While you sleep your body recovers its cells and does its general 'system updates and maintenance.' As the skin is your largest organ the term beauty sleep is even more relevant. It is important to promote a restful nights sleep to stop ageing in its tracks.  

 

Skip Indulgent Desserts before bed (sorry!)  


While that peanut butter chocolate cheesecake may be a great idea for your tastebuds, unfortunately it’s very likely to wreak havoc on your complexion. Indulging in too many desserts can cause glycation, which is the bonding of a sugar molecule to a protein in our cells. The result of glycation? Degraded collagen and elastin, loss of skin plumpness, increased fine lines and wrinkles and enlarged pores. So if you're reaching for a dessert opt for something lighter such as a fresh antioxidant packed fruit salad! 

 

Get your Rest


Just in case you need another excuse for some extra shut eye, adequate sleep could be a key player in maintaining your youthful complexion. A study carried out by the scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Centre found that too many late nights can cause premature ageing; "Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin ageing. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin's ability to recover after sun exposure,” said Dr Elma Baron, a scientist on the study.

 

Don't Sleep on Your Face


Everyone has a certain way they like to sleep, whether it’s on their side, back or front. But, if you’re go-to slumber position is on your tummy then you might want to rethink your shut-eye method. By sleeping with your face directly in the pillow you’re unknowingly creating friction on the skin, this repetitive nightly motion accelerates the breakdown of collagen which can result in premature ageing.

 

Cleanse Religiously


We all know removing toxins & excess makeup by cleansing your face every morning and night is the most basic of skin rules, and for good reason. Along with many other benefits, regular cleansing can stop premature ageing in it’s tracks. When you’re out and about your skin is exposed to toxins and damaging free radicals all day long and if these aren’t cleansed away at night then they can accelerate the ageing process and lead to age spots and wrinkles. 

 

Avoid Caked on Makeup


While a face full of makeup may help you look and feel groomed in the morning, it could actually be causing your skin to age quicker than it should be. Too much - and the wrong type of - make up can dry out your skin by removing it’s natural oils, causing premature wrinkles. Plus, constantly rubbing and pulling on the eye area - for example with eyeliner and eyeshadow - can damage the delicate skin and cause fine lines. An even bigger skin sin is to sleep white makeup on, never ever do this! 

Use a Night Cream

Our Dragon's Blood Ultra Plumping Night Cream to be exact! Wake up to a refreshed complexion with the powerful multi-action overnight cream to target the key signs of ageing while you sleep. Infused with the nourishing, moisturising and antioxidant properties of nature's Dragon's Blood Extract & Argan Oil to sooth tired-looking skin and the intense hydrating effects of Hyaluronic Acid, so you wake to a restored & rejuvenated complexion each morning. 

 

 


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