Getting enough well-rested beauty sleep every night is critical – not only for your overall health, but also in keeping your skin looking supreme! Aim for 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night in order to look your Hollywood best.
Here are 5 reasons why you need your beauty sleep. There is also insight to be gained on some possible skin related issues that you may have been dumbfounded about before.
#1 Dark circles
First sign of not enough sleep: dark circles underneath your eyes. When you don’t have proper steady blood flow, dark circles form as blood collects under the eyes; this darkness becomes visible because the skin around the eyes is paper thin.
#2 Dull skin
When you sleep your body allows for steady blood flow – giving your skin a healthy glow. However, with sleep deprivation, your skin becomes dull from lack of proper blood flow. Thus, you must SLEEP! Otherwise, prepare to say ‘goodbye’ to those rosy cheeks!
#3 Dry and acne prone skin
Lack of sleep leads to an imbalance in your skin’s natural pH levels. This pH imbalance results in your skin not producing enough moisture that it desperately needs. This unevenness in skin moisture then leaves skin prone to acne breakouts.
#4 Aging skin
Studies show that lack of sleep accelerates skin aging – your skin becomes less efficient in repairing itself. Furthermore, sleep deprivation leads to a reduced amount of collagen production, which is the building block for skin repair. Thus, lack of collagen leads to the skin becoming less elastic and more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
#5 Products are not as effective
When you’re in dreamland, your skin works to repair itself. Thus, it is not fighting to protect from free radicals or the sun. As you sleep, your blood flow becomes more consistent, thus, your skin absorbs and benefits more from the ingredients in your skincare products. So when you’re sleep deprived, your products will simply not work as well.
There you have it!
You now have another important reason why you should get more beauty rest – as well as why they call it “beauty rest”. Thus, get your daily sleep to look your best and to feel refreshed!
What’s your best tip for falling asleep when counting sheep simply no longer works? Let us know in the comment section below.