We’ve always heard about Beauty Sleep and tell people we need it. But did we ever know it was actually a real thing? Well surprise ladies, IT IS and we DO need it!
But why? Well, we are about to tell you!
Fewer Wrinkles. Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. 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- no thank you!
A Glowing Complexion. ( which we all want) 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.
Brighter, Less Puffy Eyes. Chances are, you’ve had dark circles or bags under your eyes after a night of too few Zzz’s. Stay well-hydrated and elevate your head with an extra pillow at night, too. That can also help reduce swelling. WHO KNEW!
Healthier, Fuller Hair. Hair loss, breakage, damage, and even growth can all be affected by lack of sleep, Hair follicles (where hair growth begins) gain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from blood flow. Since blood flow decreases when we’re short on shut-eye
Happier, Healthier Appearance. Being short on sleep can cause the corners of your mouth to droop, making you look sadder than you do after a good night’s rest. Red, swollen eyes, dark circles, sagging eyelids, and paler skin can also signal to others that you’re exhausted. People who don't get enough rest are also seen as less healthy than when they’re rested.
Products Work Better. 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. Skin also loses more water when you sleep than it does during the day. Apply a creamier moisturizer before bed and drink plenty of water during the day to help your complexion stay hydrated overnight.