I haven't had a good night's sleep in almost three years...yep, that's when I became pregnant. Three years ago. While it's been a looooong three years of a little boy who doesn't exactly like his sleep (maybe someday?), I wouldn't change one bit of it (well, maybe I would wish for a little more shut-eye...I prob get 5-7 hours?). In the meantime, I've found ways to help me cope. I've been using a sample of Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate (which is 90-percent organic), and loving every sleep-inducing second of it. Yep, that's right. I'm faking a good night's sleep, y'all.
It's chock full of all kinds of aromatherapy oils (sunflower, cypress, Clary sage, eek!) and let me tell you...these are so calming. I've learned to put a few pumps of the lotion-type ointment on my face about 30 minutes before bedtime...too early and I literally start to fade! Too late and I've found it doesn't work so well. I like to massage it onto my face in a slow, circular motion and it's really sorta meditative. No, really.
The daffodil extract in the formula works to help damaged skin rejuvenate and recover (ha, nice way of putting it, eh?). And the amino acids minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (which I can't attest to just yet because honestly I don't have many of these yet at 30...but I'm all about getting ahead of the game!). It's also been proven in clinical trials to increase moisture levels by up to 98 percent over 12 hours. Hey, if that's not enough convincing what is, right? With just three pumps before bedtime, it's one of those products sure to last awhile, too. Bonus.
[Photo Courtesy Neal's Yard]