Sleep right, sleep well: What sleep can do for you and your complexion Posted on April 03, 2017 by , 0 comments

woman with good complexion sleeping

Good sleep is the foundation for good health and beauty. When we don’t get good sleep, it shows in our work, mood, and especially in our skin. And because sleep is so important, a lack of sleep can create a cascading effect of imbalances in our health and in our life. So how can we break the cycle and have great sleep so we can have great skin?

What your skin says about your sleep

When we don’t get enough sleep or poor quality sleep, our stress hormones are affected. During sleep, our bodies naturally rehydrate the skin, balance out hormones, promote a healthy immune system, and promotes the body’s natural ability repair cells. This is why a good night’s sleep can leave us looking ‘rested and refreshed’ in the morning. When we don’t get adequate sleep our bodies aren’t able to naturally maintain and rejuvenate the skin and other systems throughout the body.

Read, set, sleep!

Good sleep supports the body’s natural ability to balance and maintain hormone levels. However, poor sleep can affect stress level that can in turn impact sleep. This is the cycle that needs to be broken. In order to set yourself up for a great night’s sleep every night, take the following steps:

  • Remove electronics from the bedroom or use the ‘nigh shift’ option on your phone to decrease the amount of blue light your brain is exposed to prior to bedtime
  • Maintain a regular bedtime routine and time
  • Don’t eat heavy meals in the evening
  • Keep the ambient temperature in the room cooler than you do during the day
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day  

Do you notice a difference in your skin when you don’t get enough sleep? How do you take care of your skin at night? Tell us in the comments below!