Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

How to get your glow back if you are lacking sleep!

Do you wake up in the morning, steer into the bathroom mirror bleary-eyed and think to yourself, “I look like I haven’t slept for 10 years”? Are you constantly tired trying to balance work and kids and feel like no amount of makeup can hide the bags under your eyes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading, because believe it or not, you can get your glow back, even if you are lacking sleep. A few lifestyle changes can go a long way. 

Increase your magnesium intake

If you often feel irritable and snappy, not to mention exhausted, it can be due to a lack of magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is vital to human health and is necessary for hundreds of reactions within the body. It also assists in a more restful night’s sleep, so even if you are getting up in the morning looking after your baby, it may assist in helping you get a better sleep in the time that you have available to do so. 

Magnesium is found in a huge variety of foods such as oats, legumes, dark leafy green vegetables, and you can thank us later—dark chocolate. A nightly brew of INTU Sleep and Skin Renewal can also help boost your magnesium intake and get you ready for better quality sleep as well.

INTU Wellness Sleep and Skin Renewal super powder uses magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate, both of which are easily absorbable and scientifically proven to help calm and relax your body and help with cardiovascular and bone health.

Introduce a collagen supplement

After the age of 25 years, your natural collagen production tends to decrease which over time will often result in dryer skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Skin will start to lose elasticity and hydration, slowly age. To help slow the ageing process, the addition of collagen supplements have been proven to be effective for skin health. INTU WELLNESS incorporates a sustainably sourced marine collagen into their sleep elixir, formulated to be absorbed into the body. A 2010 study by Alberta Diabetes institute discovered marine collagen may also assist stabilising blood sugars.

Re-evaluate your sleep routine

Burning the candle at both ends can result in burnout and being busy is no excuse for not making sleep a priority. By creating a bedtime routine, it signals to your brain it’s time to slow down and switch to sleep-mode. Your routine can be as simple or as complex as your light. Whether you have a complete skin routine, dimming the lights, putting away your electronics 1-2 hours before bed, a hot shower and sip on a night-time brew of INTU Sleep and Skin Renewal or simply wipe of your make-up, do a few gentle stretches and clamber into bed, as long as you’re doing the same routine on a nightly basis, you’re telling your body it’s time to relax and unwind.

Hydrate properly

Most people don’t drink enough water throughout the day.

  1. they simply forget 
  2. they don’t track their water intake
  3. they don’t like the taste

Dehydrated skin looks unhealthy, both in colour and texture. Long periods of dehydration makes your skin lose its elasticity and if this is ongoing, it may not be easily recovered. If you don’t like the taste of water, add lemon juice, berries or cucumber slices to improve the taste.