Feel Good, Look Better: Sleep Well

Good quality sleep makes a huge difference to how we look and feel, but sometimes that is easier said that done...

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When it comes to sleeping well, there’s much more to it than just crawling into bed. There are a lot of factors that come into play. Even if you don’t physically wake up during the night, you may still be getting poor quality sleep which means that you don’t wake up feeing as refreshed and energised as you should do. Here are my top tips for a good routine and my recommendations for the best natural remedies and products to see you on your way to better sleep.

I passionately believe that the key to getting the best out of your body is to take care about what you put into it as well as just what products you use. There are lots of natural ingredients that you can use to aide sleep, such as lavender, chamomile and magnesium and in my book, Eat Beautiful, I have included tips and recipes so that you can easily include them in your diet and beauty routine. Try my home made Calming Lavender Mist or try my amazing and simple Kale Soup (Kale is packed with sleep boosting Magnesium).

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Sometimes, if you’ve had a bad night’s sleep already, then you need a quick fix to wake you up and make you look and feel good. Here are a few of my tips for that instant turnaround…

If You’ve Had a Bad Night

Ready For Bed

  1. Neals Yard Aromatherapy Blend Night

    Great to use for vaporising, this aromatherapy blend contains vetiver and lavender which helps the mind to switch off and supports the body in getting a relaxing nights sleep.

  2. Neom Tranquility Candle

    This Tranquility candle contains a blend of 19 different pure essential oils for maximum sedative effect, including Lavender, Jasmine and Basil.

  3. Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial

    This serum oil night time elixir lifts, firms, and perfects skin overnight while you sleep. Apply after your usual moisturiser before you hit the pillow.

  4. This Works Pillow Spray

    This Works’ signature Pillow Spray not only smells divine, it also contains Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile to help relax and soothe the body and mind whilst you sleep.

  5. Luna Sunday Riley Sleeping Night Oil

    Containing cold pressed avocado, chia, and Concord grape seed oils, Sunday Riley’s Night Oil absorbs quickly and boost the skins replenishing, radiance boosting function.

  6. Susanne Kaufmann Bath Oil for the Senses

    Susanne Kaufmann’s Bath Oil for the Senses is the perfect way to unwind before bed. Containing oils of the ylang-ylang tree, patchouli plant and lavender it is ideal for de-stressing.

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TOP TIP

Don’t take laptops, phones and tablets to bed with you as the bright light disturbs sleep patterns…invest in an alarm clock instead.

Try meditating before bed for a more restful night. Read my guide to meditation and check out the app I love here.