Beauty sleep as the absolute beauty trend is nothing new. It is based on a presumption that lack of sleep affects our look, that is, makes us happy.
Is beauty sleep myth or truth? Scientists agree – complete truth! Here is how they explain it.
While we sleep, our body restores. During sleep, our body cells regenerate and we wake up in the morning much more beautiful. But, in order for beauty sleep to have an effect, it needs to last somewhere between 7 and 9 hours. As melanin is being produced, our brain gets the information that we are “ready” to go to sleep. Melanin production is best in dark so close the blinds and turn off all devices that may interfere with your sleep.
A lack of sleep results in dry and gray skin, turning our whole look into a tired one.
#1 Fewer wrinkles
Beauty sleep has an impact on one of the women’s worst nightmares – aging. During sleep, collagen is also being produced and it ensures elasticity and youthful look of our skin. Sleep deprivation on a regular basis can lead to twice as many wrinkles than when we get enough sleep.
#2 Dark circles under eyes
Dark circles under eyes are surely one thing we notice after a sleepless night. Amid the lack of sleep, this could become a permanent problem. Put one more pillow below your head and make sure to drink enough during a day to avoid getting dark circles under eyes.
#3 Magnificent skin
At night, while we sleep, our blood circulation is improved and that ensures a more efficient flow of nutrients which is relevant for a magnificent skin. Skin is then nurtured and regenerated.
#4 Ravishing hair
The same way our skin gets what it needs while we sleep, hair is not an exception, it also gets vitamins and minerals through blood. In a horizontal position, in which we normally sleep, blood is equally distributed to all parts of the body bringing them nutrients and removing harmful compounds.
#5 Happy after a good night sleep
Have you ever wondered how can other tell you are tired? When you lack sleep, skin becomes dull, eyelids hang, we frown more and our mouth turn upside down. This facial mimics makes us look tired and obviously, lacking sleep (rest).
Even if you get your 8-hour sleep, remember that your body wasn’t getting any water during that time. When you wake up, have a glass of water first. Also, better your face with a hydrating cream or whatever kind is suitable for your skin type. The skin will best absorb all nutrients from the cream precisely during the night when it is regenerating.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that going out and having fun is forbidden. Fun is just as important as sleep, but make sure those two are well-balanced.
Translation: G. Dujmović