Often in interviews various celebrities and public figures rave about sleep being such a big part of one’s beauty regime and the ultimate act of self-care. Even though we all are aware that chemicals as well as hormones are released in our sleep which often help in restoring and repairing our bodies our hectic lives can make us stay up for just one more hour or even two. So the question that comes to our mind is whether beauty sleep is the real deal or just another gimmick? Well after reading a lot of articles and scientific research papers, I can vouch that it is definitely as big of a deal as it is made up to be.
According to a new sleep study, beauty sleep is a real thing. When you think about it there is nothing attractive about waking up with dark circles and irritability. Scientists have confirmed that it is indeed a necessary to have a beauty sleep as every cell in our bodies which includes our skin cell use this time to regenerate generally in the nighttime when fresh and healthy cells rise to the skin’s surface and the damage that occurred over the course of the day is repaired. Without enough sleep the skin has hindrance in getting its job done right.
Your beauty sleep is probably one of the best things you can invest in, here are the few reasons why you need to start today!
Less puffy eyes
Puffy eyes are the first sign we see when we don’t have enough good sleep, getting enough sleep can work wonders in this case.
Healthy looking skin
When you have less hours of sleep your complexion can look drab or lifeless. While you are sleeping your body boosts the blood flow to the skin which results in giving you a radiant and healthy glow when you wake up.
Less signs of wrinkles
Getting 5 hours a night of sleep often lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping for 7 hours would. It also leaves skin feeling drier which can make lines more visible in a person. When you sleep skin makes new collagen which prevents sagging and as more collagen is produced skin gets plumper and is less likely to get wrinkles.
Skin care products work better
While you sleep your skin can focus on repairing itself since it isn’t defending itself from sun and free radicals which are harmful molecules present in the environment. As blood flow is more consistent, this helps your skin get more benefit from the flesh-repairing ingredients present in your beauty products.
Lack of sleep often results in hair loss, damage, breakage and less growth. Lack of sleep can result in feeling stressed which ends up increasing the cortisol hormone, that can lead to hair loss. Hair follicles i.e. where hair growth begins often gain nutrients and minerals from blood flow. Since blood flow decreases when we’re short on sleep our hair seems to get less food and it start to weaken.
Coming to your beauty routine it is safe to say that “Sleep may be the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth”. Your body repairs and recovers itself while you sleep and that often leads to a quite a few benefits for your looks. The thing to keep in mind is to make sure to get at least seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night.
If you end up getting less than six hours it has huge chance of affecting your appearance so start getting one to three more hours of peaceful sleep and you will see reasonable improvement in as little as a day and try following the same and in two to three weeks it will be easily noticeable that you’re sleeping better by the way you look.
Luckily the skin recovers from sleep deprivation rather quickly nevertheless a sleep marathon is never a valid solution. Too much sleep has a bad impact on the skin and may lead to cell breakdown. Of course an effective skincare regimen can help in dealing with the effects that our stressful lives cause on our skin but we should try our best in making beauty sleep a daily priority for a healthy, radiant and youthful complexion.