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7 Sleep Enhancing Houseplants to De-stress, De-age and Purify.

Hello, darling.  

If there is one thing in life I depend on, it's my aromatic, lavender-enhanced black sleeping eye mask.  Running with scissors (as a hairdresser) and coloring hair all the day long bears great risk when going without the repleneshing sleep that all of us productive women need!  Yes, that's you! 

 

On Sleep and Slumber.

While brain, body and emotional rest is critical, I ask... what happens to the ecosystem of our skin while we slumber?

Lack luster, dehydrated skin, puffy eyes, dark circles, and breakout complexions are characteristics of a poor night's rest.  Deep rem sleep enables the body to release certain hormones to reverse everyday free radical damage through cellular renewal.

 

Here is HOW your inner-beauty biology replenishes to obtain a better - brighter complexion:

 

  • Sleep reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), which is responsible for thinning skin, stretch marks, and discoloration
  • Sleep increases melatonin (the sleep hormone), which acts like an antioxidant to fight age spots, fine lines, or in the worst case scenario, skin cancer. 
  • Increase the efficiency of special growth hormones that repair and regenerate collagen-producing cells, which are responsible for skin's elasticity and tightness.
  • Increases the collagen 1 production in the skin, which helps retain water, the key to good skin. 

 

GO GREEN & GAIN Beautiful Health!

A fresh supply of oxygen helps us to get a good night of beauty sleep and here are some plants you can have in your home to help fight that dang insomnia.
 

Prevent Insomnia & Purify

Lavender
Lavender is very popular due to its common use in beauty and body care products. However, this amazing plant has a fantastic smell which has a relaxing and calmative effect, so inhaling it can improve your sleep. Moreover, it effectively treats anxiety and insomnia.

Snake plant
This amazing plant filters the air at your home and provides oxygen in great quantities. To be more precise, this plant produces oxygen overnight and it absorbs the carbon dioxide we exhale at the same time. Therefore, having a shake plant in your bedroom will significantly improve your sleep by ameliorating the air.

English Ivy
English ivy has long been a popular houseplant. It is easy to grow and does not need much sun to flourish. Ivy is a powerful air filter, capable of absorbing large amounts of formaldehyde. Keeping it in your bedroom will significantly improve your sleep.

Passion flower
Herbalists consider passion flower an important herb for insomnia caused by mental worry, overwork, or nervous exhaustion. In England it is an ingredient in forty different commonly-sold sedative preparations. Passion flower is used for minor sleep problems in both children and adults.

Aloe Plant
Aloe plant offers many benefits, including eradicating chemicals from the cleaning agents that pollute the air you breathe, cleansing the air in the bedroom and in the whole house. This plant works as a harmful chemicals detector, because once the amount of these dangerous chemicals in your home becomes high, brown spots appear on this plant and thus it informs you and warns you about the seriousness of the situation.

Chamomile
The tops of these pretty daisy-like flowers are have been used to make a calming and soothing tea for hundreds of years. The same tops are also used to make extracts, capsules and pills. Chamomile as a topical cream is also quite effective at reducing inflammation, redness and itchiness of the skin and the scalp.

 

Lastly, if you do not have a green thumb, I suggest the miracle of melatonin.  

Natural sleep enhancer through Melatonin:
Melatonin helps to keep the body clock synced with the earth’s cycles of night and day through the convenient sunlight detectors in the front of your face.

It’s effective and easy solution for many women, doesn’t have any serious safety issues, and is available to all for lite just rally pennies. 

SWEET DREAMS, Beauty!

With love, Kassandra

Sources:

[1] http://www.christopherhobbs.com/library/articles-on-herbs-and-health/herbs-and-natural-remedies-for-insomnia/

[2] http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/5-houseplants-that-prevent-insomnia-and-purify-your-air/

[3] http://healthylifestylenetwork.com/prevent-insomnia-and-purify-your-air-with-these-plants/

[4] https://eunatural.com/10-top-foods-to-eat-and-avoid-for-insomnia/

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