💤 What is beauty sleep?
Beauty sleep is the sleep that is considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful. This is not a women term only. This is for every single one of you! It is necessary for good health, beauty, skin, hair, concentration and almost everything. Slumber is nature’s most powerful beauty treatment. GOOD NEWS! Even when you’re snoozing, you’re getting a lot accomplished. How amazing is that? 💕
💤 What Happens While You Sleep?
For the healthiest skin, you need seven to nine hours of zzz’s.
- First Three Hours
You get the deepest sleep of the night. Your body produces the most human growth hormone, which is crucial to skin and hair repair, during this time.
- Middle Two Hours
Deep sleep shortens and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep begins. Melatonin, a hormone that’s also a skin-protecting antioxidant, increases.
- Last Three Hours
This is when you get the most REM sleep. Your skin’s temperature reaches its lowest point and your muscles relax, giving skin its deepest recovery.
(Origanlly published in FITNESS magazine, September 2010. I’m sharing it for your information)
So it is called ‘Beauty Sleep’ for a number of reasons.
- Get An Even Skin-Tone
Sleep encourages healthy blood- flow to your skin and gives you an even skin-tone.
- You Look Younger
Sleep can’t magically erase deep wrinkles, but it can slow down your skin’s aging process.
- Your Products May Work Better
Most of your creams, face packs, home remedies and other skin-care products work better if used before lights-out because blood flow to your skin increases late at night promoting quick absorption. Moisturize your face, feet and hands before bed.
- Fewer Fine Lines and Dark Circles, Brighter eyes
Your body rehydrates while you sleep reducing wrinkles, dark circles & eye bags giving your skin a healthy glow. Get eyes that sparkle.
- Problems Improve
Many skin disorders like acne, rosacea etc. have a mind-body connection. They can flare when you feel stressed, so sleep is one way to relax and reset.
- Better Health
Sleep allows your blood supply to bring oxygen to cells so they get repaired properly. Even cuts and bruises heal faster after a good night’s sleep.
- Never eat salty or spicy food right before bed or you’d wake up with a swollen face. Foods that are high in salt can cause you to retain fluid, resulting in puffiness.
- Try drinking lots of water before sleeping to shrink those large, visible pores on your skin.
- Always moisturize your skin with a suitable moisturizer before bed for better absorption (I’m not just talking about your face here)
💕 Get enough shut-eye to make the best out of your sleep by doing nothing. Share the post among your dear ones. Stay healthy, look beautiful!
Leave comments for queries and suggestions.