radicals during the night rejuvenation cycle.
We put our Resveratrol botanical skincare to the test over 28 days to see just how effective it really is, and the results are in!
**Based on independent dermatological testing over 28 days, unless specified.
- The Resveratrol Face Serum benefits really get to work once this potent potion has sunk into your skin. Women using the serum found that it increased hydration by over 30% and decreased wrinkles by 16.6%.
- Women who used the Resveratrol Eye Cream noted that it reduced the depth and volume of wrinkles by over 16% in only 28 days. And 97% claimed it lifted the eye area and brightened the skin.
- When tested, the Resveratrol Night Cream proved its power in improving skin elasticity. Women reported an overall noticeable improvement by 45% plus a 27% increase in hydration after just one week!
Tip 2: Prevent pillow wrinkles
Are you a side sleeper? Or a front sleeper? Either way, if you’re looking to improve your skin health, you might want to rethink the position you sleep in. Experts suggest that sleeping on your back is the best position for your skin, as it prevents your face from being squashed into the pillow for up to 8 hours a night. Investing in a vegan-friendly, silk or satin pillowcase that’s softer on your skin will help to prevent the appearance of premature wrinkles.
Tip 3: Wear your hair up
This one might seem surprising but because your hair naturally accrues oil and dirt throughout the day, it can rub off onto your face while you sleep causing breakouts and skin irritation. Using a cute silk scrunchie to tie your hair back while you sleep will help to protect your skin, keeping it clean and clear.
Tip 4: Wash your face and remove makeup each night
Number one rule of skincare - cleanse your face before bed. Throughout the day, your skin will have picked up all sorts of nasties from pollution, dirt, sweat and makeup. Cleanse your skin using the INIKA Micellar Water or Camellia Oil Cleanser to help remove all impurities before bed and allow your skin to breathe while you sleep. Gentle and effective, these cleansers contain powerful natural ingredients such as Camellia Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil and Saccharide Isomerate to deeply cleanse, hydrate and repair your skin.
At INIKA Organic, we only use 100% Natural, Vegan ingredients in all of our makeup and skincare products. Our belief is that pure, healthy ingredients are the key to better, more beautiful skin. For more tips on how to take care of your skin, head over to our blog, or shop our natural beauty products online today!