You’ve likely heard about the health benefits of proper sleep — more energy, less irritability and overall, just feeling better. We’ve already shared how certain foods can sabotage your sleep as well as some overnight beauty hacks. Now, we’re breaking down some sustainable tips for your best sleep ever.
These eco friendly elements will not only improve your restfulness, but help you live a cleaner, more sustainable life. Read on to discover all the planet-friendly ways to better your sleep, from clean, nourishing skincare to all-natural fabrics.
Let Your Eyes (And Your Blankets) Get Heavy
The first step to a good night’s sleep is a calm mind and body. To help take the stress of the day away, start by applying SKINLONGEVITY Green Tea Herbal Eye Masks, which instantly refresh and nourish your delicate eye area — even after hours of staring at a computer screen. Revitalizing Green Tea Extract energizes and Willow Herb Extract calms and hydrates, for a spa-like experience right at home. (Not so) hot tip: pop them in the fridge for a nice cooling sensation.
A weighted blanket is also a great tool for a restful night. This one from Bearaby is made from breathable GOTS-certified organic cotton and is 100% biodegradable. It claims to aid naturally deeper sleep cycles by stimulating the production melatonin, the hormone that helps you fall (and stay) asleep.
Enjoy Pillowy Softness
Bedtime should be a comforting experience, which is why we highly recommend adding these pillowy soft favorites into your routine. To reap the benefits of healthy skin while you sleep, press on SKINLONGEVITY Long Life Herb Night Treatment. Powered by mineral-rich superfood Long Life Herb, this pillow-soft formula is clinically shown to strengthen skin’s barrier to better resist damaging environmental aggressors, free radicals and stress.*
A soft, breathable pillow is also a key element for your beauty sleep. This bamboo memory foam one molds to your shape, making for the ultimate sleep experience. Because it is lighter and softer than traditional cotton, the bamboo helps to regulate your temperature (goodbye, night sweats) and keep you comfortable all night.
Cleanse Your Space
Removing your makeup before bed is extremely important for the health of your skin — and avoiding pesky mascara smears on your bedding. Formulated with sunflower oil and antioxidant-rich pomegranate, our SMOOTHNESS Hydrating Cleansing Oil works to remove makeup as well as nourish and hydrate your skin. It’s also a completely clean formula, free of unnecessary ingredients, including parabens, SLS, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, gluten and tree nuts.
The only thing better than clean skin? A clean, fresh (and eco friendly) comforter to slip into after a long day. Down comforters are unnecessary when you have a cloud-like vegan alternative, like this one from Buffy. You can rest easy knowing it’s made from 100% recycled fiber as well as eucalyptus for a cool and cozy night’s sleep.
Take Your Time
For many of us, going to sleep and waking up with our phones in hand has become habitual — especially as they tend to also serve as alarm clocks. However, this may be preventing us from getting a proper night’s rest. Not only can the harsh blue light of our screens keep us awake, but it has also been shown to damage our skin.
Instead, put your phone away and opt for a gentler wake-up method like this device from Hatch. Rather than being awoken by a jarring blare of an alarm, this clock wakes you up gradually and naturally by mimicking the light of a sunrise. It even functions as a white noise machine, so you can drift off to sleep to calming soundscapes of your choosing.
SKINLONGEVITY Long Life Herb Serum also makes a great addition to your routine, no matter what time of day. Our new and improved plant-powered formula works to dramatically improve key visible signs of aging, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving texture, tone and radiance. Use it morning and night — or whenever your skin needs a refresh.
*Based on clinical studies of 29 subjects.