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Why Sleeping Soundly Keeps Your Skin Looking Youthful

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Hanging eyelids, swollen eyes, darker underage circles, paler skin, accentuated wrinkles and fine lines and more droopy corners of the mouth are just some of the obvious manifestations of just two days of sleep restriction, according to a 2017 Study by The Royal Society.  

Getting your Beauty Rest is more than just a thing we say; it’s science!  Sleep does wonders for the skin, the more the better.  But a lack of sleep will deliver some negative effects: Skin that ages faster, doesn’t recover well from environmental stressors like sun exposure or sickness, and overall poor skin quality.  

During the day skin cells are in defense mode, working to protect themselves from UV exposure and free radical damage. When the sun goes down, your mind and body switch into an active regeneration mode – repairing daytime damage and boosting the production of substances that protect and renew.

Here’s what happens when we sleep:

If you’re using moisturizers and skin or beauty treatments at night, they’ll work better when your skin is nourished and hydrated. Tired skin lacks both the proper circulation and hydrating properties to allow these products to work at their best.

Here are a few tips that will help your skin recover while you sleep:

Finally, explore other alternative health modalities to help you regain your sleep: meditation, massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, sound therapy, essential oils — even exercise can help put the zzzz back to your nights.

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