“Beauty sleep” isn’t just a phrase coined by beauty influencers. When you go to sleep, your body (including your skin) repairs itself. Not only is a good night’s sleep great for healing and restoring your heart and blood vessels – sleep deficiency has been found to be linked to an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke – but it is also crucial in boosting your skin’s blood flow and enabling it to rebuild collagen while repairing damage from UV exposure, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
And it doesn’t help that Singapore has been named the most fatigued country by a study done by Sleepseeker, based on an array of factors, including the number of hours worked annually and average screen time daily.
So when the going gets tough and long hours of sleepless nights start creeping into our routine, we’ve found self-care products help calm our nerves and encourage our bodies to be more receptive of deep restful slumber. Start fostering a healthy sleeping routine with these must-haves, especially for those workaholics among us.
And if all else fails, incorporate a hardworking skincare product into your nighttime routine to fake a full 8-hour beauty sleep glow, even if you didn’t clock in the hours.