Did you ever notice any dark circles or dull skin texture on the face of Princess Aurora, aka sleeping beauty? The response to this would be a clear no, as her name suggests our Disney princess makes sure she achieves her full hours of beauty sleep, be it voluntarily or by accidentally pricking her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel. The moral is, how crucial it is to get sufficient sleep, be it to maintain your overall health or appearance. The secret to glowing radiant skin has always rather been quite simple to grasp — healthy habits, incorporating some physical activity, maintaining a skincare routine, gorging on whole grain food and sipping on green juices, while highlighting one of the major ones, i.e. sleeping. While we aren’t suggesting completely hibernating, getting minimum 7-8 hours of sleep is essential for the proper functioning of the body and even repairing of the skin. During our dormant state, the body goes into full on rejuvenating mode with an increase in the levels of melatonin (sleep hormone) where our skin, body and even hair cells receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients for recovery and reaching a pinnacle.
It’s time to dive into the major benefits of sleep. Some points you can recall the next time you catch yourself staring at the screen at 3 am (we all have been guilty of this uff).
MAJOR BENEFITS OF BEAUTY SLEEP:
REDUCES FINE LINES & WRINKLES
Beauty sleep is super essential when it comes to tackling fine lines and wrinkles, as our body in snooze mode repairs skin tissues and aids in boosting its collagen production, thus further promoting youthful-looking skin.
IMPROVES SKIN TEXTURE
Our skins’ hydration levels are balanced during the nighttime sleep, this gives way to a more supple and nourished skin thus improving the overall health and texture of the skin. Lack of sleep may lead to dehydration and eventually a breakout.
DIMINISHES DARK CIRCLES
A major cause of dark circles is lack of proper sleep — our dry eyes may lead to formation of darker blood vessels and increase in fluid which eventually displays as dark circles and under eye bags on our face.
PROMOTES HEALTHY GLOW
Correlating it back to our previous point, a good night’s sleep will promote a natural healthy glow by increasing the blood circulation in the skin. Whereas a deprivation will only result in dry skin texture due to loss of efficient blood flow.
We hope the article was enough to convince you to get your night routine on track and get sufficient sleep for a naturally radiant face.