The Secret to Getting Your Beauty Sleep

We all know how vital getting a good night’s sleep is for overall health and well-being. But what happens to our skin when we get much-needed shuteye?

Just like the rest of our body, each night when we get our beauty sleep, our skin undergoes a series of processes to repair, strengthen and energise itself. As we sleep our skin’s cell production speeds up, metabolic waste is shed and damage is repaired. Because nighttime plays a crucial role in keeping our complexion healthy and radiant, it’s important to make sure that your nightly skincare routine is providing your skin with what it needs to rejuvenate overnight.

While there are a plethora of creams and serums promising to erase the signs of ageing as we sleep, natural beauty house Dr. Hauschka takes a unique approach to nighttime skincare. Environmental aggressors, such as UV rays, wind and pollution, are only an issue during the day which is why Dr. Hauschka believes in keeping the skin free from oils and moisturisers so the natural repair process can do its job properly. While your skin needs protection and nourishment from a thorough skincare routine during the day, Dr. Hauschka believes that at night our skin needs something different to support the natural process.

Dr. Hauschka’s gentle nightly routine involves three steps: a gentle cleansing, toning to stimulate the skin followed by Dr. Hauschka Night Serum. Rather than weigh skin down, the lightweight, oil-free serum assists with the renewal process while you sleep. Formulated with powerful botanicals including rose apple blossom and fruit extracts, the Night Serum enhances moisture levels and boosts the skin’s natural activity, while vitamins A and C help to regenerate and repair so you wake with a smooth, radiant complexion.

Find out more about Dr. Hauschka Night Serum here. 


Red Alert: Seven Beauty Buys You Need Now

As the temperature plummets turn to your beauty cabinet to warm things up. Serious skincare, a spellbinding scent and a pop of the fiercest shade on lips and nails are all you need to beat the winter blues.

Clockwise (from far left): L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Serum ($51.99); Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Radiant Energy Lotion Intense Moist ($82); Bulgari Splendida Magnolia Sensual (50ml EDP, $172); Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro ($35, from Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica); Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Puissant ($49); NARS Precision Lip Liner in Mariachi ($38, from Mecca Cosmetica); Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Bar Red ($46).