Anti-Aging Series Tip 4: Sleep Your Way To Beautiful Skin
There really is something to be said for the “Get Your Beauty Rest” statement. Several sources indicate that between 7-9 hours of restful sleep is needed to help your skin rejuvenate each day. Sleep is when some of the most important internal recoveries can happen. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you are sleeping, and that can lead to a long list of benefits for your skin and your overall look.
YIKES! Researchers say that one night of poor sleep can cause:
Darker undereye circles
More wrinkles and fine lines
More droopy corners of the mouth
A 2017 study found that two days of sleep restriction negatively affected participant’s perceived attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness.
The benefits of a good nights sleep are endless but some of our favorites are:
Brighter, less puffy eyes
Happy and healthier appearance
Your skincare products will work better
Tips for the best sleep:
Step 1, get a full nights sleep (7-9 hours) :-)
Wash your face before sleeping
Use a moisturizer each night before bed
Keep a glass of water by your bed
Sleep on your back
Use a special soft (silk) pillowcase
Elevate your head while you sleep
Stay away from sun while you snooze
Keep this in mind: In 2019, the skin care industry will see an estimated $130 billion dollars of global sales, in the form of lotions, fillers, serums, and scrubs. But while we often spend a lot of our time layering and lasering our skin, paying attention to how we treat our skin during sleeping hours shouldn’t be overlooked.
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