Nobody needs to tell us twice that we should sleep in, but the truth is that many of us don't receive the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. Our sleep cycle can be disrupted by stress and the changing seasons.
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It is critical to have a good night's sleep for your health. It's just as vital as eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet and getting enough exercise.
As adults who always have one or two tasks to accomplish, we are quite guilty of staying up later than our bodies can condone most times. Perhaps, understanding how sleep can help you have even better skin will motivate you to get better sleep.
Though individual sleep requirements differ, most adults require between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Despite this, a study has shown that up to 60% of adults are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can jeopardize your health and safety, so it's critical to prioritize your sleep on a regular basis. Here's a breakdown of what goes on in your body while you sleep…
The Body Produces More Collagen
Collagen is essential for plumping and smoothing the skin. While several lotions claim to increase collagen production, you can't bottle the benefits of sleep. When you go to sleep, your body begins to produce growth hormones. These growth hormones guarantee that your skin produces adequate collagen, which keeps it tight and bouncy while also allowing it to repair acne and scars all over your body, Collagen not only benefits your skin, but it also strengthens and improves your hair and nails.
The Skin Cells Regenerate
Your skin is in critical need of some downtime after a long day of combating UV radiation, pollution, sweat, and filth. Our skin goes into recovery mode while we sleep, and it's a critical time for repair and regeneration. In fact, the regeneration process can be three times faster at night than during the day.
The skin is able to De-stress and Heal
Sleep is a stress reliever not only for your mind and body but also for your skin. Cortisol (the stress hormone) levels rise when you don't get enough sleep, causing your skin to become irritated. This can result in pale skin and puffiness under the eyes. You may keep your cortisol levels in check and avoid these symptoms by getting an average of eight hours of sleep every night.
The Skin Absorbs Skin Care Product More
There's a reason that most anti-ageing products are best administered at night. Your anti-ageing ingredients will provide the maximum benefit during the overnight renewal phase.
Applying components like retinol and glycolic acid before bedtime is recommended, as these ingredients will sink into the skin and do all the job for you overnight.