We all have heard and probably said, "I need to get my beauty sleep," but what does that mean. Does lack of sleep affect your skin and your body? The answer is yes. Not only does not getting enough sleep negatively affect your body, but it also decreases the moisture levels in your skin, which is why your skin looks less youthful and has less of a glow.
What if I told you one of the biggest secrets to better skin is as simple as getting enough rest. Our body never stops working, especially while we are asleep. There is a lot of research and science behind the "beauty sleep" concept. Sleep is when some of the most critical internal and epidermal recovery takes place. Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself.
Impact on your Skin?
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and if not, your skin can become quite dry and start to lose elasticity and develop wrinkles. Women who have slept well have a 30% greater skin barrier than women who have slept poorly.
Benefits of Sleep
- Fewer wrinkles: Our skin makes new collagen while we sleep.
- Brighter, less puffy eyes: Puffy eyes are the first thing we notice with lack of sleep. Stay -hydrated and elevate your head to reduce swelling.
- A glowing complexion: Your body boosts blood flow while sleeping, which means you wake up with a healthy glow.
- Your products work better: Your skin focuses on repairing itself while you sleep, especially since it is not defending against the sun and free radicals like during the day.
Now that we know that you need to sleep, do not forget your skin care regimen before bed. Always the first step is to cleanse your face from all of the day's pore-clogging irritants; this can cause large pores, dry skin, rashes, infection, and acne outbreaks.
It's imperative to develop a skincare routine that focuses on moisturizing and regenerating your skin. You want to support and maximize the skin's renewal process and impart plenty of moisture to compensate for nightly water loss.
Ingredients such as retinol and hyaluronic acid should be applied to clean skin in the evening to help accelerate the skin's repair functions as you sleep. Retinol, such as our Encapsulated Oligopeptide Serum, boosts collagen production and encourages epidermal cell renewal. At the same time, hyaluronic acid in our Hexapeptide Revitalizing Serum deeply hydrates skin, reducing the effects of overnight water loss. You will also want to opt for a creamier moisturizer for nighttime. Our most popular is Lipid-Primrose Intense Creme or Barrier Protection Balm.
Now be sure to hydrate, complete your nightly skincare regimen, and get your beauty sleep. Wake up glowing, refreshed, and ready for the new day.
—and if anyone ask, yes beauty sleep is a real thing!