Are you ready for a good night's sleep? We all know that getting enough sleep is important for our health and wellbeing. Not only does it help us feel refreshed and energised, but it also plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. While we sleep, our body goes into repair mode, and this includes repairing and rejuvenating our skin.
If you're someone who struggles to drift off, don't worry - you're not alone. Many of us find it difficult to switch off at night, but there are some simple steps that can help us wind down and prepare for a restful slumber, using SBC Skincare’s new Night Rituals range.
The Benefits of a Bath Soak for Better Sleep
One of our favourite ways to unwind before bed is to take a nice, warm bath. A bath around 90 minutes before bed can help to relax all the main muscle groups in your body, helping to lower blood pressure and ease tension to help you nod off. Plus, the fall of your body temperature once you are out of the bath releases melatonin, which regulates all your body’s rhythms, including sleep.
SBC’s Night Rituals Sleep Soak is infused with the ultimate sleepy blend; lavender, vetiver, valerian, and clary sage - extracts known for their calming properties, plus magnesium to relax the body and a fragrance proven to help you sleep.
So, light some candles, put some calming background music on to create a sanctuary in your own home.
Soothe your Skin (& Mind) with Sleepy Body Care
Once you've finished your bath, it's time to pamper your skin. We recommend using products that contain a similar blend of calming extracts as your bath soak to enhance the benefits. The sleepy blend of Lavender, Vetiver, Magnesium, Clary Sage and Vetiver can also be found in the Night Rituals Sleep Serum and Sleep Balm. With a touch of firming Silk Proteins to ensure skin feels soft, smooth, and supple.
Firstly, smooth over the Night Rituals Sleep Serum – this can be used on your face and body. The gel-cream texture effortlessly melts into your skin without leaving any residue, so you can fall straight into your bed, and drift off into a blissful slumber.
The Night Rituals Sleep Balm will help to continue the relaxation process, and the act of massaging the lotion into your skin can be quite meditative. Massage onto areas such as wrists, temples and neck, this multi-use product can also be applied to hands before bed and smoothed over dry patches.
The luxurious sleep-inducing fragrance of the Serum and Balm instantly soothes the senses and lingers on your skin, for the ultimate bedtime wind-down.
Sleep Soundly with a Calming Sleep Spray
Finally, to top it all off, you can use a sleep spray to help lull you into a peaceful slumber. SBCs Night Rituals Sleep Spray contains Lavender and Vetiver, as well as the beautiful sleep-inducing fragrance. Spritz it onto your pillow and bed linens before you settle down for the night. The fragrance will help to calm your mind and promote relaxation, which is exactly what we need to help us drift off.
The Science Behind the Night Rituals Range to Sleep:
Now, you might be wondering why we have selected these key extracts and this powerful fragrance for this range…
The development of our Night Rituals fragrance took 7 years of research measuring sleep quality. With over 40 studies conducted with more than 400 people. Want to know what it smells like? Ideal for those who fancy an alternative to the usual ‘lavender’ scent – it is a cosy, creamy fragrance which soothes the senses with notes of night blooming florals. A touch of fig and creamy tonka beans with warm amber, perfectly balance this relaxing fragrance.
The studies concluded that this luxurious sleep-enhancing fragrance can help you fall asleep, improve the quality of your sleep and help you sleep for longer.
- Lavender: reduces anxiety, improves sleep quality & promotes relaxation
- Vetiver: calms an overactive mind & promotes a sense of tranquility
- Clary Sage: helps with stress reduction and deep relaxation
- Magnesium: can help with sleep disorders & restless leg syndrome
- Valerian: sleep enhancing benefits, helps to ease anxiety & stress benefits
So, there you have it - a simple, relaxing bedtime routine that can help you wind down and prepare for a restful night's sleep. Of course, everyone is different, and what works for one person might not work for another. However, if you're someone who loves a good pamper before bed, then this routine might just be perfect for you.