Beauty sleep – All you need to know about it and how you can get it

Beauty sleep – All you need to know about it and how you can get it

Sleep is critical to every organ of the body, including skin, because skin never sleeps. It's true that the bedroom is where the magic happens. And by magic, we mean biological miracles, where the simple act of sleep can help heal itself from the day. This forms the basis of “beauty sleep”, for the science of sleep proves that some of the most important recovery processes take place during shut-eye.
Read on to learn more about what beauty sleep is, the cost of a bad night's sleep, and the benefits on catching up on your zzz's.

How much beauty sleep do you need?

According to the national sleep foundation, adults should be getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night. If you're getting less than six, you will likely notice the impact on more than just your mood.

How poor sleep can affect appearance?

It is well known that sleep deprivation can have remarkable effects on weight, mental health, and immunity, the effects of insufficient sleep on skin and beauty are less understood.

We've all experienced a bad night's sleep and noticed afterwards how our skin may be looking blotchy or pale. Sleep deprivation can cause stress, which can impair collagen quality and lead to breakouts. That's because skin uses sleep to heal itself and we don't get enough of it, we can see the effects. People who suffer from poor sleep on a regular basis can be less attractive, they suffer from accelerated intrinsic aging and are dissatisfied with their physical appearance and have low self-esteem.

7 benefits of beauty sleep:

We've tackled the impact of a bad night's sleep, let's go over some of the positives of getting the beauty rest you deserve. Here are some benefits of catching up on your zzz's:

  • Fewer wrinkles:

When you sleep, blood flow to the epidermis increases. This is when your skin begins to rebuild and produce new collagen, which helps skin prevent sagging, aging and wrinkles.

  • Beauty tip: Consider purchasing “Anti-aging concentrate treatment - facial delight cream”. It's a rich anti-aging concentrate that smoothes wrinkles and brings moisture, youth and firmness to the skin.

  • De-Puffed eyes:

Dark circles can be a real nightmare, they can feel impossible to get rid of. Eye creams didn't help? well, maybe you should take a closer look at your sleep habits. Try to sleep on your back with a few pillows under your head. This elevation will improve blood flow and help prevent blood from pooling under your eyes.

  • Easy weight loss:

Less sleep means higher levels of guerlin – also known as the “hunger hormone” - is a hormone that stimulates appetite, promotes fat storage, and can cause you to eat more. Your lack of sleep could be sabotaging your weight loss journey. Eat light and healthy before bed. Eating heavy meals before bed can encourage weight gain.

  • Healthier skin:

During the day, skin cells are in defense mode, working hard to ward off environmental aggressors like UV rays, free radicals and pollution, as well as the mental and emotional stress of work, and daily tasks that can take its toll on your regenerative cycle as a whole. When the sun goes down, your systems can let their guard down only to naturally switch to an active regeneration mode on an internal and epidermal level. During sleep, the skin heals itself from the environmental stressors it was exposed to during the day. Not enough sleep can prevent your skin from fully healing.

  • Fewer breakouts:

Whether they are hormonal or stress related, pimples can be such pain in the back, making it hard to be confident in your own skin. Poor sleep can lead to increased stress hormones and a poor hormonal background, which leads to breakouts. Also don't forget to clean your pillowcase at least once a week to get rid of any bacteria and lingerie makeup.

  • Happy mood:

The better you sleep, the happier you'll be. Sleep can affect your mood as well as your social interactions, your day all of a sudden feels harder and the tasks on your plate can feel impossible to complete due to lack of sleep.

  • Increased self-esteem:

Good sleepers have a significantly better perception of their appearance and physical attractiveness compared to those who slept poorly.

Tips on How to get more beautiful sleep

  • Create a relaxing bed time routine
  • Wash your face before bed
  • Clean sheets regularly
  • Eat hydrating foods
  • Skip slaty snacks
  • Keep up with skincare
  • Create a zen sleep environment (tip: use the pillow mist: “cotton caress” and a reed diffuser “a spring in Marrakech” to enhance your sleep. Never underestimate the power of aromatherapy)