“I need my beauty sleep” is more than just a figure of speech. If you have ever questioned, “Can getting the right hours of sleep benefit my skin?” The Answer is YES. The term beauty sleep gives its name actual meaning. Science has proven if you get a healthy amount of sleep every day you will be open to beautifying powers, especially in anti-aging.
You read right… dreaming about Brad Pitt isn’t the only thing that’s going on. While you’re snoozing, your body starts to produce HGH, which is a growth hormone that repairs and regenerates tissues including the skin. It also restores the damage it’s been exposed to through-out the day including stress, pollution, UV Rays etc. Our skin uses its energy to protect itself from these environmental pollution's during the day, but with the right amount of ZZZ’s (7-9 hours) your organs can properly heal and rejuvenate the skin at night especially when making new collagen which only occurs when you’re asleep. On Web MD, according to Patricia Wexler, MD, a dermatologist in New York. “More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle. Only getting 5 hours of sleep a night can lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping 7 would. It also leaves skin drier, which can make lines more visible.”
Not only can lack of beauty sleep lead to skin aging. It can result to losing hair, puffy eyes, and cause our facial expressions to frown which naturally happen with lack of sleep. If the zombie look is not the look for you, then sleep! Additionally, you will look energized and glowing. You’ll be thanking your beauty sleep for the appearance of your skin just by getting the right hours of sleep in every night.
You can also turn to natural skincare products that can enhance rejuvenating the skin while you sleep. AgaveSpa Skincare’s Anti-Aging line is made with powerful ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid which keeps your skin hydrated and increases even more collagen production while catching your ZZZ’s.
Another benefit from beauty sleep is that skincare products can actually work better. Dr. Wexler’s studies show that “Your skin can focus on repairing itself while you sleep, since it isn’t defending itself from sun and free radicals (harmful molecules from the environment). Blood flow is also more consistent, and this helps your skin benefit from the flesh-repairing ingredients in your beauty products, Wexler says.”
If you have a hard time falling asleep or think you don’t have enough time here are some tips to get the most out of rejuvenating during beauty sleep!
- Keep a consistent bed time schedule.
- Turn off all electronic devices 30 minutes prior to your beauty sleep
- Establish a bedtime beauty regimen to remove make-up and cleanse your face.
- Apply an Anti-Aging serum to prevent fine lines
- Moisturize with a natural product containing hyaluronic acid to retain moisture.
- Turn off all lights. Sleeping in an all dark room will promote melatonin in your brain.