We all know how important it is to get a good sleep each night, but when it comes to getting all tucked up before a big event, you want to be certain you’ll wake looking and feeling your absolute best. So, if your Summer calendar contains weddings, garden parties or days at the races, you need to try these beautifying bedtime rituals – they’re so effective, you’ll want to indulge in them every evening.
1. Sleep on silk
The beauty of supremely smooth silk pillowcases (other than feeling fantastically soft against the skin) is that they cleverly cause less friction between your hair and the pillowcase itself, preventing any tangles or breakages and helping you wake up to tamed locks. What’s more, silk can even help your complexion retain moisture, so you’ll wake with plumper, more hydrated skin, too.
Like the sound of this? Try our Connaught Bed Linen, which is made with an exquisite silk-cotton blend.
2. Refresh your pillowcases
Each night, your pillowcase absorbs the natural oils from your face and hair. So, keep yours fresh by washing them once a week, a simple step that will prevent a build-up of bacteria playing havoc with your complexion. In between washes, simply flip your pillows over each morning.
Make changing the sheets feel like less of a chore by filling your linen cupboard with a collection of our beautiful pillowcases and bed linen.
3. Always cleanse your face
A simple but effective way to ensure you wake up to a flawless complexion, is to spend five minutes properly cleansing your face before bedtime. Even if you don’t wear make-up, dirt, oil and dead-skin cells can all build up throughout the day, dulling the appearance of skin over time, if left to build up overnight. Our new Super Balm is designed to deeply, yet gently, cleanse and dissolve all nasties (including mascara), while instantly boosting hydration and radiance, too. Simply massage into dry skin until the balm-like texture melts into an oil, then remove with a damp face cloth.
Did you know? Our quality cotton face cloths are a perfect partner to this cleanser because they’re super-soft and gentle.
4. Give yourself a mini facial
There’s a reason why celebrities swear by facials the day before awards ceremonies and premiers; they can help improve circulation, radiance and jawline definition, plus firm-up the cheeks and neck, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. To make your skin look fresh, plump and glowing come morning, simply massage a few drops of our Night Oil into cleansed skin (using upward, circular movements) and then turn off the lights. It really is that easy.
For best results, discover our step-by-step instructions to help you master the art of facial massage.
5. Don’t forget to treat your feet
There’s no doubt that, whatever your Summer event, you’ll be slipping your feet into a pair of sandals. So, get them in perfect condition the night before by exfoliating away any dry patches with our Spa Relax Super Glow Body Polish and hydrating them with our enriching Spa Relax Luxury Hand & Body Balm. For the most baby-soft results, slip on a pair of our super-soft cashmere socks after moisturising; they’ll help to lock-in the hydrating essential-oil blend.
To make your bedtime ablutions feel extra-indulgent, discover our complete Spa collection.
6. Prepare your hair
Tying your hair into a loose pony tail will keep its natural oils away from your skin, which can help to prevent breakouts forming overnight. An added bonus? It’s the best way to preserve your blow-dry, too; so that’s one less thing to squeeze into your morning.
7. Soothe your senses
Did you know the scent of lavender can help to lower the heart rate and blood pressure, which is why lavender scents make you feel relaxed? To ease yourself into a better night’s sleep, light our White Lavender Signature Candle and read in bed for half an hour. We also recommend placing our White Lavender Diffuser in your bedroom, so that the soothing scent can subtly fragrance your room and work its sleep-inducing magic on you through the night.
8. Store essentials on your bedside table
Keep your hands, face and lips super-soft and nourished every night by keeping essential hand creams, moisturisers and balms within easy reach. If they’re next to your bed, you’re much more likely to remember to use them regularly – think of it as one final ritual each day. We love displaying ours in our White Lacquer Trays – a perfect way to keep them neat and accessible.