Beauty sleep is very real and it refers to how our skin and body begin to heal themselves from the day. When we enter deep sleep, our body enters recovery mode and produces growth hormones. These growth hormones create new cells that help heal our skin from any damage done during the day.
Here are three beauty benefits of getting enough rest.
1. Fewer Wrinkles
Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. It is part of the repair process. More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle.
Only getting 5 hours 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.
2. A Glowing Complexion
Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you snooze, which means you wake to a healthy glow. Skimp on sleep and your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless.
Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face. Skin becomes dull, and you don’t get that glow and brightness anymore.
3. More benefits from your pm skincare routine
The deeper layers of your skin are working at night to repair damage from the environmental stressors they encounter all day long. Your skin is also working to build new collagen, which keeps your skin firm and smooth. This is why you really want to choose your nighttime products strategically to optimize your skin’s recovery during those restful, restorative hours.
How many hours are necessary for beauty sleep?
When it comes to snoozing, the magic number falls around eight hours of rest per night, but it’s not only the amount of sleep that matters, but the quality of our rest too. Not all sleep is equally restorative. REM sleep happens at some point in the middle of the night, so rather than hitting the snooze button on weekends, go to bed earlier and waking up at the same time every morning.
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