SLEEP YOUR SKIN YOUNGER
Are you missing your beauty sleep?
Whether you are a shift worker, cramming for exams, up late with a little one or out partying, at some point we’ve all be in the situation of losing out on sleep. Getting those required and much needed hours of sleep can sometimes feel impossible. Don’t feel like you are all alone!!!!
When talking about skin, there are many short and long-term consequences of sleep deprivation. The most visible ones being dark circles, swollen sunken eyes and pale, dehydrated skin. However, the consequences may not be so obvious. Long term sleep deprivation affects collagen growth, skin hydration, wound healing and the texture of the skin. Those who are sleep deprived are known to be prone to inflammation which can attribute to outbreak of acne, eczema and psoriasis.
There is nothing wrong with telling family and friends that you need to catch up on some well earnt beauty sleep, because it is nothing more than true. The amount of sleep you have every night can have a deep impact on your skin’s overall health and appearance. When we sleep our bodies recharge and so does our skin. Sleep is essential for the regeneration of cells and getting rid of toxins. If your sleep is compromised so is the body’s ability to carry out these vital functions.
5 sleep tips to improve your skin
1. Establish a routine bedtime and get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
2. Limit caffeine and alcohol before bed.
3. Avoid watching TV (or alternative stimulate) in bed.
4. Swap to using a silk pillow case to avoid pulling on the skin.
5. Wash your face nightly and apply skincare treatments which help nourish your skin overnight.
Not logging enough sleep every night strips your body of essential nourishment, causing your skin to look more aged and duller than it should. To help you get ready for bed, set aside some ‘me-time’ every night. Using products like our Coconut + Macadamia Body Oil will surely nourish your skin overnight whilst the luscious scent will help relax you and get you ready for a good night's sleep. Do yourself a favour, practice some self-care and make sure you're getting at least 8 hours of solid sleep a night.