Did you know that your body does the most work while you’re sleeping at night? That’s when it’s at its strongest to fight sickness, recharge muscles, and of course, keep your body healthy and balanced.
As we age, sleep becomes one of the most important allies on the pursuit to youthful, supple skin. Sadly for most of us, work, family and life have us often neglecting how much sleep we really need, hurting our bodies and our skin.
Here are just a few of the ways a good night sleep can help you achieve your skincare goals and take years off your appearance.
It Repairs Your Moisture Levels
When you sleep, you actually sweat more than when you’re awake. The good news is while you’re sleeping, your body is hard at work balancing and recovering it’s natural moisture levels.
If you’re lacking sleep it can also affect those moisture levels in your skin and lower your complexion’s PH level. When your PH levels drop, skin becomes imbalanced and doesn’t produce the moisture it needs. This leads to drier, unhealthy skin that highlights wrinkles and lines instead of concealing and treating them. If your skin is on the dry side, make sure you’re using a hydrating moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream.
Getting a solid 8 hours a night can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy and give it the time it needs to repair.
It Helps Your Eyes Look Younger
Your eyes are the first thing people will notice when they meet you but they can also be the thing that gives your true age away. The eye area is made up of thin, delicate skin that can wrinkle and sag worse than any other part of the face.
When you’re not getting enough sleep, the eye area reacts with pesky dark circles that can be difficult to hide. Because your skin is also lacking moisture from lack of sleep, it can increase puffiness from dehydration and lead to some serious eye bags.
To keep your eyes looking brighter, less puffy and younger, make sure you’re getting enough rest and do your best to sleep on your back instead of your face or sides. This will help keep blood flowing to the eye area and help keep dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles at bay.
It Slows Down The Aging Process
When you’re not getting enough sleep, it messes with your bodies natural ability to produce important proteins like collagen. As we age, naturally our bodies produce lower amounts of collagen so when you add sleep deprivation to that, your skin is really going to be lacking collagen supply.
Lack of collagen can lead to more wrinkles and lines because this is the main protein that helps fight signs of aging and adds elasticity to the skin. When your skin lacks collagen, it starts to shows more noticeable signs of aging by becoming thinner and less firm. When skin is thin, it appears less smooth and supple and showcases wrinkling more prominently.
To keep your skin producing as many natural anti-aging properties as possible, make sure you’re getting plenty of rest. Sleep will help increase your collagen production and help you reach your skincare goals, even when you’re in dreamland.
Tip: The best support for collagen production comes from products that help your skin naturally produce more. Look for ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, featured in our Repair & Release Cream.
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