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Is Beauty Sleep really a thing?

Yes. It's essential, it's free and you can claim it tonight.

Studies have established that beauty sleep is a real thing, and that sleep deprivation takes its toll on physical appearance. Skimping on sleep for even a day shows on your face. Your skin sags and loses its glow. Inadequate sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, which results in under eye bags and dark circles.

When you give your body the sleep it deserves, your body gives you the looks you deserve.

7 to 9 hours sleep is essential for your body to recover, repair the cells and rejuvenate the skin. Have you seen how your face looks when you have not got your full night's rest?

Research says that one night of poor sleep can cause:

  • hanging eyelids

  • swollen eyes

  • dark circles under the eyes

  • more wrinkles and lines on your skin

  • more droopy corners of the mouth

Two days of sleep restriction negatively affect perceived attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness.

In the last 20 years a lot of scientific research is happening in the sleep space and it has been proved that adequate sleep has innumerable benefits to health, wealth, relationships and productivity. The most visible benefits are on your looks.

Sleep is when some of the most important internal and epidermal recovery takes place!

Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself. This is true for your epidermis as much as it is for your brain or your muscles. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and your body's largest organ, your skin, rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots.

The best place to start for your skin, and for your overall health, is to get the recommended amount of rest each night.

The results of poor sleep for your skin are numerous and include:

  • skin that ages faster

  • skin that doesn’t recover as well from environmental stressors like sun exposure

  • less satisfaction with your skin quality

Embrace healthy sleep as a way to healthy skin

Your Skin Needs Sleep

Your skin is the biggest organ on your body, and it takes a lot of punishment every day.

Your skin is exposed to the changing elements and temperatures, sunshine, pollution, perfumes, and more. Plus, what you put in and on your body affects your skin, too. That goes for everything from foods, to clothing, to beauty products.

So, to keep up with everything, your skin needs sleep just as much as you do!

Sleep Increases the Human Growth Hormone

When you sleep, you are giving your body an opportunity to catch up on some awesome beauty treatments. For example, when you fall asleep, your body uses those first three hours to produce the human growth hormone. This is an important hormone for young-looking skin. That’s because it helps produce an important ingredient for healthy skin: collagen.

The human growth hormone is also important for fixing any DNA that’s been damaged. The DNA in the skin can be damaged by UV rays, as well as pollution. And sleep is when your body releases human growth hormone to counteract any of these daily damages.

We might call it “beauty sleep” but nigh sleep is a powerful source of restoration, healing, and regeneration. Beauty sleep helps you face a new day with a refreshed complexion and healthy skin.

Adequate Sleep Keeps Cortisol Levels Down

In your last three hours of snoozing, the stress hormone, cortisol decreases, which is wonderful for your skin. When you don’t sleep enough and cortisol levels increase, you can suffer from inflammation.

In skin terms, this means that important proteins will break apart and it will mean less smooth-looking skin. Inflammation can also lead to skin outbreaks and make your skin look older.

Instead, when your cortisol levels are low, your skin and muscles relax and this helps your face look refreshed and ready to go.

Here’s another important reason why you should keep cortisol levels low with ample sleep. Too much cortisol – too much stress in the body – will mean your body won’t produce as much collagen in the skin. Collagen helps your skin feel smooth, plump, firm and healthy. Without collagen, your skin will end up with more wrinkles. It is said that 5 hours of sleep can produce twice as many wrinkles as 7 hours of sleep.

As you can see, within an eight-hour sleep cycle, your body is hard at work to raise certain hormones and lower others. This restores and rejuvenates your skin. Without sound sleep, your skin suffers.

Not Enough Sleep = Dry Skin

Does your face ever feel dry and tight when you’ve been up for too long?

This makes perfect sense when you consider that you sweat a lot at night. All this perspiration helps your body hydrate your skin. Plus, when you get enough sleep, your skin has an easier time holding water, which allows for supple skin.

No One Wants Sleep-Deprived Eyes

Everyone knows that when you’re sleep deprived, the skin under your eyes gives it all away. That’s because when you don’t sleep enough, circulation in your face isn’t as good. That’s because the blood vessels under your eyes dilate.

Duller Skin Without Enough Sleep

When you skimp on beauty sleep, there’s less blood circulation in your face. This can lead to dull, pale skin.

Weight Loss Is Easier with Beauty Sleep

We know that your body works to replenish and heal itself by producing or decreasing important hormones while you sleep. Did you know that getting enough sleep will increase hormones that help you feel less hungry? People who get enough sleep have an easier time losing weight.

Sleep Helps Your Body Detox

It might seem like you’re not doing anything when you sleep. But sleep is actually a very active time for your body. Your liver is busy removing toxins from the body. If you cut your sleep short, your liver won’t be able to detoxify your body as well.

But your body’s smart and knows that it can’t keep toxins inside it for long. So, what happens? Your body tries to push them out through your skin. And as you can imagine, this can damage your skin.

Beauty sleep is a bit misleading. It’s actually a very busy time for your body to restore, heal and replenish important hormones and detoxify. Help your body do this important work by getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. You’ll look and feel beautiful when you do.

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