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Holistic bridal beauty prep part five 1

I am thrilled to have recently worked with beauty sleep expert and designer Natalija. She is the creative mind behind the stunning sleepwear label NATALIJA the label. While working as makeup artist on her latest campaign, we also got to talk beauty and she revealed some great tips and knowledge about sleep.

Why is sleep so important for our skin and overall wellbeing?
Sleeping Beauty was onto something! I recently read a study that showed for the first time that poor quality sleep can accelerate signs of skin ageing like wrinkles, age spots and inflammation. Lack of sleep can also weaken the skin’s ability to repair itself at night from a variety of environmental stresses such as sun exposure. And it may prevent adequate secretion of melatonin levels, which is a natural antioxidant that is important in helping regulate the internal body clock’s cycle of sleep.
What can women do to improve their sleep? Are any rituals that you would like to share?
It is important to continue a well-balanced routine into the night to ensure you have a great sleep and wake up feeling revitalised for the day ahead. Here are 3 simple solutions that take minimal effort but will help prepare your body and mind for a restful night’s sleep (and stay asleep!).

  1. Stick to routine – set a reasonable bedtime for yourself and make sleep a priority. Try to be in bed at the same time every night, this will reinforce your body’s sleep-wake cycle and can help you fall asleep better.
  2. Wind down before bed – spend about an hour unwinding with some relaxing activities at the end of your day. This could include reading a book, listening to soothing music, soaking in a warm bath or taking a shower.
  3. Sip a cup of Sleep Tea – Chamomile is a small white petal flower, reminiscent of a daisy. Commonly known as the sleep tea, it is usually dried and steeped into tea to help soothe and relax the body, and help to promote a healthy sleep cycle and overall wellbeing.

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