Sleep: we all love it, we all know how essential it is but getting deep, restful sleep every night can be difficult for all of us. Daily stresses, strains and an increasingly non-stop lifestyle can mean we’re sacrificing the rest we need - but luckily, there are ways we can set ourselves up for optimum sleep. We enlisted the help of Australian natural skin care brandJurlique to come up with our three essentials for a good night’s sleep.
Pamper with a face mask
A nourishing skin care routine is the perfect place to start for a great night’s sleep. Not only are you washing away the day and refreshing your skin, but the ritual itself can be a soothing one. Applying a face mask is a great ‘self-care’ routine once or twice a week, thanks to having to leave it on for a good 10 minutes before removing with warm, damp cotton pads. We love theJurlique Intense Recovery Mask – it revitalises tired and stressed skin and (bonus point), softens the visible signs of ageing.
Create a cool, comfortable sleeping environment
The last thing you want is to be too hot when you’re trying to sleep. Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet and choose pyjamas that are comfortable and breathable. Enter: Papinelle’s natural fabrics. Ourpure silk pyjamas not only feel luxe on the skin but they’re naturally breathable and hypoallergenic, which makes them perfect to wear year-round. Plus, they reduce the risk of irritation, meaning they’re great for sensitive skin (pro tip: silk’s a highly absorbent material, so wash your silk sleepwear regularly – if you look after them properly, they can last a lifetime!)
Embrace essential oils
Essential oils help in calming the mind and can be used in baths or diffusers to make the ideal sleep environment. TheJurlique Hydrating Lavender Mist has become part of our nightly ritual – the calming scent of lavender creates a real sense of serenity, leaving the skin hydrated and the mind relaxed.