How Sleep Can Benefit Your Skin
You know exactly how great it feels to get a good night’s sleep. You wake up alert, refreshed, energized – ready to tackle anything that comes your way.
But, not only does sleep feel great, it looks great, too. Catching a healthy amount of sleep replenishes the skin’s layers, making sure you don’t just awake feeling radiant, but that you glow all day, too.
The connection between healthy Zz’s and healthy skin is an important one to know about, especially if you’re struggling with blemishes, discoloration, or dryness, despite your best efforts.
Just the way a whole host of health issues can be turned around by ensuring you get a good night’s rest, so can you turn around the condition of your skin.
5 Ways Great Sleep Can Result in Great Skin
- Bring on the healing hormones
When you’re asleep, your skin gets to work healing itself. During those deep REM hours, your body produces growth hormones that repair daily damage from elements like pollution and sun exposure. It also creates new cells, so you wake up looking fresher and brighter.
That’s why nighttime is the right time to apply a hardworking moisturizer, like our organic raw coconut oil, to accelerate the restorative process.
- Beat the blemishes
Even one sleepless night can have an affect on the appearance of your skin, leaving the surface dull. Making sure you get a good seven to nine hours of sleep will help keep your complexion radiant and protect it from irritants and germs, which helps to prevent blemishes and breakouts.
- Fight the puffiness
As you snooze, your body dispatches an army of water deliverymen, sending moisture where it needs to be and getting rid of excess. Lose out on sleep and you’re more likely to end up with wrinkles, bags, and dark circles.
What’s more, skimping on rest increases your stress hormones and levels of inflammation. This can throw your immune system into havoc, aggravating issues like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
- Keep your youthful looks
During phases of deep sleep, the increase in growth hormones repairs damaged cells. Without the right amount of deeper phases of sleep, this just won’t happen, allowing daily doses of small breakdowns to build up, rather than reverse during the night.
The result? Noticeable signs of aging.
- Fights wrinkles
When you sleep, your skin makes new collagen, which prevents sagging. It’s all part of the repair process. More collagen means plumper, less wrinkly skin.
Getting only five hours of sleep a night can result in twice as many fine lines as sleeping for seven to nine hours. It also leaves your skin drier, making lines more noticeable.
Improve Your Beauty Sleep
Life throws you curve balls, that’s just inevitable. But, there are things you can do to ensure you get the beauty sleep you need every night:
- Aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
- Make sure your bedroom is quiet and dark
- Ditch the afternoon coffee sessions and avoid drinking too much alcohol before bedtime
To help your skin get all the nourishment it needs while its hard at work restoring itself in the night, lather up with our sea minerals and blue iris moisture body wash before bed time to help replenish your skin. Or have a warm bath paired with our handcrafted bath bombs and suds up with the coconut milk and sandalwood deep moisture bar to get your skin ready for a night of moisture-rich Zz’s.
Making sure you get enough sleep, it seems, is vital for your mind and your skin. Do what you can to ensure you’re getting enough sleep every night so that you wake up looking fresh, bright, and aglow every day.
Soapbox provides a range of skin-replenishing products and beautiful scents to suit all skin types.