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Sleeping Beauty

November 26th, 2008


They calling it beauty sleep for a reason.

imageDoes your restless mind keep you from a good night's sleep?
Are holiday dinner parties making you turn in late at night?

Is the financial crisis giving you insomnia?

There's a new magic word in the beauty world and it isn't costly, doesn't involve a knife or injection- it's sleep.

Trouble Getting Shut-Eye
Lack of this nighttime wonder pays a toll on your looks, patience level, physical drive and stress control. MBB turned to Michael Breus, Ph.D., a sleep doctor expert, for some sound sleep advice. Dr. Breus recommends avoiding these TOP FIVE things before bedtime:
1. Caffeine within 6-8 hours
2. Alcohol within 3 hours
3. Emotional conversations in bed
4. Email or being on the internet within one hour of bed
5. Cell phones within one hour before bed

One of the best things to do," shares Dr.Breus, "if you cannot turn your mind off is this simple trick--- count backward from 300 by 3's. You can't think of anything else, and it is so boring, it will put you right to sleep!"

A Knockout Remedy
imageA hot bath before bed definitely helps relax the mind, body and soul. Dr. Breus explains,"It raises your core body temperature. When you get out the temp will fall back to normal and in many cases drop a bit below normal. The subsequent drop in core body temp is actually a signal to the brain to release Melatonin, the key that starts the engine for sleep." Bath & Body Works Sleep Warm Milk & Honey Luxe Bath Collection (Dr. Breus helped develop the line!) provides a foamy bath soak with a warm aroma scent to get you snuggling and cozy as you go from bath to bed. The line also offers massage oil, and a pillow mist that is bound to make it a struggle to stay awake!

Nocturnal Boosters
imageThe beauty industry is responding to the benefits of nighttime renewal and offer these products that will help you look amazing by the morning.

~Kerastase Noctogenist products repair dry, damaged hair overnight. "Similarly to the way we use a night cream for our skin", says Aurelie Demontoy, Kerastase Marketing Manager, "Noctogenist intensely nourishes our hair while we sleep!"
~Outline the lashes along the lid (even works on brows!) using Jan Marini's Eyelash Conditioner and the peptides will work their magic to promote enhancement.
~SlenderiZZZZe while you snooze with Bliss's Fatgirl Sleep encapsulated complex helps diminish dimples.
~Women swear that Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair eliminates that "I'm so tired" skin dullness.
~imageBare Escentuals RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment is the newest skin makeup-care treatment to wear to bed at night. Mineral-based, it is clinically-proven to deliver clearer, brighter skin while you sleep.


- Back.

To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong.