It’s also important to know when to sleep. Your body is at its most regenerative between 11pm – 3am. So even if you’re a bit of a nocturnal creature, staying up late into the night and making up for it in the day, your skin is unable to regenerate at its optimal levels.
But I just can’t get to sleep early.
One thing to stop immediately is checking Instagram or Snapchat in bed. In fact, you should make it a point to cut out electronics at least half an hour before your bedtime. Your body naturally responds to sunlight to set sleep patterns, and the blue light from your gadgets disrupts this environmental cue.
Other common mistakes people tend to make is drinking caffeine and having too much sugar too close to bed time. Both ingredients give you energy, which is the last thing you need when trying to wind down. Cut out caffeine and sugar intake at least four to six hours before sleeping.
And if you still need a little extra something, create a relaxing environment by diffusing a lavender scent in your bedroom to help lull you to sleep.