Week 2 of our healthy habits guide and this week we’re talking about the importance and benefit of maximising sleep.

Healthy Habit 2 – Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night

The second of our healthy habits (and our personal favourite), we recommend maximising sleep in both length and quality. Too little sleep makes you look and feel tired. One of the first places lack of sleep shows up is on your face, with dark circles, bags under the eyes and sagging skin.

Wind down and switch off

To give yourself the best chance of getting to sleep quickly avoid tea and coffee after lunch and turn off electronic devices at bedtime, or leave them out of the bedroom altogether. Try and see where you can make changes in your routine to allow you more time snoozing. Prepare your outfit, pack your bag, and make lunch the night before to save time in the morning.

Maximising Sleep

Research has shown that most adults function best with 8-9 hours sleep each night. By reducing caffeine during the day (with none in the evening), avoiding eating at least 2 hours before bedtime, and establishing a routine that includes going to bed at the same time each night, you can increase the length and the quality of the sleep you get.

Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of sleep when it comes to repairing skin damage. Sleep is the best natural cure for many skin problems. Plus it is cheap, effective and very simple to use. So why not give it a try? Don’t forget to book yourself a course of SkinBase facials to get the most out of your new healthy habits for glowing clear skin. For more information about the skin issues SkinBase facials can help to treat, take a look here.

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