We take beauty sleep very seriously in the LiB office, which is why we’re delighted to have partnered with BALANCE to launch The Night-Time Edit – the ultimate pre-bed ritual. Sleep is an essential piece of housekeeping when it comes to keeping the mind, body and soul harmoniously happy. A good night’s rest provides the opportunity to process information, consolidate your memories and clear toxins from the brain. If you fall victim to a routine that hinders your sleep pattern, or struggle to drift off – or stay asleep – BALANCE’s Editor, Sophie, and our Editor, Jem, are sharing their top tips for getting a good night’s sleep. Let’s face it: waking up with a spring in your step starts the night before…
The Night-Time Edit in its entirety provides the perfect pre-slumber ritual to help you relax, drift off, and more importantly, stay asleep for as long as your body needs. Here are some of our favourites and why they’re essential for a good night’s sleep.
JURLIQUE LIMITED EDITION FRAGRANT ROSE HAND CREAM
Sophie says: Bringing yourself into a relaxed, winding-down state that feels luxurious and sacred is key to a better night’s sleep. Put this gorgeous Limited Edition Hand Cream on before bed and, better still, pop gloves on top to deliver intense hydration to hands over-night.
Jem says: I like to give myself a hand massage before bed using this hand cream; it smells divine and leaves my skin soft and supple. If you can find someone else to do it for you, even better!
NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES WILD ROSE BEAUTY BALM
Sophie says: This travel-size balm is a beauty must-have! Highly versatile, use it as a cleanser, moisturiser or leave-on overnight as an intensive treatment. With antioxidant-rich, organic wild rosehip oil, provitamin A (a source of beta-Carotene) and vitamin E, this pot of organic goodness will do wonders for your skin.
Jem says: I personally like to use this luxe balm as a cleanser as it melts away my makeup in an instant. The rich scent transports me back to the Neal’s Yard Remedies tranquil treatment rooms where I’ve previously been for a relaxing afternoon. This is just what’s needed before bed.
SPACEMASKS SELF-HEATING EYE MASK
Sophie says: Stressful day at work? Headache from staring at a screen all day? This award-winning mask designed to help tired eyes, heats up within minutes. Believe me, your head and eyes will thank you when you’re ready to doze off.
Jem says: Unfortunately, I’m a regular sufferer of eye strain (or what we used to call ‘square eyes’ back in the ‘00s). This makes Spacemasks one of my essential products when getting a good night’s sleep. It calms the mind and relieves eye pressure ready to unwind for bed.
DR BOTANICALS POMEGRANATE SUPERFOOD REGENERATING SLEEPING MASK
Sophie says: Wake up with visibly glowing skin after sleeping with this anti-oxidant rich, vegan mask. Light in texture, this plumps skin overnight.
Jem says: It’s become my Sunday night ritual to indulge in an overnight mask. The glowy results come morning can’t be beaten!
GLOV MAKEUP REMOVER ECO
Jem says: On those nights where I am too tired to even think about my skincare regime (it happens to the best of us) Glov is my saviour. You just add water to the mitt and voila, your face is sufficiently clean and your rid of the guilt you would have felt sleeping in a full face of makeup. Result!
Jem caught up with Sophie to talk all things sleep. What are her secrets?