Are you familiar with that feeling you get from a tired face and heavy eyes, whenever you skip on having a good night rest? On days like this, it’s not uncommon to get comments like “you look quite tired, you look pale and unrested….”
Scientific research has shown that there is subsequential correlation between getting the needed hours of sleep and the overall health of our skin. Getting enough rest can make your skin look younger and reduce effects of aging or stress. Nevertheless, having restricted sleep affects especially the health of our face negatively.
So, What Can be a Possible Side-Effect of Sleep Deprivation?
· Saggy eyeballs
· Swollen eyes
· Droopy corners of the mouth.
Why SLEEP is Important for Your Skin and General Wellbeing
Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself. This implies that your skin goes through repair when you sleep. In essence, when you cut back on your sleep time, you are cutting back on this reparation time. During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and the organ rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. The regeneration that takes place as we sleep doesn’t only affect your epidermis, but it is vital for the health of your brain and muscles as well.
How Can You Improve Your Sleep Quality?
· Avoid too much sleep when you've had enough- Yes, there is a things as too much sleep.
· Sleep when you feel like you really need it- Do not stretch your drowsy time
· Have a scheduled time for going to bed each night.
· Create a restful environment- clean sheets, dim lights, conducive room temperature
· Try to stay active during the day
· Exercise, meditate and take naps, if possible.
Your Takeaway from this Article
Using good skincare products can only go so far, if you also cultivate the habit of having a good night sleep. So, first things first, try to get an adequate amount of sleep. And if you have problems falling asleep for one reason or the other, try to get help from health professionals.
Our next article will be on how a healthy diet can improve your skin and hair, and what type of food to go for or avoid, when aiming for healthy skin and hair.