It’s that time of year again! The Holidays and the change of seasons can feel like an abrupt change to our normal routine. All too often, the Holiday Season wreaks havoc on our sleep and consequently on our skin. So, how do we make it to the end of the year with the glowy skin we crave?
Staying active even when you don’t really feel like it is one of the best ways to help you sleep better. Burning excess calories from heavy food, extra candy canes and alcohol from Holiday Parties will help you feel less like a Christmas pudding.
Getting active doesn’t need to be hardcore. Why not try a gentle yoga session to work out the kinks from sitting at the desk or being on your feet all day? Or, take a stroll and enjoy the festive cheer! Taking the time to enjoy how your body feels through movement is a great way to let go of any seasonal stress or tension.
Being active isn’t just about your body. When it comes to skincare, using the right combination of active ingredients can help your skin to look its best at any time of year.
Hyaluronic acid is an increasingly common active skincare ingredient. Found in serums, moisturizers and more, this active ingredient is great for locking in moisture. Hyaluronic acid is a great active ingredient to use day or night because it plays well with other actives and is suitable for most skin types.
For older skin, using a hyaluronic acid moisturizer or layering with a hyaluronic serum will boost your skin’s elasticity. Improving elasticity means reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re wondering, does hyaluronic acid help acne? The answer is yes!
Using a serum with active hydration will help to balance your moisture barrier. Improving the balance of the moisture barrier is especially important for acne prone skin. Too much moisture and your skin is likely to break out even more, too little and your skin will kick up sebum production to hydrate the skin.
How can you partner with hyaluronic acid Vitamin C? These two skincare actives work well together and are great for daytime skincare. Try the magic pairing for yourself with the Beauty Pillow Brightening Day Serum!
Vitamin C is more than just a powerful immune boosting tool. Vitamin C in skincare terms is a key active ingredient that works to nourish and protect the skin from the effects of environmental stressors.
Vitamin C in skincare can be either liposomal vitamin c or ascorbic acid. Liposomal vitamin c benefits for skin include improving the texture and tone of the skin, reducing the signs of aging and reducing dark spots on the skin.
When it comes to ascorbic acid vs liposomal vitamin c for skincare, both do the same thing for our skin. However, ascorbic acid is very difficult to produce and to maintain. It oxidizes quickly and is best stored in a dark glass container and kept at an even, cool temperature.
Liposomal Vitamin C, by contrast, is shelf stable and doesn’t oxidize. This means your skincare stays stable and active for longer. Beauty Pillow’s Day Brightening Serum harnesses the brightening power of liposomal Vitamin C, for active skincare day and night!
Panthenol is a great active to use in your skincare routine. It acts as a humectant, locking in moisture and helping to prevent trans-epidermal water loss. This emollient moisturizes and soothes the skin, protecting it against external stressors.
Panthenol in skincare is most often seen in moisturizers, but a panthenol serum is a great way to enhance your skin’s moisture barrier by layering treatments for day long moisture.
Panthenol’s hydrating powers make it a must have for seasonal changes like the windy cold winter months and post summer sunshine. Add panthenol to your skincare routine with Beauty Pillow’s Day Brightening Serum!
Bio Bifida is traditionally seen and appreciated in Korean Skincare circles. Asian skincare has long celebrated the use of active ferments in their skincare products. Bio Bifida is a key ingredient in soothing inflammation and redness and evening out skin tone and texture.
Bifida skincare is suitable for all ages and skin types. We recommend using the Beauty Pillow bifida serum at night, where it can penetrate the skin more effectively. The Beauty Pillow Rejuvenating Night Serum uses this powerful active to restore and replenish the skin while you sleep.
Arnica Extract is a great way to soothe and ease inflammation. Arnica extract skin benefits are widely known and appreciated for bumps and bruises - it’s gentle enough for use on young children and babies!
In skincare, arnica extract benefits include reducing the appearance of dark spots and sun damage.
Beauty Pillow’s Rejuvenating Night Serum partners soothing arnica with bio bifida and hyaluronic acid to restore and rejuvenate tired skin. Wake up to a fresher, smoother complexion with Beauty Pillow’s Serum Collection!
If your skin still feels tired and dull, it might be less about the active ingredients in your topical serums and more about the quality of your sleep. All too often at the end of the year our heads are buzzing with deadlines for work, school, shopping, travel, the list could go on and on!
It can be hard to get the sleep we need for our minds and bodies to work effectively and efficiently. Just as food and drink are fuel for our bodies, so is sleep.
Boosting your sleep by using the beauty pillow anti aging tool is a great way to elevate your sleep routine. But, if it’s less about the anti age pillow functionality and more about how you fall asleep, why not try the new lavender Pillow Mist spray?
Lavender aromatherapy oil is widely used to reduce stress and calm the mind. Upping your anti wrinkle pillow with the lavender mist pillow spray is sure to help you drift off for the sleep of your dreams!
Tossing and Turning
Even with the aromatherapy benefits of lavender, tossing and turning can be a natural part of our cyclical sleep patterns. If you find yourself moving more than usual why not sub out your standard pillowcase for a silk pillow case cover?
Silk pillow cases are the perfect pillow case for acne prone skin, all hair types and are proven to be the ultimate tool for wrinkle prevention! The benefits of silk pillowcases are all in the fibers. Mulberry Silk threads are strong and durable, yet soft and smooth enough for regular contact with your face and hair.
Silk pillowcase benefits go beyond the fibers. While yes, silk pillowcases' benefits include being wrinkle free pillow cases, the fibers are naturally hypoallergenic, antifungal and antimicrobial. This means less disturbances from nasty seasonal sniffles and coughs and less skin irritation when compared to cotton or synthetic covers.
Getting in Position
With all the movement in the night time, it can be hard to find the right position for your neck and spine. Using a tool like the Beauty Pillow will help to position your head in the head cradle and at the same time provide neck and cervical spine support.
For orthopedic support from the neck down, ladies might like to try sleeping with the Chest Pillow. This unique pillow for breast is the best thing for chest wrinkles while also providing support for the lower neck, chest and shoulders.
The chest wrinkle pillow is designed to sit comfortably between the breasts for overnight support. The cushion prevents excessive movement and prevents asymmetry from developing and extending into the shoulders and neck.
If you're looking into how to get rid of lines on neck and chest areas, this might be it! Add the Chest Pillow for nightly skincare and muscle support today!
Wake Up, Glam Up!
Sometimes, the end of the year can be a little too much. If you’re struggling to find the time to get real beauty sleep, our advice: fake it til you make it!
Sometimes the act of pretending you’re in a good mood with everything together can actually shift your mental outlook. Rise and shine each day by slipping into our Silk Satin Kimono Robe to enjoy your morning coffee.
The Silk Satin Kimono is available in Midnight Black or Pearl White and we’re sure will make your morning all the more glamorous and fun!
For more tips on glamming it up and enjoying real beauty sleep, shop the Beauty Pillow Collection!