Getting good night sleep is essential not only for an exciting and productive day, but to keep your skin healthy and young. It is an essential aspect of maintaining that young glow on your skin. It’s no surprise that the “beauty sleep” is in fact meant to preserve your beauty. Not sleeping the right amount of hours every night can greatly affect the aging cycle as well as accelerate the acquisition of wrinkles.
Sleeping is part of the human daily cycle. It is a period of time when our body, mind, and skin take a break from activity and rejuvenate. In todays world we have gotten so active and interconnected that we only wish to stay awake for 24 hours. Sadly, a lot of people suffer from sleeping disorders so it makes it even harder for them to take care of their skin due to sleep deprivation. Sleep has an effect on our mood, memory, stress-levels, and most importantly our appearance.
When we sleep our bodies a renewing the body in many ways from cells, dead skin, and processing brain memory. There are two main sleeping states, which are pretty straight forward, REM and Non-Rem. Non-Rem is usually when you are taking a short nap and are able to still be aware of your surroundings. REM on the other hand is when we are dreaming and our body is functioning in a very different rate than usual. These two states are important to recognize because they are both important for your beauty.
There are studies that prove that women who did not get a good night sleep are more prone to acquire wrinkles and fine lines. Not sleeping enough can be a direct cause of an uneven skin tone and even reduced elasticity. Conversely, Women who did get the right amount of sleep where able to recover from sunburns faster and reduce the inflammation on their skin. Beauty sleep is a key aspect of taking care of your skin. Deprivation of sleep will increase the aging process, something many of us want to avoid.
There are many things you can do to make sure you receive the quality sleep. One thing is to avoid any type of work in bed in order to prevent the mind from associating resting place with work. Also, sleeping with dark curtains to shut out any type of sunlight that can disturb your eyes and/or body temperature. Keep in mind that your bed is a place to rest your head and relax, it should be to your preference and liking.
In case you end up having a long night and not sleeping the right amount of time, you can always take a nap. Taking a 20-30 minute nap can help your mind recover and your skin rejuvenate for the time it missed the night before. Naps are a great picker upper in the middle of the day and can increase your productivity. So start taking your sleep seriously, after all it is what’s making you beautiful.