We may gain an extra hour in bed as the clocks go back this autumn, but cold dark mornings make it harder than ever to look and feel awake upon the sound of the dreaded alarm.
With so many passing fads, and weird and wonderful beauty trends (vampire facial anyone?), you might be surprised to hear that beauty sleep isn’t just a myth. Most of the body’s tissues show increased cell production and a slower breakdown of proteins during sleep. Since proteins are needed for cell growth and for repair, getting at least 7 hours sleep is essential for the skin, body, and mind.
MINTD Box founder Cheryl Botchway shares her top skincare tips for tired looking skin:
“Not only does autumn bring with it dark mornings, but the cold can really impact your skin, making it look and feel tired, dry and dull. Natural ingredients such as avocado, chia and grape seed oil are restorative and hydrating for the skin – helping to plump and brighten tired eyes. What’s more, essential oils are proven to reduce anxiety and stress after a long day, so using these just before you go to bed, may help you to get a more restful night’s sleep, which will in turn, benefit the skin”
MINTD Box has launched its own beauty sleep box – the ‘Sleep Beauty Edit’ this October, containing a range of beauty products to help you feel more relaxed at night, and look more awake in the mornings.
October’s ‘Sleep Beauty Edit’ box is available at www.mintdbox.com, from 1st October at £65 and contains products to the value of £166 including: