We know sleep is important – it’s not rocket science.

But getting a full eight hours at night doesn’t just keeps our bodies and brains healthy, it also has a direct effect on our skin too.

Listen up, here’s how it works: While we sleep, our cells go into overdrive helping to repair the damage incurred during the day (from bad stuff like pollution, air conditioning and free radicals). Our blood vessels dilate, allowing an increased flow of good stuff like nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which helps stimulate the removal of toxic cellular products.

So before you go to bed, it’s the perfect time to feed your skin cells the stuff they need to heal. You can pump ’em with antioxidants to fight UV and free-radical damage, moisturise for improved barrier function and less flakes and regulate oil production to banish blemishes. At the very least (on those nights when you’re not in bed until the wee hours), you can wash off the day’s grime to create a clean slate.

To send you off to sleep easier, you need to be relaxed and Moon Juice Goodnight Dust helps you say goodnight to nerves, uneasy thoughts and having a topsy-turvy fight with the duvet (you know the one…). As a natural nightcap, it tranquilises blood flow, promotes natural melatonin release and even stabilises rapid eye movement. As you sleep soundly, your pancreas and liver are gently led to a nocturnal detox, helping you to wake up feeling refreshed.

To use, simply add one teaspoon to 200mls of any hot or cold liquid. We recommend making a Goodnight Dust chocolate milk. Mix 1 teaspoon of Goodnight Dust with 200mls of almond milk, 1 tablespoon of raw cacao and 1 teaspoon of honey. Sounds like a dream, right? It isn’t but it will help you have plenty of them.

Once you’re tucked in and ready for some shuteye, massage Caolion Goodnight Sleeping Pack onto your skin. Refreshing and lightweight (sometimes heavy oils and rich creams can be too much every night), it plumps and energises skin as you sleep. Apply a generous layer before bed, then rinse with water in the morning. Use it up to three times a week to turn dull skin into a radiant, even complexion.

Now that’s something worth dreaming about.

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[L to R]: Moon Juice Goodnight Dust & Caolion Goodnight Sleeping Pack (both available from Urban Outfitters)


Chiara Mallamo

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