Product focus: Pillowcase
Tags: beauty, skincare, sleep, pillowcase
Excerpt: We all have our own established daily routines, and the variation in these routines truly illustrates the diversity of people. At Nollapelli, two routines we strive to keep consistent are with sleep and skincare. We’ll tell you why we’ve established routines for sleep and skincare, as well as how these routines relate to beauty.
We all have our own established daily routines, and the variation in these routines truly illustrates the diversity of people. For instance, many people create a morning routine around drinking a cup of coffee. Other people incorporate running or other forms of exercise into their routines in order to stay healthy and fit. At Nollapelli, two routines we strive to keep consistent are with sleep and skincare. In this post we want to share with you why we’ve established routines for sleep and skincare, as well as how these routines relate to beauty.
The importance of consistent sleep routines
For our founder and CEO, Allison Howard, her sleep routine starts with winding down and relaxing from the day. Once the kids get to bed, she loves taking the time to enjoy the quiet in the house. She’ll typically read during these quiet evening moments instead of watching TV. Not only does she prefer reading over watching TV, but science has proven this routine can lead to improved sleep quality. This is because TV and other electronics emit light of a blue wavelength, which tricks our brains into thinking that it is daytime. According to Healthline, numerous studies suggest that blue light in the evening disrupts the brain’s natural sleep-wake cycles, which are crucial for optimal function of the body. While avoiding electronics at night is beneficial for overall sleep quality, there is one bad part about reading before bed: if you tend to get really involved in what you’re reading, sometimes it can be difficult to fall asleep! Therefore, try to stick to reading things that will make you sleepy.
The next part of Allison’s sleep routine involves her sleep mask. Allison tells us that she’s become addicted to her sleep mask; she simply cannot get a good night’s sleep without it! Covering your eyes in darkness really helps to quiet your mind and improves the quality of sleep, which is very important, especially when you can’t always get the quantity of sleep that you desire.
Quality sleep also comes from the bedding you use, which is why Allison founded Nollapelli - to bring you a better for you bedding option, one that protects your hair and skin while you sleep so that you can wake up more refreshed and feeling your best. Allison loves to sleep with Nollapelli’s soft pillowcases and sheets, and even brings a pillowcase duo with her when she travels!
One of the most important aspects of Allison’s sleep routine is making it a goal to go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. Science has proven that waking up at the same time every day stabilizes your circadian rhythm, which should result in you naturally becoming tired at the same time every night. The Fitness Network explains that having a steady circadian rhythm helps you to be more alert, have stress-free mornings, and feel more calm and centered. However, we know this can be a challenge for many, (read here on how you can maximize your sleep cycle). Allison says she’s slowly becoming a little better at it, but still always needs to set an alarm (with enough time to hit the snooze button once or twice). And she still definitely relishes every weekend day when she can sleep until she wakes up without an alarm!
Beautiful skin is healthy skin
At Nollapelli, we believe that beautiful skin is healthy skin. This is, of course, why Allison was motivated to develop Nollapelli; sleeping on the right type of fabric is a simple anti-aging mechanism that can help keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
Another important anti-aging tactic that Allison follows is staying consistent with her established daily skincare routines, which help keep her skin healthy and looking its best. For example, always wash your face morning and night, as well as after workouts if you’re not able to shower immediately. Additionally, Allison says she’s been using Nerium day cream and night cream for the past five years in order to address both the existing and future signs of aging. She was drawn to Nerium because of the science behind the brand, the compelling before and after pictures, and the simplicity of the routine (you only need two products!). Allison loves to use brands that have developed cutting edge technologies much like Nollapelli has.
Another way to your skin healthy is by incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine every day. Always put sunscreen on in the morning and try to reapply midday if you’re going to spend time outside. You can even start keeping some in your car for those unexpected stops at the playground or sunny kids' sports games.
Beauty is more than skin deep
While we do think that following a consistent skincare routine is important for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin, we understand that beauty is more than skin deep. Attributes like being relaxed in your skin and being confident (without being boastful) go a long way towards making someone look beautiful. It’s important to remember that beauty comes in many forms and can be found in the simplest things. And there’s nothing quite as beautiful as a good night’s rest. So grab your soft Nollapelli pillowcase, and get to it!