Research has shown that depriving your body of sleep is not only affecting your cognitive ability and productivity negatively, but it also takes away your beauty. Yes, beauty sleep is a real thing. People who sleep less than the recommended hours oftentimes look unhealthy and age quicker. This already shows if you sleep an hours less than the recommended time.
During the day, your skin works as a natural defense from UV rays, hot and cold temperatures and many more environmental conditions. Hence, your body and skin needs sleep to recover. In stressful moments, your body develops a high level of cortisol, known as the stress hormone, which also affects your skin. If your body lacks sleep your skin barrier functions diminish, skin blemishes to breakouts and dark eye circles in your face will show. This eventually leads to premature aging. Cortisol helps our body to respond to stress so we do not become ill and it first shows in our skin.
Your skin is the window to your inner well-being.
Cortisol has an important purpose in our body. In the morning, it has its highest level and gets us through the day. Yet it should gradually decrease as we go through the day and should reach its lowest level during the night when we sleep. Short, to be able to sleep well and to get a good night sleep we should avoid stress factors before going to bed.
Things that happen to your skin while you sleep
When you get enough sleep, your body and eventually skin will be able to recharge overnight from the environmental impacts during the day. During sleep your skin gets rid of toxins and your skin cells go into renew mode.
Sleep 7 – 8 hours a day
To keep your skin looking and feeling its best in the mornings avoid bad night sleeps. Everyone is almost able to cope if they miss a bit of sleep now and again. But already a few hours of missing on sleep each night will show in your aura and skin. If you want to stay energetic and look attractive, you have to give your body the rest and recommended hours of sleep it needs to recharge, every night. Sleep between the recommended seven till eight hours each day. Your skin will thank you in the short and of course long run.