Do you sleep well? Meaning, do you get enough quality hours of sleep? How many of us can actually say that they get 7-8 hours of sleep per night, of which 6 hours are of high quality, in other words uninterrupted sleep that varies between deep sleep and REM sleep? I guess that quite few of us. There are always times when we are stressed, have too many things to do and the day just doesn’t seem to have enough hours. During these times the extra hours needed are usually stolen from our sleep time. Our 7-8 hours easily become 5-6, when it is actually almost impossible to ensure enough quality hours of sleep. But why is sleep so important then? And what secret trick does Estée Lauder have up their sleeve that magically gives us more hours just when we need them?

Sleep you see, is actually the last thing we should give up on when stressed, which I learned at the launch of the renewed Advanced Night Repair serum from Estée Lauder last Friday. Wellness ambassador Karita Tykkä talked to us about the importance of sleep and its impact on our ability to control stress and its effect on our skin. Sleep that is sufficient and of a high quality improves our stress endurance and actually reduces stress. It also boosts our energy, improves our immune system, reduces infections, evens out our blood sugar, increases our learning ability and creativity and, one for me very important thing, it gives us healthy, younger looking skin. The skin renews itself constantly but, during our sleep it does so even more efficiently. When we sleep our body’s natural processes strive to further help our skin to renew itself and to fix all the damages caused during the day. Beauty sleep is in other words so much more than just a saying and as Karita said, it might even be the secret to a beautiful skin.

But, what tricks can we turn to at times when we simply don’t have the luxury of a 7-8 hour night of sleep? Don’t worry, Estée Lauder has the answer to our question, and has had it as long as since 1982. Their renewed Advanced Night Repair serum helps maximize the skin’s own nightly renewal which means that we can with less sleep get the same result as if we had slept for 7-8 hours. The Advanced Night Repair serum repairs, renews and hydrates your skin leaving you with a younger looking, radiant and smooth skin in the morning. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to that every morning? I know I would! Sweets Estée Lauder dreams everyone..

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