Sleep benefits your appearance
If your beauty routine doesn’t include 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly, you’re missing out on the most natural and cost-effective means of maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance. Getting less than 6 hours of quality sleep each night will leave telltale signs in as few as 2 days and all the lotions, potions and camouflage you have on hand won’t be able to hide your lack of sleep. Quality sleep benefits your skin’s appearance in ways you just can’t get out of a jar, a tonic, or make-up.
Nature’s Skin Rescue
Our bodies repair themselves while we sleep and when it comes to that sleep benefitting our skin, the results can be seen in as little as a day. Because skin makes new collagen during sleep, you’ll begin to see less sagging – your skin will appear plumper and you’ll notice fewer wrinkles.
Sleep also increases blood flow to the skin surrounding your face; helping to turn dull, lifeless skin into a rosy, glowing complexion. This increased blood flow benefits hair growth as well by making it possible for hair follicles to access vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals…so look forward to fewer bad hair days too.
No more Tired, Swollen, Droopy…
Of all the adjectives you don’t want applied to your looks! Are you plagued by puffy eyes, dark eye circles, droopy mouth corners, dry or wrinkled skin? All of these lack-of-sleep indicators signal to others that you are tired, and tired people just don’t inspire confidence. In fact, a 2017 study showed that two days of sleep restriction negatively affected participant’s perceived attractiveness, and even trustworthiness.
More importantly, seeing these sleep deprivation effects in the mirror can erode your self-image, causing you to feel downright depressed. The good news is you can quickly begin to look healthier and feel happier just by improving your sleep!
Rx for Puffy Eyes
Puffy eyes are perhaps the most recognized indicator of poor sleep and can be the easiest to correct. Start by adding 1-3 hours of additional sleep each night. Then boost the benefits of getting your extra Zzzz’s by staying better hydrated during the day and increasing the elevation of your pillows to reduce swelling – you’ll be surprised to see how fast the puffiness disappears.
Ensure your “Products” get results
Lack of sleep often leads to increased stress by raising cortisol levels throughout the body which causes inflammation. This can result in hair loss and premature aging of the skin, as well as skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
A successful beauty regimen begins with always getting your 7-9 hours of sleep – this will ensure your body has the time it requires to replenish its cells before applying that oh so fabulous night cream. Think of it as preparing your canvas; much the same as using the correct makeup foundation before applying shadow, blush and liners.
Look to sleep as your Fountain of Youth! Those extra Zzzz’s will help in maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance so that you wake up more rested… and more beautiful as soon as tomorrow!