At Slow Ageing Essentials, we believe plentiful, good quality sleep is the key to wellbeing. This precious, peaceful time can help protect mental as well as physical health, helping you to live a longer, more active life. It is truly the most important part of your day.
Why is sleep so important?
There are so many ways that sleep plays a vital role in our health. Your immune system relies on sleep to work efficiently, while bountiful sleep helps improve memory, learning and stamina as well as reducing stress. This overnight downtime gives time for cells throughout our bodies to repair and regenerate including our skin cells, meaning any products we apply before sleep are more effective. It’s called beauty sleep for a very good reason!
Our Slow Ageing sleep tips
Aim to go to bed at the same time
The circadian rhythm is your internal 24 hour clock. It tends to coincide with the natural cycle of daytime and nighttime hours and works best when you have a regular sleep pattern. Aim to go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, even at the weekends. The first part of your sleep is the most restorative so try to get to bed before 10.30pm. There will always be times when a late night is inevitable but try to avoid them as much as possible.
Adopt a relaxing bedtime routine
Doing the same things at the same time each night can help settle your mind and prepare it for rest. Enjoying a warm bath can help signal to your body and mind that it’s time to start winding down. Lavender essence has been used for centuries for relaxation - try sprinkling a few drops onto your pillow where it can work directly on your olfactory senses to soothe your mind. Chamomile tea is renowned for helping to induce relaxation, so take a cup up to bed with you, along with a glass of water.
Harnessing the power of essential oils
The pure essential oils in our products work in synergy with overnight cellular renewal. The chamomile flower oil in our Facial Essence and Essential Face Balm soothes the skin, calms the mind and relaxes the body. While sweet and citrusy neroli essential oil in the balm boosts circulation and uplifts the senses. Incorporating these Slow Ageing Essentials products into your bedtime routine you can help you to tune out a busy mind.
Luxuriate in self-massage
The most enjoyable and effective way to apply Slow Ageing Essentials is with our Skin’ergy self-massage. Working on the facial meridians, this easy pressure point massage unblocks trapped energy pathways for a renewed sense of wellbeing. It also helps rejuvenate facial muscles and increase skin vitality.
Leave technology out of the bedroom
Your bedroom is a place to retreat and restore meaning technology, from televisions to mobiles and laptops, doesn’t really belong there. As well as being a distraction that prevents you from mentally switching off, the blue light emitted by devices can affect the production of melatonin. We need this hormone to encourage sleep and when it’s disrupted, it can alter our natural body clock. If you can, leave devices out of the bedroom. If you use your mobile as an alarm, try switching it to airplane mode. Or, even better, get a travel alarm. They are inexpensive and won’t affect your natural sleep pattern.