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Six Reasons Sleep Is Good For Your Skin!

Six Reasons Sleep Is Good For Your Skin!
Grace Walker
Writer and expert2 years ago
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Are you still trying to catch up on the sleep you lost over the festive period? Well, when it comes to our beauty routines, sleep may be the best remedy for our skin...

Not many of us need to be told more than once to have a lie-in, but the truth is, not enough people get enough sleep! We all know that good quality sleep is essential to make us feel more energised, but there are plenty more reasons it's so important for our skin.

Are there beauty benefits to getting a good night's sleep? Let’s find out…

Six Benefits Of Sleep That Make Slumber So Worth It!

Your body repairs itself and recovers when you sleep and this leads to many benefits - including beauty! Adults are recommended to sleep seven to nine hours each night and if you don’t get enough sleep, your appearance may be impacted

The Beauty Benefits Of Sleep

  1. Glowing skin - When you sleep, your body boosts blood flow which means your skin will be healthier and your complexion will be much brighter.
  2. Skin cells regenerate - Our skin switches to recovery mode when we sleep so it’s a really important time for our skin to repair itself and regenerate.
  3. Your skin is able to de-stress - A lack of sleep increases your stress hormone so sleep is a great stress reliever for your mind, body AND your skin.
  4. Puffiness reducedWho else gets big bags under their eyes if they’re tired? I think we all do! So, the more sleep we get, the less likely we are to have dark circles – win-win, right?
  5. Fewer wrinkles and younger-looking skin - The skin repairs itself overnight, producing collagen; this makes the face look plumper, more hydrated and also prevents sagging. The more collagen that your skin produces, the better as this will reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. Skin is more receptive to products overnightA lot of products these days recommend applying at night because many ingredients will absorb into the skin and work quicker whilst you sleep. The regeneration process during the night can be up to three times faster than during the day, so if you do cut back on sleep or go to bed late one night, you are basically reducing the amount of time that your skin has to repair.
Want to up the quality of your sleep? The following products are perfect for inspiring your nighttime skincare routine.

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    Grace Walker
    Writer and expert
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    As someone who is skincare obsessed, it’s no secret that I have a huge passion for glowing skin! Over the years I have written many blog posts which specialise in skincare, so I have plenty of top tips to share to help you on your own skincare journey. I am always trying out new products and finding new discoveries that I can add to my collection. My go-to skincare product right now is definitely a hydrating face mask; they’re perfect for that instant hydration boost before you continue with your beauty routine!