While I do love using my serums and night creams, nothing beats a great night of sleep – especially if I elaborate a night-time ritual. The bedroom should be a haven of peace and quiet, a perfect little cocoon. Here are just a few accessories that could help you get your beauty sleep on.
1. Silk pillowcase
The luxurious silky texture softly caresses your skin and won’t leave any marks on your face when you wake up in the morning, unlike a cotton case, which causes more friction. In the long run, a silk pillowcase prevents early wrinkles and contributes in the smooth appearance of the skin. I can’t see myself going back to cotton pillowcases, this has been the best investment I’ve made beauty-wise, I really enjoy the soft texture, which is very pleasant. Bonus : what works for the face, applies for the hair too. We tend to move in our sleep, which disrupts hair follicles and leads to hair breakages. A silk pillowcase will buh-bye to crazy bed hair. You can find some really affordable silk pillowcases on Amazon.
2. Aromatherapy mist
There’s something immediately calming and comforting when you step into a fresh and fragranced room. Hence why aromatherapy mists are key to a great beauty sleep. Lotus Wei’s Inner Mist contains soothing and grounding elements such as lavender, vetiver, geranium and red hibiscus. The latter is also used to help reduce high blood pressure and tensions. It’s peace in a bottle so to say. You can spritz some Lotus Wei Inner Mist pretty much anywhere, be it the room, the sheets, or the pillows. All you have to do is cozying up with your blankets and let the mist work its magic. It will dissipate any feelings of anxiety and softly invite you to sleep. Ingredients: Essential oils of *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Coriandrum sativum (Coriander), *Juniperus communis (Juniper), *Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium), Pimenta dioica (Allspice), and *Vetiveria zizanioides (Vetiver) and hand-collected flower essences of Lupinus arcticus (Arctic Lupine), Chorisia speciosa (Silk Floss), Sophora secundiflora (Mountain Laurel), Hibiscus rosasinensis (Hibiscus), Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus) and gem essence of Emerald in pure water. *Cerified Organic.
3. Eye mask/pillow
I can’t help but associate the eye mask to Holly Golightly played by the iconic Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. An eye mask might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s one of the best ways to calm puffy and tired eyes. It provides a gentle accupressure, and blocks the light, which enables our eye vision to rest and subsequently soothe tensions and headaches. This eye pillow from Australian brand Urban Spa is made of silk and has a delicate Lavender scent as well for an added relaxing experience. Also very convenient when travelling.
4. Cold Humidifier
A humidifier contributes in keeping the skin’s elasticity and hydration. Infusing the air with the right amount of moisture helps fighting against dry skin and keeps congestion and stuffed nose at bay. If you don’t have a humidifier or can’t invest in one, keeping the window open at night is an alternative. Make sure that only a slight breezes comes through though as you don’t want to catch a cold. It’s sleeping beauty, not freezing beauty!
Now beauties, go get some well-deserved Zzz ☺