Sleep benefits the way you look.
If your beauty regimen doesn’t include 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly, you’re missing out in more ways than one. That’s because the most natural and cost-effective means of maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance, just happens to be a good night’s sleep! Only one of the many reasons you should make sleep part of your beauty routine...
It’s startling how quickly losing sleep takes a toll on our appearance. In fact, 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 these sleep benefits include improved skin appearance. Skin makes new collagen during sleep, so 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. This helps turn dull, lifeless skin into a rosy, glowing complexion. The increased blood flow also benefits hair growth by making it possible for hair follicles to access vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals. So, you can look forward to fewer bad hair days as well.
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. Next, boost the benefits of getting your extra ZZ’s by staying better hydrated during the day. Then, increase 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. It may also cause 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 you apply that oh so fabulous night cream.
Think of it as preparing your canvas. It’s 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 ZZ’s will help in maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance so that you wake up more rested… and more beautiful as soon as tomorrow!
Is Noise keeping you awake?
Of all the things that interfere with our sleep, noise can be the most frustrating. From leaky faucets—to snoring partners—to restless mind-chatter, it’s a sleep destroyer. Don’t let it ruin your beauty sleep! Relax your mind and tune out the racket with SoundOff sleep earbuds. You’ll love what you can’t hear.
Until next time…
Sleep well and be well.