You most probably already know the benefits that good sleep has on your energy level, mood, and general wellbeing. What you might not know is the influence that your quality of sleep has on the quality of your skin. A good night’s sleep can lead to better skin, just as lack of sleep can lead to diminishing the quality of your skin.
When you’re deprived of sleep, the body produces more cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone.” When the levels of cortisol begin to elevate, stress and inflammation begin to rise with it, which has a direct effect on the skin. The visible consequences could be swollen eye lids, darkened under-eye circles, paler skin, more wrinkles, and fine lines.
The good news is there’s a reason why they call it “Beauty sleep.” Some of the beauty benefits of sleeping well include fewer wrinkles, as skin generates new collagen during sleep, which helps prevent sagging. Your skin will also begin to glow brighter, as your body boosts blood flow to the skin when you sleep. Additionally, you will have a healthier and happier appearance when you’re well rested, as a lack of sleep causes the corners of your mouth to droop and create subtle differences in the overall appearance of your face.
If that’s not enough to convince you to invest more time in sleep, your beauty products, such as our Natural Revitalizer, will work even better if you are well rested. Since your blood flow is more stable when you sleep well, your skin will better receive and benefit from the flesh-restoring ingredients in our products.
To get the best night’s sleep, we suggest to get the full recommended sleep time of 7-9 hours every night. Also, wash your face before snoozing. This will enhance healthy blood flow and remove all the extra dirt, oil, and/or makeup which could be absorbed throughout the night. Lastly, elevate your head. This has been tested and proved to help with acid reflux, nasal drip and snoring, which leads to better sleep. Elevation will also help healthy blood flow, preventing the blood from “pooling” in the face, which will lessen bags under the eyes.
Click on below link to read an article by Alaska Sleep Clinic (Hines, J. (06/29/2018) Beauty sleep is real! How lack of sleep is ruining your skin. Alaska Sleep Education Center). We hope you will find this delightful resource informing and educational.
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