Eight hours of sleep is generally the goal, but stressful work days, busy lives and kids can all make getting proper rest difficult. Nowadays, you’re available 24/7 through your cell phone but you still need to make sure you unplug and get enough rest.
Sleep is like food for your brain, your body, and your skin. By making sure you’re getting enough rest, you’re feeding your body the time it needs to rest, regenerate and heal.
Lack of sleep isn’t good for anyone, so we’re here to share with you all the amazing things that happen to your skin when you catching up on those much needed ZZZ’s!
Your Skin Is Getting A Break From Stress
When you’re awake and stressed out from work or life, your body produces extra amounts of a hormone called cortisol. Science has also proven that when you don’t get enough sleep, your body has a similar reaction to stress and begins to produce extra amounts of the cortisol hormone.
Signs of increased cortisol from lack of sleep include a sunken look to your skin, dullness, puffiness, and inflammation. By getting your eight hours of sleep a night, you’re helping keep cortisol levels at bay and wake up looking younger and more refreshed!
Your Cells Regenerate
Sleep has the ability to help repair your body but few know that it’s actually helping repair your skin too. During the night hours, your skin experiences “cell mitosis” which separates your skin cells and regenerates new ones leaving you with renewed skin when you wake up.
Experts believe the best time for cell mitosis is between 11pm and midnight so when you tuck in for your 8 hours, try to do it before then! During cell mitosis, your skin needs those extra nutrients and a good nights rest is the only thing that can provide it.
Your Anti-Aging Products Are Working Overtime
When you sleep, your skin is renewing and that is the optimal time for them to absorb all the benefits from your anti-aging products. The best part? You simply need to apply these products before bed and you can wake up with glowing skin!
Even if you’re using quality skin care products, they will always be more likely to provide results from night time use. During the day when your skin is exposed to sun and UV rays, it can break down your products active ingredients, making night time the perfect chance to heal your skin while you snooze! So slather on your Repair and Release cream before you go to bed and let the peptides do the rest of the work!
How many hours of sleep a night do you need to wake up feeling refreshed? Share it with us in the comments below!