The Sleep Potion That Might Actually Work.

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Sleep and stress play an equally evil role when it comes to skin health.

The Beauty Chef: We all need sleep. As fundamental to good health and glowing skin as a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep helps us to feel good, look great and stay healthy. Yet with full, fast-paced lifestyles and increasing levels of stress, sleep is often one of the first things we sacrifice to extend our day – and one of the trickiest things to put right once our day-night body rhythm is imbalanced.

Australian population surveys have shown that up to 1/3 of the adult population regularly has difficulty either getting to sleep or staying asleep, and it’s an issue that can affect lives in detrimental ways. Add to the mix the disrupting effects of electromagnetic frequencies from mobile phones, computers and other gadgets and artificial light that affects our nervous system, hormones and circadian rhythm (your internal body clock) and it’s little wonder why such a high proportion of our population are deprived of quality sleep.

There is truth behind the term ‘beauty sleep’. This is because when you sleep, your body is hard at work creating growth hormones which play an important role in cell regeneration and repair, and maintenance of good health (including melatonin and human growth hormone). Antioxidant activities are also increased, which help to repair oxidative damage to the skin created by environmental toxins like pollution and sun exposure. Oxidative damage is a key driver in the degradation of collagen and elastin, the proteins that make our skin firm, plump and radiant. Therefore, a lack of sleep can reduce your body’s production of important health giving hormones as well as antioxidant activity, contributing to premature ageing of the skin and body. Not getting enough sleep can negatively impact, your immune system, hormones, contribute to weight gain and skin problems.

You've created a beauty supplement to combat bad sleep. Spill?

The Beauty Chef: Rather than turning to sleeping pills, there are things you can do to get your sleep back on track naturally which is why we created Sleep Inner Beauty Powdera delicious soothing drink which contains organic ingredients that helps with both sleep and skin health.  

The formula contains lemon balm and passionflower, which are traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a sedative to promote a restful night sleep, as well as a range of herbs and spices for a delicious and nourishing bedtime drink.

Blend one teaspoon with 200mls of warm (not boiling) nut, soy, rice or dairy milk and drink one hour before bed. In times of stress, have two drinks to increase benefits.

CLICK TO BUY: Sleep Inner Beauty Powder, $49.95

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