Do you sometimes want to cancel plans with your friends and say, "sorry I can't tonight, I need my beauty sleep?” There’s nothing like putting on your natural lavender filled sleep mask and calling it a night. Because let’s face it, beauty sleep is real. If you didn’t know, getting adequate sleep is actually very important for overall health. Not only does lack of sleep cause the more commonly known side effects like being sleepy during the day, weight gain and depression, it's also associated with our skin. The quality and length of sleep you receive every night can have a profound impact on your skin’s overall health and natural beauty. Sleeping ultimately recharges the body. Not only do our bodies recharge, our skin does as well. During sleep we heal, rejuvenate the skin, restore health, and eliminate toxins from the skin. If our sleep is compromised so is our body’s ability to carry out these essential skin functions. Therefore getting enough sleep is very, very, important as it also contributes to anti-aging. Experts say we should get at least 7-8 hours per night. Simply not getting enough sleep can do things such as:
- You deprive your brain, body, and skin of nourishment.
- Your skin becomes imbalanced, which leads to a dehydrated complexion, redness, and breakouts.
- You develop dark circles
- Your devices keep you up and make you look tired in the a.m.
- You can get under-eye bags.
So remember your naturally beautiful skin tonight when you go to bed, and get your natural beauty sleep!