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How to Improve Your Beauty Sleep and Wake Up with Oh-So-Fresh Skin

How to Improve Your Beauty Sleep and Wake Up with Oh-So-Fresh Skin

Have you ever noticed that after just a few nights of good sleep, you can’t help but check your skin out in everything and anything that catches your reflection? We’re talking car wing mirrors, shop windows, and even elevator buttons with no shame whatsoever.  

It turns out Sleeping Beauty was onto something as while we sleep, our skin goes into healing mode to repair and revive the skin, but there’s a catch. The less sleep we get, the less efficient the skin is during this process. For the skin’s cells to perform at their best, 7-9 hours of sleep every night is needed for the full benefits of beauty sleep – a very reasonable excuse for hitting the snooze button.

For those nights where you’re tossing and turning and losing out on precious minutes, try adding our beauty sleep hacks to your bedtime routine for the skin of dreams, but IRL. Ready, set, sleep!

Try a Rollerball Oil

Rollerball oils are a safer option than candles if you don’t trust yourself to blow them out before you fall asleep. Simply apply to pulse points and temples to experience tranquillity and set you up for a good night’s sleep. They’re perfectly safe to leave on your skin as you snooze, so you can fully embrace and sink into the sleepiness.

What’s more, rollerball oils are compact in size and typically hold 10ml so you can take them with you anywhere, including your carry on when you’re travelling abroad if you struggle to get your beauty sleep in different time zones.  

Rollerball Oil – Sleep 10ML - £16

Loaded with lavender oil, Tutti London Rollerball Oil will help to calm the central nervous system and promote slow-wave sleep (or deep sleep) so you can have longer, better quality beauty sleep. Why settle for fewer Z’s than you have to? 

Take a Warm Bath Right Before Bed

In case you needed another reason to run a bubble bath, taking a bath right before you go to bed can help you to have a good night’s sleep. At night our body temperature naturally drops, signalling the production of the sleeping hormone called melatonin. High levels of melatonin in your body let it know it’s time to switch off.

A warm bath before bed will raise your body temperature, but when you leave the tub, it’ll dramatically drop as you cool down. This will kickstart melatonin production sooner, so you’ll feel sleepier earlier and get more beauty sleep.

Sleep Set - £34

Our Sleep Set includes Tutti London Sleep Hand & Body Wash and Sleep Hand & Body Lotion, rich in vitamin E and pure essential lavender oil to elevate your bath time for a good night’s sleep.

Start by squirting 3-5 drops of the body wash into your tub as you run your bath for lavender fragranced bubbles with aromatherapy benefits. Once you’re in, gently lather it on your skin from head to toe. To keep the scent lingering until you fall asleep, apply the body lotion after drying off. 

Thoroughly Cleanse Your Skin

 Falling asleep with your makeup on is never a good idea, but if you really want to improve your beauty sleep, it’s a hard no. Thoroughly cleansing your skin will remove any makeup, dirt, bacteria, and pollution, allowing your skin to breathe whilst you sleep.

When impurities get trapped inside the skin, they can lead to congestion, acne, premature ageing, and dryness, giving your skin more work to do during your beauty sleep. Making sure you cleanse your skin properly will cut down the workload, and let it focus on repairing skin concerns that can’t be fixed with a thorough cleanse such as sun damage.

Cleansing Balm 50G - £24

Lighten your skin’s load without straining yourself with our soft, buttery Cleansing Balm that’ll melt makeup and impurities right off your skin. Formulated with skin-friendly ingredients such as pure essential oils, organic plant extracts, and vitamin E, it’s suitable for each and every skin type, so no one has to miss out on the benefits of beauty sleep.

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5 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Skin Barrier

Beautiful skin begins with taking care of your skin’s barrier. Without a strong protective barrier between your inner layers of skin and environmental stressors such as UV rays, pollution, and bacteria, everything else you do will be in vain. So, you know, it’s a pretty big deal. 

But how do you know if you have a healthy skin barrier or not? We’re glad you asked. Basically, whenever your skin is acting out, you can consider your skin’s barrier compromised. Dry skin, acne, irritation, and itchiness are all common signs to look out for.  

Whether you’ve experienced these symptoms before or not, it’s a good idea to strengthen your skin’s barrier as it doesn’t get a weekend off to party like we do. Protecting your skin is a full-time job, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning it’s always at risk. So, here are our top 5 ways to help maintain a healthy skin barrier that’ll preserve all your hard work.

1. Use a Gentle Face Wash

 Using a harsh face wash will strip your skin of natural oils that help to keep it moisturised and strengthen the skin’s barrier. Now, you may not be a fan of oils (shoutout to oily skin types!), but without them, moisture levels will dramatically drop, and the skin will become dry and irritated – aka a weakened skin barrier.

Rose Face Wash - £18 

Tutti London Rose Face Wash is one of our favourite products to strengthen the skin’s barrier as it heals and prevents future damage. Rose and neroli waters soothe irritation, reduce redness, and treat infections, while their antioxidant properties protect skin cells and regenerate skin tissues over time. It also features papaya extracts, a natural exfoliant, for gentle daily exfoliation to bring newer, stronger skin cells to the surface and fortify a healthy skin barrier.

2. Avoid Hot Showers and Finish with Cool Water  

Taking hot showers is a sure way to wash off those natural oils we just talked about. So, to strengthen your skin’s barrier, opt for a lukewarm shower followed by cool water at the end. Hear us out, even if you just shivered on the spot.

As we shower, the warmth opens our pores, which allows us to give them a deeper clean. But before you jump out of the shower, you’ll want to close your pores again, otherwise, they’ll attract all kinds of bad bacteria which can compromise the skin’s barrier. Repeat after us: “A cold rinse a day will keep the bacteria away”.

3. Quit the Aggressive Towel Drying

We get it, if you have a thorough skincare routine (and we hope that you do), you might want to speed it up, especially if you’re that late friend. But rubbing and tugging at your skin full speed ahead after it’s just been cleansed and/or exfoliated can easily irritate the skin. 

To maintain a healthy skin barrier, you should gently pat a soft cloth onto your skin until it’s fully dry to avoid unnecessary friction

Tutti London Muslin Cloths (Pack of 2) - £8

Tutti London Muslin Cloths are made of the highest quality organic cotton to cuddle your skin with softness. After the very first use, you’ll no longer be in a rush to skip to the next step as you slow down to enjoy the act of drying your face with our cloud-like muslin cloths. *Texts friends to say you’re going to be even later*. 

 4. Swap Your Moisturiser for a Face Cream

Dry skin is vulnerable skin, so to achieve a healthy skin barrier, moisturising the skin is essential. You probably already have a moisturiser, but we recommend switching it out for a face cream instead. Creams have a thicker consistency and form a tougher shield across the skin to better hold onto moisture and prevent water loss throughout the day.  

Walnut Oil Cream 60ML - £32

With our Walnut Oil Cream, you can finally kiss goodbye to dry flakes and strengthen the skin’s barrier. Craved by seriously dry skin, this face cream is loaded with long-lasting moisture that won’t budge no matter your plans.

The strengthening formula features walnut and macadamia oils to hydrate the skin, minimise water loss, and protect against environmental stress. Plus, spilanthes extract, pumpkin and red raspberry seeds combined with pseudo collagen work to tighten and firm the skin whilst supporting collagen production.


5. Massage Your Face

Yup, you can really massage your way to a healthy skin barrier. But how? Well, a facial massage boosts blood circulation. By increasing blood circulation in the face, more essential nutrients can reach the skin’s cells, strengthening the skin’s barrier from the inside out. 

Gua Sha In Rose Quartz - £21

Every skincare routine calls for a cutesy, heart-shaped facial massage tool. Tutti London Gua Sha is made from the highest quality rose quartz for ultimate relaxation. Sculpted to fit any face shape, it’ll boost circulation, sculpt and tone the face, and help to drain toxins from the skin (known as lymphatic drainage if you’re feeling fancy).

Bonus Tip: Use our Gua Sha with our Walnut Oil Serum to ease friction and increase product absorption.

 

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6 Mother’s Day Gifts New Mums Will Obsess Over

If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for your friend, sister, partner, or even colleague that’s just had a baby in time for Mother’s Day, you’re exactly where you need to be. When you don't know what to get a new mum, you're probably guilty of playing it safe and showing up with more gifts for the baby.

Even though these gifts are useful (because you can never have enough nappies), you also want to treat their mums - they're the ones who just gave birth after all. So, we’ve created a short and sweet list of the top 6Mother’s Day gifts for new mums with goodies to spoil them both.

1.     Non-GMO Candle - Sleep 120G - £22 

New mum = no sleep. We don't make the rules. We’re kicking off our Mother's Day gift guide with a non-GMO soy wax candle infused with lavender oil to relax your mind and body, so you can fall into a deep sleep while it’s your hubby’s turn to be on baby watch. Formulated with soy wax for a clean burn, and a subtle scent that won't overpower your home, our candle is kinder to you and your baby – talk about athoughtful gift!

2.     Tutti Baby Gift Box Set - £45

 If she’s determined not to sacrifice luxuries as a new mum, even when it comes to baby products, the Tutti Baby Gift Box Set was basically made for her. In this luxurious gift box, you’ll discover a selection of first Mother’s Day gifts including Tutti London Muslin Cloths (pack of 2), Organic Baby Wash Fragranced 200ML, Organic Baby Wash Unfragranced 200ML, and Organic Nappy Balm 50G. Each product is beautifully packaged with neutral tones to be displayed, so you don’t have to panic and hide them anywhere they’ll fit when you have visitors. As fun as it is trying to find them again when your guests leave, you’d probably rather nap instead. 

3.     Uplift Hand & Body Lotion – 200ML - £18

 Our Uplift Hand & Body Lotion is ideal for hardworking hands that haven’t stopped moving since having a baby. This thoughtful first Mother’s Day gift also doubles up as a body lotion, so the goodness doesn't have to stop at the hands. Geranium, rosewood, and rosemary essential oils nourish your skin and lift your mood, so you're ready for whatever surprises your little one has in store. 

4.     Tutti Baby Organic Baby Wash Fragranced 200ML - £15

You know how we always say it's "as soft as baby's skin" for anything that's seriously soft? Well, to keep your baby’s skin oh-so-soft, you’ll want to use a baby wash that softens the skin whilst locking in moisture. Next up in our selection of Mother’s Day gifts for new mums is our Organic Baby Wash Fragranced with myrrh, which does exactly that. The gentle formula melts into the skin, making bath time easier and more enjoyable for you both. 

5.     Rose Face Oil - £45

 Sure, roses are nice, but when she’s got a million (no exaggeration) other things to do as a new mum, topping up the water in the vase will be low on her priority list. So, one of our favourite first Mother’s Day gifts is Tutti London Rose Face Oil. In a pretty pink and gold bottle, that she can admire for a lot longer than a bouquet of roses, is pure rose absolute extract, bisabolol, and marshmallow root. This combination of ingredients soothes, clears, nourishes, and helps fight wrinkles on all skin types. As it tackles multiple skin concerns in just one formula, you’ll score double points with new mums short on time (so, like, all of them!). 

6.     Rose Edit Gift Set - £85 

Our Rose Edit Gift Set is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for new mums in need of TLC who aren’t quite ready to step into the real world for a facial. Using Tutti London Rose Face Wash, Toner, Face Oil, and Rose Quartz Gua Sha, you can create a spa-like experience from the comfort of your home, just meters from your baby's crib - no withdrawals necessary!

As someone new to motherhood, you’ll be glad to hear your skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective, as juggling an 11-step skincare routine with a baby in your hands isn’t exactly ideal. With our Rose Edit Gift Set, you can beautify your skin in only 4 steps all before your baby wakes up. Sometimes less ismore.

 

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