Introducing: Nature's Notes Handmade Soaps #PlasticFree

Monday 31 August 2020

Last month, I was introduced to Nature's Notes, an independent natural skincare company that's based in London. Founded by Amina, Nature's Notes specialises in beautiful handmade soaps and I don't know about you, but these days you can't ever have enough soaps in your home!

As a fellow music lover, Nature's Notes marries together two of Amina's great passions in life; music and natural skincare, and her handmade soaps are such a pleasure to use. They're free from synthetic ingredients and Palm Oil, and they're also free from Coconut Oil too as many people find it too drying for their skin. Instead, these soaps are blended with super moisturising Babassu Oil and a specially selected range of essential oils for natural fragrance.

Nature's Notes have around 13 different scents available which you can find on their Etsy shop and all of the packaging is wonderfully plastic-free so I do recommend checking them out if you're zero waste or cutting down on your plastic usage.

Amina was kind enough to send me two of her soaps to try out with a theme of Citrus so I received the Sweet Orange, Patchouli & Ginger and Bergamot & Lavender scents. Each soap is 120g and they have been handmade in a ridged mould which gives you some extra grip when you use them - I don't see this used often on soaps that I buy but it makes so much sense, especially if you use them in the bath or shower!

Both of these soaps feature a natural base formula of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Babassu Oil, Shea Butter and Distilled Water, plus the different essential oils for each fragrance. They are very moisturising as expected and they smell beautiful - not too overpowering but with enough of each scent so that you feel (and smell) perfectly fresh and clean. If you need some new soaps in your life, be sure to check out this lovely range from Nature's Notes.

Shop online at Etsy - NaturesNotesLondon 
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Green Beauty: LoveLula Beauty Box - August 2020 review

Saturday 29 August 2020

Like a Christmas gift to yourself every month, beauty subscription boxes continue to be popular and if you're looking for one that's cruelty-free and full of natural and organic beauty products, why not give LoveLula a try?

This month's LoveLula Beauty Box is worth a whopping £70 which makes it one of the best value-for-money beauty boxes that I've seen online throughout August! Here's a rundown of what's inside:-

Madara Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen SPF 30 (10ml sample, full-size RRP £29)

I love trying out different sunscreens and I'm very excited to test out this Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen SPF 30 from Madara as I love their skincare range. This is a really interesting sunscreen as it has some cellular biology/science research behind it which uses plant-based stem cells to help protect the skin from premature ageing. The broad-spectrum protection and the 'invisible' finish make it even more appealing.

FOM London Anti Pollution Face Cleansing Cream (30ml travel size)

Another high-end natural skincare product that I'm excited to see in the box is the FOM London Anti Pollution Face Cleansing Cream as I've used the serum from this particular range in the past and I loved that. This is a hydrating cream formula which helps to remove pollution and impurities from the skin, and it also takes off makeup and gently exfoliates at the same time. It's great to see a travel size product like this in a glass bottle as well.

Laidbare Glow Facial Self Tanner (RRP £12)

You just can't go wrong with anything from Laidbare and I've had the pleasure of trying their Glow Facial Self Tanner in the past with great results. Suitable for all skin types, it gives a lovely sunkissed and very natural looking finish to the skin, without any scary orange tones and it's easy to apply as it goes on like a regular facial moisturiser. Top tip - if you have a light olive complexion like mine, you'll probably want to follow up with a second application 24 hours later for a slightly darker tan finish.

INIKA Pure Perfection Primer (RRP £35)

Last but not least, the star of this month's box (well for me personally!), is this full-size Pure Perfection Primer from the high-end Australian natural and organic brand INIKA. If you've been following my blog for a while now, you'll no doubt know that I'm a huge fan of INIKA and regularly use their mineral makeup. Their Pure Perfection Primer is one of the best natural primers that I've used and it has 83% organic ingredients which is pretty impressive to say the least! It's very nourishing thanks to skin-friendly ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Jojoba Oil, plus it features the interesting Kangaroo Paw extract which is a natural plant-based active that's been clinically proven in studies to improve the overall texture of the skin.

LoveLula Beauty Box* is a monthly subscription box priced at £13.95 with free postage in the UK. Visit to find out more.

Have you subscribed to LoveLula's Beauty Box?

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Health & Lifestyle: Bioglan Superfoods Digestive Boost review #GutHealth

Friday 28 August 2020


A new release from Bioglan Superfoods, Digestive Boost is an easy to use daily supplement that you can use to boost your gut health, whilst also giving your immune system a helping hand.

Busy modern lifestyles, stress, a poor diet and a lack of exercise can all have a negative impact on your gut health, and as we learn more about our 'second brain', it becomes clearer that we need to look after our gut to benefit both our physical and mental health. 

Digestive supplements can be a useful addition, but if you're not a fan of swallowing capsules, why not try a powder product instead? 

What Is It?
Bioglan Superfoods Digestive Boost is a superfood powdered blend that's full of microbiome-friendly ingredients to benefit and support your gut health. Each 5g serving contains 500 million live cultures in addition to carefully selected plant-derived ingredients, which are each chosen for their unique health properties. It's also high in fibre, high in calcium and high in Vitamin B12 so it's especially useful for vegans as an alternative way for them to get that all-important B12 into their diet (each serving contains 400% NRV Vitamin B12 and 306% NRV Calcium).

What are the key ingredients?
Digestive Boost contains key ingredients of Inulin (a fibre found naturally in vegetables such as chicory), Psyllium Husk, Turmeric, Ginger, Dandelion Root, Nettle Leaf extract, a Multi-Enzyme blend, and added Calcium and Vitamin B12. Sweetener (in the form of Sucralose) and natural flavouring is also added to make it more palatable.

Who Can Use It?
Any adults who want to give their digestive and immune systems a boost can use it, but do check with your GP if you have any concerns that may need to be addressed. It's completely plant-based so it's suitable for vegans and there are none of the 14 common allergens in the blend.

How Do I Use It?
I found the Digestive Boost really easy to incorporate into my daily routine and the recommended serving is 5g per day - each pack contains 14 servings. Being a powdered blend means that you can easily add it to drinks such as juices and smoothies (I made a delicious Mango & Banana Smoothie above), or you can stir it into yoghurts and cereal. You can add it to basically anything that isn't hot as hot temperatures can destroy the enzymes in the blend. On the back of the packet is a recipe for No-Bake Vanilla Cookie Balls which I can't wait to try!  

What Does It Taste Like?
Although there's some natural Vanilla flavouring added to this product, I'd say that the flavour of Turmeric comes through the strongest, with more of a hint of sweet Vanilla following afterwards. You can't really taste it once it's blended into a juice or smoothie drink though.

Overall Thoughts
As mentioned earlier, looking after your digestive health is vitally important for your overall wellbeing and it's essential for both your physical and mental health so a supplement like this will certainly benefit many people, especially those who struggle to eat enough fibre which is most of us. Vegans will do well with this as it contains more than their daily requirements for both Calcium and Vitamin B12. The addition of antioxidants such as Turmeric, Ginger and Nettle help to support a healthy immune system which is also important as we head into the colder months. I enjoyed how easy it was to add to my breakfast routine too so it gets a thumbs up from me!

Bioglan Superfoods Digestive Boost* (70g - 14 servings, £12.99, link)

Do you take any digestive supplements?

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Mid-Week Pamper Treat: Biovène Barcelona Hair Wrap Treatment review

Wednesday 26 August 2020

With many of us trying to squeeze in a last-minute summer holiday before school/work-life resumes, it's no surprise that I've seen an increase in search results for travel-friendly beauty essentials. An affordable option that has caught my eye recently are these handy Hair Wrap Treatments from Biovène Barcelona which I've been putting to the test.

Biovène Barcelona is a cruelty-free, natural beauty brand whose products are made without any of the main 'nasties' that most consumers are looking to avoid these days; so their formulas are free from all sulfates, SLS, SLES, Parabens, Formaldehyde, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban and they have less than 1% of synthetic fragrances. 

Their speciality is haircare and back in February, I reviewed Biovène's Moisture Volume Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars, and this time around I've been trying out the brand's Hair Wrap Treatments which are vegan, cruelty-free and suitable for all hair types.

Available in three varieties, there's an Oil Replacement Treatment (for dry and thinning hair), Thermal Repair Treatment (for sensitive and dandruff prone scalps), and the Hydrate Protect Treatment (for dry and damaged hair)

Each Hair Wrap Treatment is a single-use product which is basically like a sheet mask for your hair. Depending on which treatment you opt for, you'll find the 'wrap' element to be the same in a pale pink colour and each one comes infused with its targeted formula to address your hair concerns - they range from 95.4% natural ingredients (Hydrate Protect Treatment) to 99% natural (Thermal Repair Treatment).

How To Use
You simply shampoo your hair as normal and then partially dry it with a towel so it's damp but not soaking wet. Open the sachet and unfold the hair wrap - now here's the tricky part. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, you'll need to gather your locks together and scoop them up into the wrap, before folding over the sticky part which keeps everything together. It took me about 5-10 minutes to get the wrap properly applied and my hair is quite fine!

Once wrapped up, massage your head gently to 'infuse' the treatment and leave on for 20 minutes. I'd recommend using this when you're having a bath for the best pampering experience. After the time's finished, rinse thoroughly and dry/style as usual.

Overall thoughts
Having tested out all three treatments, I found the Thermal Repair Treatment to be my favourite by a long shot as it really helped to soothe my irritated scalp and it left my hair lovely and soft afterwards. The Oil Replacement Treatment was a little too rich for my fine hair so if you have thicker and longer hair than mine, I think you'll love it, whereas I didn't notice much of a difference from using the Hydrate Protect Treatment in all honesty.

Although single-use products are something that we should all be using less of for environmental reasons, if you are travelling abroad and need a one-off hair treatment that fits into those stingy liquids allowance bags, Biovène Barcelona's Hair Wrap Treatments are certainly an affordable option for those who are looking for a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly alternative.

Biovène Barcelona Hair Wrap Treatments* (£3 each) are available from

Are you taking any last-minute Summer holidays abroad this year?

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Currently Loving: August Beauty Faves

Tuesday 25 August 2020

As we approach the end of August, I thought I'd get a head start and share some of my recent beauty favourites. This little edit has haircare, skincare, fragrance and an eco-friendly accessory that every bathroom needs.

Innersense I Create Waves* (113ml, £24, link)
Last month, I had the pleasure of introducing you all to luxury natural and organic haircare brand, Innersense (read that post here if you missed it!), and I was lucky enough to be sent their brand new release to try out. I Create Waves is a Pink Himalayan Salt Spray which adds instant texture to any hairstyle and is suitable for all hair types to use. You can also use it to help enhance both natural and styled waves, and unlike some other mainstream hair salt sprays that can leave your locks feeling drier than the Sahara, this one is infused with Aloe Vera to put that essential moisture back into your hair. Just spritz onto dry or damp hair and style as usual - super easy! It smells beautiful too thanks to a natural fragrance of Lavender and Angelica, and luxury fans will love the chic glass bottle.

Mila Simone Azzura Essence Vitamin C Serum + Hyaluronic Acid* (20ml, £20, link)
Everyone should have a high-quality Vitamin C Serum in their skincare routine, especially if your complexion has a tendency to look a bit dull and lacklustre like mine. This gorgeous cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free serum from Mila Simone is simple but highly effective thanks to a powerhouse of antioxidants which are blended into an oil-free, lightweight formula. Vitamin C is famed for its brightening properties and it also helps to boost collagen production and fend off ageing free radicals so it's a useful all-rounder that most skin types will get on well with. I particularly like this formula as it also features Hyaluronic Acid which is another skincare must-have ingredient that keeps moisture locked in for longer for smoother and plumper skin.

Potion Paris Collection No.1 The Discovery Set* (£19.99, link)
If you're in the market for a new cruelty-free fragrance, you can't go wrong with Potion Paris' Collection No.1 Discovery Set to help you choose your new scent! Presented in a gift box which is filled with seven different samples (2ml spray pumps) to explore, these fragrances can be worn on their own or layered over to create your own bespoke scent. This collection is particularly focused on unashamedly feminine fragrances with lots of heady florals with woody and musky notes and there's also a £20 gift voucher included in the box to redeem off your new favourite full-size bottle. My personal faves from the discovery set are called Jasmine & Patchouli Deception, Amber, Praline & Wood Seduction and Rose, Peony & Wood Temptation, but they are all truly beautiful scents.

PoaPoa Coconut Soap Holder* (£7.95, link)
My vintage china soap dish shattered into a million pieces during lockdown when I managed to knock it off the counter sink and with all the shops being shut at the time, I decided to search for a new one online. Although it's completely different in style to my previous soap dish, I've been completely enamoured with this rustic-looking PoaPoa Coconut Soap Holder from LoveLula. Handmade by skilled artisans in Ghana from a coconut shell, each product is unique, 100% natural and easy to wash and maintain. I think this is such a clever way for a brand to upcycle a 'waste product' (PoaPoa make amazing cold-pressed soaps from coconut oil so these shells come from the production of those) and provide jobs for their local communities at the same time. I will definitely be purchasing more of these to give as gifts for Christmas!

What are your current beauty faves?

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Introducing: Box Of Yin I Yang - Here Comes The Sun (Box Of Yang) - Holistic Subscription Box - review

Tuesday 18 August 2020

A brand new holistic self-care subscription box called Box Of Yin Yang arrived on my doorstep about a fortnight ago and I couldn't wait to see what was inside! 

Based upon the hugely popular ancient philosophy, the Box Of Yin Yang has been curated to help rebalance these important forces in your life and contain 5-7 products such as candles, herbal and fruit teas, jewellery, aromatherapy and other lifestyle accessories. 

All of the products included are vegan and cruelty-free, plus they've all been sourced from UK based businesses which is wonderful to see and something that I'm always very happy to support. The box is delivered monthly and you'll receive either a Box Of Yin or a Box of Yang depending on that month's theme (for reference, the Boxes of Yin feature products to calm and relax, and the Boxes of Yang are full of products to uplift and energise)

The very first box to be released is the Box of Yang which is themed 'Here Comes The Sun' and it comes presented in eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging.

Here's what's inside:-

Chantler Teas Welsh Sunrise Herbal Loose Leaf Tea
I love trying different blends of herbal tea so this packet from Chantler Teas immediately caught my eye when I opened the box. Called 'Welsh Sunrise', it's a delicious energising and unique blend of Honeybush, Ginger and Orange which tastes fruity and a little bit tangy. I've tried it hot and cold and it's tasty both ways!

Blanka Skincare Walking On Sunshine Moisturising Soap Bar
Next up, I found a Moisturising Soap Bar from an indie skincare brand based in Brighton called Blanka Skincare. Completely plastic-free, it was carefully wrapped in a box with tissue paper inside and it has a cool modern design to it. Created by using traditional small-batch soap making techniques, this all-natural soap bar has a moisturising base of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter which is blended with two organic essential oils, Cedarwood and Mandarin, to boost your mood. It also has Poppy Seeds to offer some gentle exfoliation.

Eira Soaps Sunshine Lip Balm
Another plastic-free treat is this lovely Sunshine Lip Balm which is 100% natural and handmade by Eira Soaps. It lives up to its name by having a smooth and hydrating balm blended with energising Lime, Mint and Clementine which reminds me of a juicy summer cocktail!

Frank & I Sun Rising Candle
Perhaps my favourite product from the box, this Frank & I Sun Rising Candle is an absolutely gorgeous new discovery for me and it's an indie brand that I'll definitely be looking into when I next need to pick up some gifts. This hand-poured candle is made from natural soy wax and the fragrance is composed of 100% organic essential oils. I just love this sunny aroma of Grapefruit, Mandarin and Rosemary as it makes any living space instantly more welcoming.

The Sage Studio Sunstone Diffuser Bracelet
How pretty is this delicate Sunstone Diffuser Bracelet? Crafted together from Robles Wood, it features a pale pink Sunstone accent which is known as a 'joyous' stone which helps to restore the enjoyment of life, good nature and provide a sense of abundance. On either side of the Sunstone, two Lavastones have been added which add further grounding and calming properties, and you add a few drops of pure essential oil to both the porous Lavastone and Robles Wood elements to reap further aromatherapy benefits.

Suncloud By Kay Sunrise Essential Oil
To use on its own in your own diffuser or simply with the bracelet above, there's a lovely Sunrise Essential Oil included in the box that's been blended by Suncloud By Kay. With a mix of Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary and Tea Tree, it'll put you in a good mood in no time at all!

Sunshine Bindery Spread Your Sunshine Greeting Card
To complete the box, there's a greeting card with the slogan 'Spread Your Sunshine' to send to someone special to lift their spirits. I thought this was such a nice finishing touch to the box, especially in light of these difficult times - it's always important to keep in touch and let others know that you're thinking of them.

The Box Of Yin I Yang* costs £34.95 with free UK postage on a monthly subscription basis, or you can purchase a one-off box for the same price plus postage. Subscribe at

What do you think of the new Box Of Yin I Yang? Do you currently subscribe to any holistic lifestyle boxes?

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July Empties: Products I've Used Up

Thursday 6 August 2020

You guys know what time it is, it's Empties time! This edit is perhaps one of the smallest that I've featured this year so far, but there are some absolute must-haves in this little basket which are not to be missed!

REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Salt Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub* (reviewed here)
As someone who struggles with chronic tiredness, I personally find REN's Anti-Fatigue range really useful and I love how beneficial magnesium-infused products are for the body. This Body Scrub is a proper luxury treat and it feels like a spa treatment whenever I use it so it's come in handy during lockdown! I just love it and have used up a couple of tubs over the years. Repurchase? Yes definitely, and I'm also already using the matching Body Wash in my shower at the moment.

Weleda Skin Food* (reviewed here)
A beauty regular in many of my Empties posts, Weleda's Skin Food is a multi-tasking superhero that I always have on my bedside table. This ultra-thick moisturiser helps to seriously hydrate dry skin and can be used anywhere on the body that needs some extra TLC such as hands, feet, elbow, cuticles etc. I've used up this tube on my hands alone to combat the drying effects of hand sanitiser! Repurchase? Definitely.

Ben & Anna Sensitive Natural Toothpaste* (reviewed here)
Looking for a plastic-free toothpaste? Look no further! I'm a big fan of Ben & Anna who package their Natural Toothpaste in glass jars. They last a long time too. Repurchase? Yes.

Corpore Sanctum Tonify Me Bunny Pore Minimising Mist (link)
I discovered this super cute bunny-shaped Toner Mist from K-beauty brand Corpore Sanctum in a lifestyle box from The Vegan Kind and I've been seriously impressed it. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, it's a lovely refreshing toner to use during the hot and sticky Summer months. Repurchase? I'm using the Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Toner at the moment but I'd happily buy this again in the future.  
Balm Balm Little Miracle Rosehip Balm(reviewed here)
Another multi-tasking gem, Balm Balm's Little Miracle Rosehip Balm is great for massaging into dry skin and it's perfect for helping to improve the appearance of stretch marks over time as long as you apply it on a regular basis. I must have used up at least two or three jars by now! Repurchase? Yes. 

A'kin Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream(reviewed here)
One of my favourite day moisturisers, this one from Australian brand A'kin is ideal for my combination skin as it provides essential hydration but doesn't overload my skin. I find it nice and light for summer, yet it still has a satisfying rich texture. Another product that I've used many times in the past. Repurchase? Definitely.

Doucce Boombastic Lash Volumizer Mascara
I haven't been wearing much makeup during lockdown, except for a bit of tinted moisturiser and this mascara which is one of the best that I've tried for being smudge-proof in the heat - give it a go if you have hayfever! Repurchase? Yes.

P.S - How To Recycle Your Beauty Empties!

All of the glass and easy-to-recycle plastic PET empties will be put into my council's blue bin kerbside recycling scheme, but for the harder-to-recycle stuff, I will be:-

  • Recycling the pumps, lids and atomisers with Neal's Yard Remedies - more info at the bottom of their website here.
  • Recycling any other products that my local council doesn't accept at The Body Shop, L'Occitane or with Garnier's Terracycle partnership - more info here.

What have you used up recently?

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Summer Beauty: 3 Cruelty-Free Sunscreens To Try This Summer

Monday 3 August 2020

3 Cruelty-Free Sunscreens To Try This Summer
The weather is finally brightening up and feeling much more like Summer so it's a great time to stock up on that all-important essential for you and your family - sunscreen! Here are three cruelty-free brands you should try this Summer.

Best For Those Who Want A Tinted Sunscreen - Alteya Organics Organic Whole Body Sunscreen SPF 30* (90ml, £13.40, link)
I know a lot of people who dislike wearing sunscreen because of the white cast that can often be left on the skin and if that sounds like you, I'd recommend this one from Alteya Organics. Their Organic Whole Body Sunscreen SPF 30 has a clever sheer tint to it which blends into your natural skin tone as you rub it in so that you're not left looking as pale as a ghost after applying it. This broadspectrum formula is water-resistant for 40 minutes (always reapply after you've been swimming/in the water), and contains 95% organic certified natural ingredients which are kinder to sensitive skin types. It can be used all over the body and I'd also say it's suitable for the face thanks to the tinted formula.

3 Cruelty-Free Sunscreens To Try This Summer
Best For For Those Who Want A More Sustainable Option - Suntribe Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30* (60ml, £16.99, link)
It's not easy looking for a sunscreen which is more sustainable but this Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 from Suntribe ticks two important boxes. Firstly, its broad-spectrum formula is made from natural and organic ingredients which are reef-safe so they won't have a negative impact on aquatic life, and secondly, this sunscreen is sustainably packaged in a bio-based sugarcane tube that biodegrades much faster than regular plastic. Free from potentially harmful chemical UV-filters, parabens, alcohol, preservatives, perfume and synthetic chemicals, it's a good all-round option that can be used on the body and face. It has a subtle tint to it which prevents ghost face too.

Best For Babies & Sensitive Skin - Ayan Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50* (100ml, £23.90, link) & SPF 35* (100ml, £21.90, link)
One of the best sunscreen brands that I've tried for sensitive skin is Ayan and their Mineral Sunscreens are also suitable for use on babies as they're so gentle. They're made from just seven natural ingredients (77% of which are certified organic), are reef-safe and feature 20% non-nano zinc oxide to fully protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Sweat and water-resistant (always reapply after swimming/in water), they have lots of nourishing plant-based ingredients such as Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Cacao Seed Butter, Coconut Oil, Beeswax and Vitamin E to stop your skin from drying out in the sun. Available in SPF 35 and SP 50, they absorb easily without any stickiness. I've tested them during a recent eczema flare-up and had no problems!

What are your favourite cruelty-free sunscreens?

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The Weekend Post: Improving Your Skin While You're Sleeping #AD

Saturday 1 August 2020

Having better skin is a wish that is shared by many people. There is plenty of advice to follow about what products you should be using during the day – but what about improving your skin whilst you sleep? Waking up with better skin feels great, so here are a few tips that can help you achieve this.

Staying Cooler to Reduce Sweating

During sleep, the body still sweats and produces oils, but sweating too much can be bad for the skin. Commonly, sweating a lot during sleep is because you get too hot during the night. Whilst it might be tempting to turn up the air-con, this can actually dry out the skin. Instead, you should consider what you are sleeping on. Different materials are better at wicking away excess heat and controlling the temperature, so if you are someone who gets too hot in their sleep, you should look at your mattress. There are some great mattresses out there, and comparing them and reading reviews will help you to find the best mattress for a hot sleeper like yourself. A cooling mattress can make all the difference, and having a more comfortable mattress will help you sleep better too!
Changing Your Sheets

Upgrading your mattress is a good start, but you could also consider upgrading your sheets. Sheets come in all kinds of designs, but they also come in many materials too. You want your sheets to keep you at a comfortable temperature and to feel nice on the skin, you should avoid fabrics that irritate the skin. Another tip is to wash your sheets more regularly with detergent that is gentle on sensitive skin and allergen free. Washing your pillowcases daily might also be necessary if you suffer with acne, because your face will be touching your pillows every night, so a clean pillowcase to sleep on is important.

A Good Evening Routine

While you sleep, you won’t be drinking water or eating anything, so eating healthily and drinking plenty of fluids is important during the day. If you drink plenty of water throughout the day, your skin will stay more hydrated overnight. Drinking too much water just before bed, though, can be a mistake, as your sleep will be interrupted by bathroom trips during the night! Things such as stress and lack of sleep can have an impact on our skin, so unwinding on an evening and going to bed feeling relaxed will ensure you get a good night’s sleep and you won’t wake up with stress-breakouts. 

Leave-On Skincare

Skincare is important too and there are some great products out there that can do their magic whilst you sleep. During the day, you are more likely to be out or wearing makeup, but overnight you can apply heavy moisturizers and leave-on masks. Whatever skincare range you prefer, all skincare brands offer products that are applied in the evening or overnight, so don’t skip out on them. Choose products that are suitable for your skin type and let them get to work whilst you sleep. Hydrating serums in heavier formulas are perfect for overnight when you don’t need to wear makeup and they take longer to absorb, and there are some great serums and treatments to help clear acne scarring and marks overnight too. Don’t forget about anti-ageing products, as these also come in overnight formulas.

There are lots of things that affect skin, including skincare, diet, hormones and stress, so there are lots of factors you need to pay attention to. Everyone’s skin is different, but hopefully some of these tips can help you keep your skin looking its best.

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