Reveal glowing skin by improving your quality of sleep. Put tired, dull skin to bed with these 5 tips for a deep sleep.
Sleep: The Source of Glowing Skin
In our 30s, we begin sleeping less soundly, and not getting enough sleep can affect the quality of our skin, which can lead to blemishes and dull skin. What can we do to ensure a deep sleep in order to turn tired, dull skin into a glowing skin? Tips from experts.
Caroline Levesque, aged 30, is a woman entrepreneur and the mother of three children. Her oldest, William, is three and a half, Juliette is 21 months, and Margaux, 7 months. “I try to balance work and family, which is why I decided to start a business, to give me more flexibility. However, this doesn’t mean that I’m working any less,” the younger mother says.
Her burgeoning career and shorter nights have a direct impact on her skin. “With three children, there is a high likelihood that one of them will wake up at night,” Caroline says. “In the past, I wouldn’t see the bags under my eyes so much, but in the past few years, they have become more noticeable. The wrinkles and fine lines are basically crow’s feet.”
Charles Morin, a sleep expert, claims there is a direct correlation between rest and glowing skin.
“We compared the skin of women with sleep problems with the skin of women who were getting deep sleep. A woman who is not getting enough sleep will appear older and less healthy,” he said.
To take care of her skin, Caroline takes some time each evening for her beauty ritual. “I have always cared about how I look, and even with three children, it’s important for me to have some time to myself, whether for my skin care routine or for physical activity. After my shower, I apply the Idéalia Night Peeling serum with a cotton pad to my face. It helps give me radiant skin and minimizes my pores. During the day, I use the Idéalia BB Cream. What I want more than anything is glowing skin!”
An Antioxidant Light Complex
To deal with the first signs of aging, namely, dull skin, large pores and fine lines, the Idéalia range contains a powerful antioxidant complex with blueberry polyphenol, an antioxidant nine times more powerful than grape oil, which prevents premature aging skin; fermented black tea, which smooths out fine lines, evens skin tone and restores glowing skin; and mineralizing thermal water, which contains 15 different minerals. This is a perfect synergy that corrects the first signs of aging by smoothing out fine lines, tightening pores and brightening the skin.
5 Secrets for Deep Sleep
Make Sleep A Priority
You need to set aside 7 to 8 hours a night for sleep. Just like diet and exercise, sleep is critical for physical and mental health. Good sleep increases concentration, strengthens your immune system, and is associated with increased life expectancy.
Put all Electronic Devices out of Reach
Remove all types of noise or environmental factors that could disrupt sleep. Examples include text message, e-mail and social media notifications. Deep sleep should not be disrupted by any type of electronic devices such as tablets, cell phones and computers.
Synchronize Your Biological Clock
Regardless of the number of hours of sleep, it is important to establish a routine to synchronize your biological clock. The best way of doing so is to get up at the same time each morning, regardless of when you go to sleep.
Get Into "Sleep Mode"
You need some time in the evening to unwind and relax. You can’t work all evening and then hope to immediately fall soundly asleep. You need to get into “sleep mode” by creating circumstances that are conducive to sleep. So one hour before you go to bed, stop trying to solve problems or plan your upcoming day; read, watch TV and relax.
Take Things in Stride
Although you need to make sleep a priority, don’t make a big deal out of the fact that you didn’t get good sleep for one or two nights. To get better quality sleep, you need to have the proper attitude. The worst thing you can do is try really hard to get to sleep! This would only create “performance anxiety,” which is something you want to avoid.