Fact or myth? The truth about Beauty Sleep and its benefits for skin

Posted on January 3, 2021 inBeauty

Ever wondered if you can sleep your way to healthier, brighter skin? The answer is yes! Sleep is the elixir of life, so it’s no surprise it plays an important role in your beauty routine. As the body recovers and repairs itself through sleep, it’s vital to keeping you looking youthful. Your choice of skincare can also help optimise these natural benefits and further boost your beauty sleep! First up, your complexion… 

Benefits of sleep on your complexion

1. More Sleep, Fewer Wrinkles

Skin produces new collagen when you sleep, which prevents it drooping. More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle. Sleep also helps regulate hormones like melatonin, which protects the skin from photo damage (read: premature wrinkles and patchy skin) caused by UV and environmental pollution.

2. A Complexion that Glows 

Ever wondered why your complexion can look dull, ashy, or even lifeless when you don’t get enough sleep? It’s due to poor circulation, a.k.a. your skin not getting enough oxygen. When you sleep your body boosts blood flow to the skin, which means you wake to a healthy glow.

3. Brighter, Less Puffy Eyes

The eyes are the windows to your soul and also one of the first places any signs of insufficient sleep show up. If you suffer from dark circles or puffy eyes, chances are you’ve been cheating yourself of sleep.

4. Your skincare works better 

Skincare is better absorbed at night when the body is warmer and skin is more permeable. This is better for products applied and is one of the reasons we believe your night-time routine to be the most important. 

5. It boosts your inner glow and attractiveness to others 

True beauty begins with a glow from within! Happiness is infectious and research shows sleep-deprived people are more likely to be perceived as more fatigued, less attractive, and even less healthy than when they’re rested.

Boost your beauty sleep with smart skincare choices 

Not only can sleep help your skin reach its healthiest, choosing the right skincare can also play an important role too. That’s our approach at LBB, where high performing natural ingredients work in harmony to support and supercharge natural renewal. Here are some of the ways our multi-tasking heroes help your beauty sleep work harder and smarter for you!

  • Reach for a hydrating overnight moisturiser with retinol and hyaluronic acid 

Kahai seed oil, found in our award-winning moisturising balm A-Game, boasts a rich source of natural retinol (a form of Vitamin A). This helps boost collagen and encourages cell renewal. Hydrating hyaluronic acid and ceramides also counteract moisture lost to evaporation overnight, keeping skin plump, healthy, and youthful-looking.

  • Pay attention to the eyes 

A-Game is an uber-versatile balm that can be used as part of your daily am/pm moisturising routine. Use it on face, lips and especially around your eyes where skin is thinner and needs that extra TLC. Remember to be gentle around eyes – apply it around your orbital bone, starting from the inner corner of your eye, working your way out.

  • We have you covered even on tired, long and busy days 

Clean skin is the foundation of healthy skin that can take on the benefits of the natural recovery sleep brings. Our Take Off – Touch Down XL Face & Body cloth is a speed cleansing solution that includes skin renewing salicylic acid, and a host of other skin-nourishing ingredients for a deep cleanse even on the most time-poor of days. 

  • Get in the mood for sleep with Flight Mode 

Getting your ideal 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night doesn’t come easy to everyone. According to the Sleep Council, almost three-quarters of Brits don’t get enough sleep. Relaxation exercises like yoga and meditation help promote better sleep. Flight Mode, our calming roll-on, helps you unlock the benefits of soothing aromatherapy to optimise your beauty sleep. Brimming with sleep-promoting essential oils like patchouli, cedarwood, and nature’s own sleep-aid lavender, it’s a must for anyone who needs that extra skin-renewing zzz’s. 


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