Why is beauty sleep so important?

Why is beauty sleep so important?

Other than the noticeable side effects of a restless nights sleep, i.e dark circles, puffy eyes, paler skin, drowsiness, irritability and trouble concentrating, do the hours that you zzz really have an impact on your overall glow? 😴

The answer my friends is YES!

Whilst you’re sleeping your body is busy repairing itself. If you’re not giving your body the recommended 8 hours sleep you’re cutting that repair and relaxation time short.

It’s like charging your mobile for 30 minutes when you know it needs a full hour to recharge🔋

So what goes down during these 8 magical hours of slumber? Let us break it down for you.

During the first 3 hours your body will start producing the human growth hormone from the pituitary gland. As we age, this hormone is necessary for the maintenance of youthful, radiant skin, strong nails and shiny hair ✨ The next 2 hours of sleep is when melatonin is increased. Melatonin is a hormone that’s responsible for regulating your sleep/wake patterns, also acting as an antioxidant, protecting your skin from free radical damage. The final 3 hours of sleep is your active REM sleep stage. This is when levels of cortisol (aka the stress hormone) decrease. Your temperature also drops to its lowest point allowing muscles to relax, giving your skin its deepest recovery of the night.

With that all said, what are the results of a poor nights sleep for your skin? Your skin will age faster, heal slower from environmental stressors and lack radiance.

Pair 8 hours sleep with cleansing away all the dirt, makeup and oils from the day, applying a serum and hydrating with a night cream...And that’s what we call the ultimate beauty sleep!😉👌

So, how many hours of sleep will you be getting tonight? 🛌❤️