How Does Sleep Affect My Skin?

How Does Sleep Affect My Skin?

Our top 5 tips for an effective beauty sleep.

  1. Sufficient sleep is not only good for your body and mind but also for your skin. After a good night's rest, we tend to wake up the next morning feeling more positive and full of energy. Our skin glows as a result. On the other hand, a lack of sleep can also show in our appearance; a pale complexion, impurities, puffy eyes and dark circles around the eye area. As a general rule, we should aim for between six to nine hours sleep. Our beauty experts share their top three tips on how to improve your sleep and make the most of these hours of rest.
  2. Daytime environmental emissions, such as UV radiation, polluted air, and sweat, stresses our skin and doesn’t allow our largest organ to regenerate or repair itself. This rejuvenation has to happen during your night's sleep. Once your body reduces the stress level, the skin will start to regenerate. By establishing a diligent nightly skin care routine, you can support your skin's regeneration efforts effectively.
  3. Ease into relaxation. Letting the day end and easing into a relaxed state is easier said than done. Make a cup of tea with soothing herbs such as chamomile, lemon balm or lady’s mantle, and enjoy it without distraction from your smartphone or TV. Opt for a light dinner, favouring protein over carbohydrates. Foods which are rich in vitamin B6 (e.g. salmon, halibut or sweet potatoes) help the body to form the sleep hormone Melatonin. During the colder season, a relaxing bath helps to soothe and relax.
  4. Beauty routine. The basis for your successful beauty sleep is the cleansing of your skin. Did you know that your skin regenerates about three times faster at night than during the day? This is why anti-ageing products are particularly effective when you use them at night. Our beauty experts recommend a gentle cleansing routine with the Susanne Kaufmann Cleansing Milk or Cleansing Gel, a facial toner, and a nourishing night cream such as the Regeneration Cream Line A, Line T or Line F in combination with an eye cream specific to your skin type. Pamper your eye contours twice a week with a mask. Simply apply a thicker layer of eye cream and let it do the magic overnight.
  5. Your bedroom - an oasis of calm. A cool bedroom (18-21c) helps your beauty sleep in multiple ways. You fall asleep faster when your body temperature drops from a higher level. Our sleep mode causes the stress hormone cortisol to decrease significantly. Similarly the hormone Somatotropin is built, which initiates the regeneration process of our skin cells. While we sleep, our skin gets more oxygen allowing it to break down toxins faster. They will then leave our body through our lymphatic system. If you want to support this process, avoid using a thick pillow. It could crank on your neck and might block the lymphatic flow. An indicator that this might have already happened are swollen eyes and a puffy face. For almost instant relaxation, apply the Susanne Kaufmann Pillow Spray Calming with lavender and orange oil directly on your pillow or as a light room scent. Take a deep breath and tuck in.

We wish you a good night. Sleep well!

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Cleansing Milk

The Cleansing Milk contains an herbal compound of chamomile, sage and St. John's wort flowers and is ideal dry and sensitive skin.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Does not dry out your skin

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Cleansing Milk

Cleansing Milk

$47

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Cleansing Milk
$47
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Cleansing Gel

Our Cleansing Gel has a mild formula and is ideal for combination and oily skin. Please note, only our 250ml bottle is suitable to refill. Be sure to select the 250ml size below if you would like to reuse and refill this bottle.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Antibacterial

Refillable

Perfect for combination skin with breakouts

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Cleansing Gel

Cleansing Gel

$47

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Cleansing Gel
$47
Tonic Clarifying

The Tonic Clarifying is particularly beneficial for combination skin and oily skin.

Balances your skin's pH level

Refines pores

Antibacterial

Prepares skin perfectly for nourishing products

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Tonic Clarifying

Tonic Clarifying

$46

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Tonic Clarifying
$46
Tonic Soothing

The Tonic Soothing contains a herbal compound of chamomile, sage, mallow and St. John's wort flowers.

Balances skin's pH level

Calming

Moisturising

Prepares skin perfectly for nourishing products

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Tonic Soothing

Tonic Soothing

$46

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Tonic Soothing
$46
Regeneration Cream Line A

This powerful anti-ageing overnight cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles, repairs skin damage and stimulates the skin's elastin and collagen production.

Provides intensive moisture

Regenerates and renews cells

Improves collagen formation

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Regeneration Cream Line A

Regeneration Cream Line A

$278

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Regeneration Cream Line A
$278
Regeneration Cream Line F

The Regeneration Cream Line F is a powerful skin-balancing night cream, ideal for combination skin.

Regenerative

Balancing

Soothing

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Regeneration Cream Line F

Regeneration Cream Line F

$93

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Regeneration Cream Line F
$93
Regeneration Cream Line T

The Regeneration Cream Line T is an intensely moisturising and soothing night cream, ideal for dry and sensitive skin.

Regenerative

Cell protecting

Moisturising

Improves your natural protective barrier

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Regeneration Cream Line T

Regeneration Cream Line T

$93

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Regeneration Cream Line T
$93
Eye Cream Line A

The Eye Cream Line A reduces the appearance of wrinkles while providing a brightening effect.

Reduces wrinkles

Reduces puffiness

Removes dark circles

Moisturising

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Eye Cream Line A

Eye Cream Line A

$251

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Eye Cream Line A
$251
Eye Cream Line T

The Eye Cream Line T supplies the thin and sensitive skin around the eyes with a generous amount of primrose oil.

Moisturising

Improves the skin's smoothness

Strengthens cell membranes

For sensitive eye area

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Eye Cream Line T

Eye Cream Line T

$77

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Eye Cream Line T
$77

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