Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Better Sleep Right This Way

Last week was National Sleep Awareness Week, but getting a good night's sleep is something we should think about every day! What’s better than a good night’s sleep? The benefits seem to be endless. Below some products and tips to help you have your best sleep ever.
Molton Brown’s Ylang-Ylang Body Wash is blended with yuan zhi extract and Madagascan ylang-ylang oil to help you re-balance after a long day and bring harmony to tired minds. Use this during your nightly wash to create a relaxed mindset getting you ready for a peaceful sleep. Find it at moltonbrown.com for $30.00.

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream does exactly what you’d expect: makes you feel renewed! You’ll awake feeling that your face has been restored to its natural smooth and firm texture!

Getting a good night’s sleep also depends on how you treat the inside of your body. Here are some tips suggested by Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, on how to get your healthiest sleep.

1.       Develop a routine: Sticking to a schedule will help you fall asleep faster.

2.       Detox your bedroom: Turn WiFi and other devices off at night. If you can’t, then create as much distance as possible from WiFi routers and turn WiFi devices to airplane mode. Crack the windows open to allow toxic fumes to escape.

3.       Avoid technology before bedtime: Turn off your TV or computer a few hours before sleeping as the blue light emitted from video displays can confuse your body clock and keep you awake.

My Thoughts 

I got to test out both of these fabulous products and I couldn't be happier with the results. The Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Body wash is made with natural essential oils and is a wonderful way to unwind after a long day. It creates a nice lather that leaves your skin soft, but it's the aroma of ylang ylang, known for its calming qualities, that really makes it a special bedtime treat.
 The  Burt Bees night cream is a little thicker than the day cream in this line, but it provides really intense moisturizing. The formula feels a little heavy at first, but right away, I felt my skin getting firmer. Using it all night helps you wake up to glowing skin that feels taunt. The dark circles under my eyes usually aren't as bad either. It has a great scent and comes in a cute little jar. 

The combination of all these two products provides results that you just can't argue with. Not only will you get a better night's sleep, you'll look better too!  I'm only been using them a few days, and already I've seen a difference in my skin. It looks firmer and more radiant, and the dark circles under my eyes are gone completely. Plus, the aroma of Ylang Ylang clings to my skin and helps me drift to sleep.  Look for both these terrific brands in retailers nationwide and give yourself the gift of a great night's sleep.