While you were sleeping...

24 March 2010

You've all heard of beauty sleep, well although it's a well known phrase, it's also quite true.  It's when you're asleep that your body goes into overdrive, regenerating and repairing skin cells, peaking at around 2am, when your skin is working hardest.   According to the sleepfoundation.org as adults, we should be getting around 7-9 hours sleep a night - if only!  Our friends at Kiehl's have recognised the need for beauty sleep and with the launch of their new specialist night product line, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Kiehl's have undergone a sleep experiment in the form of the Midnight Recovery Diaries.  Six busy people have agreed to document 15 days of sleep (armed with the new products, of course) through a blog with photos and videos to help illustrate their experiment.  The aim is to go to bed before midnight, test out the new Kiehl's range and get their skin in tip top form.  Amongst the 15 chosen is fashion designer Lela Rose who has blogged about the good and bad nights so far "I slept horribly last night but I don't think it was due to the Kiehls. I have been really busy and somewhat stressed...I never tend to sleep well during those times. I have gone over my allotted 3 drops again and am going to bed. Hoping for some good zzz's."  Poor Lela, we hope you get a better night's sleep by the end of the diaries.  The Midnight Recovery Diaries started on the 15th March and finish on the 29th. Follow their experiences on midnightrecoverydiaries.com Sweet dreams!      

- Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Associate Beauty Editor

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