Sleep is one of the most crucial aspects for healthy looking skin and feeling good on the inside. Getting between 8-10 hours a night is ideal. If you’re getting under 6 hours it can affect your appearance, your energy levels and your immune system. This is why beauty sleep is so important for your skin….
Your amazing skin creates new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle and that’s all part of the repair process and as a result of getting those vital hours of sleep.
If you are only getting 5 hours a night this can quite surprisingly lead to twice as many fine lines as if you were sleeping for 7 hours! On top of this, it also leaves skin drier, which is likely to make lines more visible.
A GLOWING COMPLEXION
Whilst you sleep, your body provides your skin with blood to nourish the cells. If you miss out on vital Zzzzz’s*, your skin can become
drab and lifeless as the blood isn’t reaching the skin.
This also stops you getting those lovely rosy cheeks! Your skin repairs itself when you sleep since it isn’t working hard protecting you from the elements and free radicals.
It also loses a lot more water at night than it does during the day so using a rich cream before bed is a great way to keep all the moisture in. Have you tried our lovely hydrating organic face cream with rosehip seed oil to keep skin moist and supple?
BRIGHTER, LESS PUFFY EYES
Ever had dark circles under your eyes after you have not had enough sleep?
Puffy and dark eyes are one of the first things we notice in the mornings. If you get enough sleep, the skin around your eyes will repair itself.
Be sure to drink enough water throughout the day and try elevating your head with an extra pillow to reduce swelling.
Here are some ways to ensure you get the best quality sleep!
Drinking a cup of a herbal tea before bed is a great way to calm down and also hydrate your body and skin. This replaces the water we lose from our skin during the night.
Try chamomile for relaxing aromas, antibacterial properties and to soothe your muscles.
Having a relaxing and calm environment to rest in is very important for good quality sleep. Try to keep technology separate from the bedroom and switching off phones and laptops. Keeping clutter at bay can also relax the mind and keep everything calm and organised. In terms of scent, using lavender or cedarwood oil in a vaporiser is a very powerful way of turning your space into a sleep sanctuary.
Try some light meditation or yoga before bedtime to calm the senses, relax the body and distress the mind. Keeping away from technology can help declutter your mind from too much information.
How do you like to de-stress and relax before you sleep?