We all know that sleep is very important for happy and healthy skin, as well as happy minds and bodies. When we don’t get enough sleep, we are cranky and don’t function properly. It’s the same for our skin. Lack of sleep causes general puffiness of the skin, dark circles under the eyes and dull and dark complexion. Which doesn’t make us feel, or look great!
But, why does sleep play such a big part in the look and feel of our skin’s appearance? Why do we have to slother our faces with rich creams, serums and masques before we go to bed?
Every night while you snooze, your skin goes through a process of reviving and repairing any damage caused during the day.
Our bodies are made up of trillions of tiny little structures called cells. Each individual cells comprises several organclles – little tiny constructions that serve purposes with thin the cell. Cells come in several types; everything from muscle cells to skin cells to bone cells and everything in between. When ells grow too old or damaged to continue functioning, they will die, and new cells will come through to replace them.
This regeneration process takes a lot of energy, and during the day, our bodies energy is focussed on other things; we are busy with life’s daily tasks, work, spending time with family and friends, and not to mention the stress rushing through our bodies which takes up a lot of energy. Sleep is the ideal time for cells to be repaired and for your body and skin to rest. This is why too many late nights and lack of sleep has an impact on your skin and the reason why you develop dark circles, break outs, dull skin and various other conditions. Your skin hasn’t had enough to rest and repair itself!
The right products for your skin type will also assist in the cell rejuvenation process.
Are you getting enough beauty sleep?