Posted on January 29 2015
There’s a reason why it's called beauty sleep. Without sufficient sleep, your body makes more of the stress hormone cortisol—which can lead to increased stress and inflammation in the body, hurting your skin’s glow, elasticity, and moisture. Plus, without deep sleep, daily cellular breakdowns begin to accumulate instead of being reversed overnight. This results in more noticeable signs of aging (read: wrinkles!). The bottom line: It’s important to get in at least eight to ten hours of sleep per night—not just for skin that glows, but for overall health and wellness. Woo yourself to a better night’s sleep this evening with the help of these dreamy products.
Osmia Body Oil Night Apply this oil to clean, wet skin after an evening shower or bath and allow it to melt into the skin. The organic essential oils of lavender, chamomile, and wild atlas cedar, will not only deeply moisturized your skin, but they'll help you nod off soon after application.
Province Apothecary Sleep Well Therapeutic Roll On After a stressful day, apply this roll-on oil to your wrists, temples, and back of your neck to relax yourself into a peaceful sleep. Made with lavender, petit grain, and ylang ylang—all of which relieve tension and help to relax the mind and body.
Graydon Monsters Away Before Bed Spray Get your kids to nod off easily by misting their pillows, their sheets, stuffed animals and under the bed (it helps to scare those monsters away!) But don’t forget to spray your own bed linens—the soothing and aroma of pure lavender and sweet orange will help you get a more sound sleep, too.
Dr. Jacksons Herbal Relax Tea Before you turn in, sip some of this relaxing tea which uses natural ingredients with known calming properties: Passion flower, lemon balm, peppermint, valerian, orange rind, liquorice, and aniseed. The warming sensation of the tea will also help you deeply relax.
Blithe & Bonny Essential Oil Lavender Room Spray Nothing like straight up lavender to help you hit the sack. A few spritzes of this room spray will freshen any room—and encourage you to breathe easy.
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Night Cream Not only will this face cream help to restore your skin's natural radiance, but it since it’s blended with organic aloe vera, rose blossoms, and roman chamomile flowers, it will also help to relax and calm. Apply it before bed and wake up to a more beautiful, well-rested you.