Sleep—what is it good for? Basically everything! Especially when it comes to your skin.
The benefits of great sleep are endless: helping with acne, aging, wrinkles, firmness, hydration and overall glow.
Take this as yet another reminder to put your phone down before bed (revenge bedtime procrastination, anyone?) and learn how to use your sleep to your advantage.
"The benefits of great sleep are endless: helping with acne, aging, wrinkles, firmness, hydration and overall glow."
What is Beauty Sleep?
This gives “beauty sleep” a whole new meaning. Lack of sleep has major effects on the skin, so it’s more important than ever to give yourself enough time for truly restful sleep.
Sleep and Acne
We know that the connection between diet and acne is real. But now we know sleep can play a part, too.
In a recent study, researchers found clues that there may be a link between quality of sleep and acne. Missing out on great sleep increases cortisol, the stress hormone, in your body, which is also thought to be an acne trigger. Rising stress hormones trigger your oil glands to pump out more oil, which can cause breakouts.
Sleep and Wrinkles
When you’re sleeping, your skin is working to make new collagen to keep skin plump. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin has less time to repair itself. Try setting your bedtime back just a little bit and see if you notice a difference!
Sleep and Redness
That well-rested glow? It’s a real thing. If you don’t get enough sleep, your skin can become imbalanced, which can lead to redness and dry patches.
When you sleep, your skin gets busy regenerating cells damaged from things like sun exposure and acne.
How to Sleep Better
Now that we know what lack of sleep can do to our skin, how do we find ways to get more of it? Sleep expert Dr. Michael J. Breus has a few tips:
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