Beauty Products To Help You Sleep Better
I have always been a troubled sleeper, even when I was a child my mum swears she couldn’t get through a night without me waking up, and in turn, waking her up. It’s a wonder she still speaks to me! I’m still a bad sleeper, the smallest thing will keep me up at night; from a glass of wine in the evening to a little stress that day, anything that can disturb my sleep, will! However, I have found a few tips and tricks to help me get a better nights’ sleep, want to hear them?
This Works Limited Edition Sleep Plus Pillow Spray
This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray is probably my greatest sleep aid discovery! It’s from ASOS Beauty and just a few squirts on my pillow really helps me fall asleep. It is clinically proven to help aid sleep and I really do find it gets me to sleep faster and for longer. Another reason I love this product is because it feels so luxurious, like the scent really hugs you to sleep and no matter where you go or which hotel you stay in, it always feels like home when you go to bed. If you only buy one sleep aid product, this is the one! I have bought this for quite a few friends who also have issues sleeping and they have all come back to me a few weeks later and told me how effective it is.
This Works Deep Sleep Dream Cream
Again from This Works at ASOS Beauty, this Deep Sleep Dream Cream works wonders when combined with the pillow spray. Apply to your hands, feet, legs, chest, wherever you fancy. The scent clings to your skin and sheets and again, helps to relax my body and soul into deep sleep. Not only does this cream help to send me to sleep, but it’s also a really good moisturiser too!
Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil
During the colder months, it’s nice to warm up before bed with a long, hot bath, it really helps to relax me and make me feel cosy. If it’s a hot, stuffy, muggy day, I like to get a shower before bed which is slightly on the cooler side to leave me feeling clean and cool. Either way, one of my very favourite bath and shower products is Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil. When it reacts with water, it turns almost milky on the skin and in the bath, it’s very soft on the skin and really luxurious. All Aromatherapy Associates products are beautiful, but it’s their bath and shower oils which they are famous for. This Light Relax scent is super relaxing as it is a blend of ylang ylang, lavender and petitgrain. Just a capful is all you need and it really is blissful! My mums best friend also have issues sleeping and she loves to take baths, so I bought her a small Aromatherapy Associates gift box for christmas last year and this was the product she liked the most, she rarely sleeps more than a few hours each night, but this bath oil gave her a full nights sleep which is rare for her!
Neal’s Yard Remedies Foaming Bath Essence
Personally, I save the Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax bath & shower oil for weeks where my sleep is the most disturbed, the rest of the time, I like to use a slightly more affordable option. My favourite of which is Neal’s Yard Remedies Foaming Bath Essence. I love this product as it foams up nicely, it’s beautifully aromatic and super relaxing. It’s not quite as opulent as the AA, but it’s still super relaxing and soothing. A gorgeous blend of lavender, geranium and marjoram.
Jurlique Lavender Hand Cream
Jurlique have a collection of Lavender fragranced items which I adore; hand cream, body oil and facial mist. If you have never tried Jurlique Hand Creams, you really need to, they are the richest, most beautiful hand creams you will find, they literally leave your hands feeling velvety soft. Most of the time, I use the Jurlique Rose hand cream, but I always keep a tube of the lavender hand cream by my bed as the scent is super relaxing and lovely. This is my boyfriends favourite product and he often borrows this hand cream and comments on how lovely it is.
Jurlique Lavender Body Oil
This Jurlique Body Oil is packed full of lavender essence which is hydrating, balancing and relaxing. Personally, I like to use it after a bath or shower, generally on my legs and arms, it soaks in fast and in the morning my skin feels super soft and nourished, and of course, the scent of lavender is beautiful, relaxing and soothing. Some companies will use lavandin, rather than lavender in their products as they smell similar, but lavandin is much cheaper than lavender. Lavandin can actually be a stimulant, so be careful to use good quality products like Jurlique who are using beautiful lavender, as it is the pure form of lavender which will help to relax you and aid sleep. Lavandin can do the opposite.
Jurlique Lavender Mist
Post-cleanse, I love this Jurlique Lavender Mist; it’s hydrating and soothing on my skin and it gives a burst of relaxing lavender as part of my skin care routine. If I’m travelling and I have limited suitcase space, this mist works as both a face product as well as a pillow mist. In case you haven’t noticed, I like to cover myself and my pillow with lavender each night, there’s nothing quite like lavender when it comes to helping me sleep!
Finally, it’s hard (believe me, I know!) but a few hours before you are due to go to bed, try to limit the number of ‘screens’ you have on, I’m so guilt of having the TV on, laptop in front of me and phone in my hand. Not so good for the brain pre-bed, instead, try to keep phone use to a minimum before bed and instead light a candle, read a book, have a chat or listen to music. I have a giant list of candles I love (Neal’s Yard Remedies and Aromatherapy Associates and Neom Organics all make beautiful relaxing candles) but I’m currently really into Rewined Candles as I absolutely adore their upcycled wine bottle candle holder. This Rosé candle is filled with the scent of rose, white peach and pink peppercorn, it’s balancing, pretty and enjoyable. It’s not an aromatherapy candle, but it is relaxing and soothing and perfect for the a little evening relaxation!
Do you have issues sleeping? Let me know if you have any tips and tricks for getting a restful nights sleep!