With lives that are overfull with activities there are a microscopic few who actually manage to get the required hours of Z’s. Groggy morning eyes have changed the expression ‘Early to bed and early to rise’ to ‘Late to bed and very early to rise’! But while we skimp on our sleep do we really understand the implications it has on our skin health?
What does Science say? Research shows that sleeping well not only gives you enough energy to last through your daily hectic schedule but also takes you a step closer to flawless skin. While we do a lot to give our system the required boost by exercising, meditating , spa visiting , eating right and buying the latest revolutionary skin care product, a good night’s sleep is lot more effective than all these therapies together. Sleeping gives your skin the periodic boost that it needs to rejuvenate itself. The restoration process of our body kicks into gear only when we fall asleep. The entire healing and skin repairing happens when you are in the land of dreams. Our skin cells regenerate at a faster rate in sleep. Since the temperature of our body is slightly higher at night, the blood flow to the skin is also higher making it a perfect time to slather on the moisturizer or skin nourisher.
What does less of sleep do? When your waking hours are long and extended the first signs begin to show on your skin. You start getting dark circles and puffy eyes, pallid, gaunt and dull skin, your acne aggravates, there is an increase in inflammatory cytokines causing skin flare ups, there is an increased chance of obesity, an early onset of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Most of the people troubled by raccoon eyes suffer from lack of sleep. Many beauty models and celebrities agree unanimously on the importance of eight hours of sleep for looking good.
Have you heard of a power nap? Getting enough sleep is easier said than done. If you find eight hours of sleep impossible to fit into your sleep schedule, try out power naps. Power naps give your system and your skin the boost that it needs to function right. A fifteen minute power nap will make you feel relaxed, stress free and completely rejuvenated.
Get the most out of your skin care routine by sleeping well. A good night’s sleep will make your pricey night cream do its job faster and better-you will wake up to a glowing and nourished complexion.
Be Happy In Your Skin:)