The One Underrated Skin Tip
Getting your beauty sleep is not just a cliché but a highly truthful recommendation. Your skin has a sleep schedule that it follows, it guides your body functions to include influencing your skin functions – what to do and when to do it.
Very important skin activities occurs while you sleep: DNA Repair, Fight environmental damage, Reduces the stress hormone cortisol, Increase Hydration & Promote the production of collagen producing cells.
Night time is when the cells get repaired, energy is replenished, and the detox enzymes go to work. These repair activities happen during the day too, but they peak at night when there is increased blood flow to the skin. (The increased blood flow is due to the nervous system switching from the sympathetic system to the parasympathetic system at night.) “There’s a lot happening with your skin at night, and sleep enables the body to reverse everyday free radical damage through cellular renewal.” according to Dr. Murad.
For many with a busy lifestyle going to bed “on-time” is not an easy task. But it’sm ot how long sleep, but how well you sleep. When you are in REM sleep THAT is when the regeneration and repair process occurs.
If you’re one that has a difficult time falling asleep here are some tips to help: Try to do something at lease an hour or 30-min before bed that’s relaxing (a warm bath, drinking herbal tea, detach yourself from your electronics – computer/cell phones, read a book, or listen to some relaxing music).
Try not to eat anything heavy before calling it a night, instead something hydrating like f fruits or water-based veggies (ex: cucumbers or melons). Or even nuts that are rich in antioxidants and omegas like almonds or walnuts.
Following these tips will help keeping yours skin looking healthy, beautiful and glowing!