Despite our best efforts to keep a positive attitude, life right now can feel a little hard to handle. In light of Self-Care Awareness Month this September, Edible Beauty has unveiled a limited-edition Sleeping Beauty bundle set to encourage the most calming nighttime routine. Having partnered with the crystal enthusiasts behind CAWLIFE and enlisting the expertise of Olivia Arezzolo (Australia’s leading sleep expert), prepare to hit snooze and indulge in some pampering, all in the name of self-care.
Truth be told, beauty sleep is real, which is why Edible Beauty has enlisted the divine knowledge of Australia’s leading sleep expert, Olivia Arezzolo. Outlining why sleep plays such an important role in your skincare and self-care routine, Olivia’s insights are made all the more relevant with new research suggesting that 46% of Aussies have experienced insomnia during the pandemic1. Essentially a one way ticket to the fountain of youth, a good night’s rest boosts collagen production, leaves you with a brighter, clearer complexion, improves mood, increases productivity, and allows your immune system to thrive.
Carving out some additional ‘me time’ has never felt more crucial, with a well established skincare routine just one of the ways you can unwind, reset, and enter a near meditative state. Edible Beauty’s luxurious limited-edition bundle offers a helping hand to those who might need extra assistance washing the day away for a more restorative sleep. Your outer glow is a reflection of your inner health, body and mind, which is why Edible Beauty has combined the restoring properties of rose quartz crystal eye masks with that of their replenishing mousse face mask, to bring out your best self. A delicate pink clay formula, this mousse face mask is designed to purify, restore, and hydrate the skin, all while you sleep soundly.
“Sleep is vital for good skin health, with 70% of the human growth hormone (a catalyst for collagen production), produced in slow wave, deep sleep2. Your skin begins to appear a little lacklustre and lifeless when deprived of a good night’s rest, not to mention the effects on your mental health.
Individuals begin to feel anxious, wired, and unable to switch off when not enough sleep is had”, says Olivia Arezzolo, Australia’s leading sleep expert.
Olivia’s Top 5 Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep:
1. Block out the blue light.
Normal room light suppresses melatonin (the sleepy hormone), making it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep in well lit environments. Prior to bed, I encourage dim lighting to signify this switch in your brain, and wearing an eye mask to bed can help too.
2. Diffuse lavender.
Lavender is clinically proven to reduce anxiety, and in return improve sleep quality, so if you’re struggling to switch off find a room spray, linen spray, or essential oil to add to your nighttime routine.
3. Set a goodnight phone alarm.
A reminder to disconnect from your devices well ahead of going to bed, giving your mind adequate time to unwind and relax.
4. Take a shower and follow your skincare routine.
The drop in core body temperature when stepping out of the shower, induces melatonin production. Your skincare routine too, is a further chance to relax and give back to yourself after a long day.
5. Practice meditation.
An opportunity to disconnect, balance your thoughts, and calm the breath, meditation no matter the length is a great way to initiate your sleep cycle.
A lavish partnership for those looking to upskill in the self-care department, and take that nighttime routine to the next level, Edible Beauty have curated the perfect gift from you to you. Between the handmade crystal eye mask and sleeping beauty mousse, you can pretty well guarantee an extra level of zen and radiance once the sun rises.
“Crystals have been used for centuries to harmonize energy; Rose Quartz in particular is known as the crystal of love making due to its power to evoke feelings of self-love, self-care, and healing. By using the Rose Quartz crystal eye mask during sleep, you encourage the release of energies that no longer serve you, therefore allowing a very peaceful ‘beauty sleep’”, says Penny Tsiklas, Founder of CAWLIFE.
Sleep your way to a better, brighter, more beautiful self. Shop the limited-edition Edible Beauty Sleeping Beauty Bundle via their website starting September 1, RRP $139 (valued ast $201). Head to www.ediblebeautyaustralia.com to browse the entire range.
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