While you can eat all the right foods and do a thorough skincare routine, we all know that if you miss out on sleep, your body, especially your skin will pay the price. Skipping out on sleep can mean dark circles, hanging eyelids and more.
If you could bottle up all of the positive effects of sleep and sell it as a supplement, you would soon be a VERY rich business owner! While you could try to track down supplements to mimic the results of getting a full night's sleep, we want to encourage you to get a full night's sleep because it is good for every function of your body, including your skin!
So what can a good night's sleep do for your skin?
Sleep is when your body repairs itself, including your largest organ, your epidermis! As you sleep, blood flow increases in your skin, and it repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and dark spots.
A study in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found that those who were able to sleep from 7-9 hours a night had skin that was more moisturized and better suited to deal with UV radiation. What is even more funny is that those who got 7-9 hours of sleep rated themselves as more attractive in a self-evaluation.
This is your nudge to get a great moisturizer and a great night's sleep. We can absolutely help you to get one of those!