Beauty Sleep Is Real And Here Is Why Your Skin Craves It

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Did you know that your body does the most work while you’re sleeping at night? That’s when it’s at its strongest to fight sickness, recharge muscles, and of course, keep your body healthy and balanced.

As we age, sleep becomes one of the most important allies on the pursuit to youthful, supple skin. Sadly for most of us, work, family and life have us often neglecting how much sleep we really need, hurting our bodies and our skin.

Here are just a few of the ways a good night sleep can help you achieve your skincare goals and take years off your appearance.

It Repairs Your Moisture Levels 

hydration, face care, anti-aging, beauty sleepWhen you sleep, you actually sweat more than when you’re awake. The good news is while you’re sleeping, your body is hard at work balancing and recovering it’s natural moisture levels.

If you’re lacking sleep it can also affect those moisture levels in your skin and lower your complexion’s PH level.  When your PH levels drop, skin becomes imbalanced and doesn’t produce the moisture it needs. This leads to drier, unhealthy skin that highlights wrinkles and lines instead of concealing and treating them. If your skin is on the dry side, make sure you’re using a hydrating moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream.

Getting a solid 8 hours a night can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy and give it the time it needs to repair.

It Helps Your Eyes Look Younger

eye bags, eye wrinkles, puffy eyesYour eyes are the first thing people will notice when they meet you but they can also be the thing that gives your true age away. The eye area is made up of thin, delicate skin that can wrinkle and sag worse than any other part of the face.

When you’re not getting enough sleep, the eye area reacts with pesky dark circles that can be difficult to hide. Because your skin is also lacking moisture from lack of sleep, it can increase puffiness from dehydration and lead to some serious eye bags.

To keep your eyes looking brighter, less puffy and younger, make sure you’re getting enough rest and do your best to sleep on your back instead of your face or sides. This will help keep blood flowing to the eye area and help keep dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles at bay.

It Slows Down The Aging Process

beauty sleep, collagen, aging process, anti-agingWhen you’re not getting enough sleep, it messes with your bodies natural ability to produce important proteins like collagen. As we age, naturally our bodies produce lower amounts of collagen so when you add sleep deprivation to that, your skin is really going to be lacking collagen supply.

Lack of collagen can lead to more wrinkles and lines because this is the main protein that helps fight signs of aging and adds elasticity to the skin. When your skin lacks collagen, it starts to shows more noticeable signs of aging by becoming thinner and less firm.  When skin is thin, it appears less smooth and supple and showcases wrinkling more prominently.

To keep your skin producing as many natural anti-aging properties as possible, make sure you’re getting plenty of rest. Sleep will help increase your collagen production and help you reach your skincare goals, even when you’re in dreamland.

Tip: The best support for collagen production comes from products that help your skin naturally produce more. Look for ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, featured in our Repair & Release Cream.

 

How important is beauty sleep to you?! Share with us in the comments below!

 

One Skincare Routine Step Dermatologists All Agree You Can’t Afford To Skip

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Dermatologists are some of the most educated doctors when it comes to your skin.

They see millions of patients across the country every year and help address concerns ranging from acne, scar removal and of course, anti-aging. They spend years studying the structure of the skin and are hands down the subject matter experts when it comes to your face.

Do you know what the one thing these experts all agree on?

That the most important steps in your skincare routine is caring for your eye area! According to dermatologists, it’s the number one overlooked area to care for when people begin using proper skin care.

Unique Skin Requires Unique Care

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is only a fraction as thick as the rest of the skin on your face? That means that factors like UV rays and gravity can wreak more havoc on your eyes than you thought.

Because the eye area has such a unique kind of skin, it requires special kind of care and that’s from an eye serum. Because the particles of the effective ingredients tend to be smaller and easier to absorb with serum, it makes nourishing this area extra effective. If you’re using your regular face cream on your eye area, chances are it’s not able to absorb all the benefits.

Note: If you don’t have one I really recommend the South Beach Skin Lab – Eye Lift Serum 

Your Eyes Age Faster Than Your Face

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Because the eye area has such thin skin, the way it ages actually completely different from the rest of your face. Being made of such thin skin, it’s highly prone to wrinkles and lines.  Even the bags below your eyes are expected to worsen over time because the tissue below the eyes is naturally missing a lot of essential elements that make your skin strong.

There’s very little soft tissue like fat or muscle in that area which increases the likelihood of the skin caving in and creating deeper eye bags and puffiness. With all these additional factors of aging your eyes need to deal with, it’s no surprise they need special products for you to see results.

It Benefits The Most From Nutrients and Peptides

The single most effective way to treat and repair wrinkles and aging to this area is by using peptides and using them often. When applied with a serum, those peptides have the opportunity to go deeper into your skin and provide astonishing results in reversing signs of aging.

Note: South Beach Skin Lab – Repair and Release cream is a great base of peptides to use underneath the Eye Lift Serum.  It contains a proprietary blend of 3 unique peptides!

Also including ingredients like comfrey are going to be very effective in preventing and reversing wrinkles and lines because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Using comfrey to such a sensitive area will help it better retain moisture which means the area will look plumper and wrinkles will be almost instantly less visible.

eye serum, eye care, anti-agingBy now, you know deep down that just using a basic moisturizer on your eyes just isn’t enough support for this delicate area. If you’re tired of searching for a cure for those difficult to manage under-eye wrinkles, then it’s time for you to start taking your eye serum seriously!