Beautiful sleeping womanDid you know that even you’re resting and having a good night’s sleep, your body is hard at work? Sleepy time is one of the most powerful beauty treatments in the world! Your daily nighttime sleep helps you to look beautiful, make your body appear luminous as well as improve your health. Moreover, your beauty products penetrate better into your skin at night because your body is at rest. This is one of the main reasons why physicians stress the importance of a good night’s sleep. However, make sure that you don’t sleep for more than the stipulated 8 – 9 hours daily. There are a number of studies which prove that sleeping more than required can cause your skin cells to break down.

Your entire body goes into repair mode while you’re sleeping. Moreover, when you go to sleep, your skin renews itself and allows new skin cells to grow in order to replace the older cells. This helps your skin to rebalance and replenish itself. Sleep time is also the time when all sorts of metabolic and hormonal changes take place in your body. If you don’t give your body the minimum number of sleeping hours that it needs, you are likely to be susceptible to all sorts of problems such as depression, heart diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes. OROGOLD reviews some of the main benefits that sleeping has to offer to your skin.

Lack of sleep can make your skin age faster

Dark circles and puffy eyes aren’t your only skin concerns when it comes to lack of adequate sleep. These might be the short term prices that you have to pay, but you also cause your skin to age much faster in the long run. According to a study conducted by experts from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, US; sleep deprived skin actually ages faster. The findings of the study state that apart from instrinsic aging, lack of sleep also leads to a reduced capacity to recover from external stressors. Moreover, the study has also shown that poor sleepers are less pleased with their physical appearance when compared to good sleepers.

Lack of sleep harms your complexion

A healthy night’s sleep directly results in a more radiant complexion. Skipping out on the requisite sleeping hours at night makes your skin look dull because the blood doesn’t flow properly in a tired body. Moreover, while you’re resting, the body churns out the growth hormone, an ingredient which is vital for collagen production.

Puffy eyes

Puffy and aging eyes are common when you skip out on your sleep. To prevent this from happening, apply a gel that contains caffeine on the skin below your eyes. Make sure that you skip salty foods after lunchtime as well.

Proper sleep leads to smoother looking skin

Sleeping is just as important as exercising. A proper night’s sleep does wonders for your body as well as your skin. Sleeping properly allows your skin to regenerate itself and relax the crease lines on your facial muscles. Try to enhance your skin regeneration process by adding anti-aging ingredients like Glycolic Acid or Retinol to your night skin care routine.

Lack of sleep exacerbates your existing skin conditions

Not sleeping properly at night leads to an increased inflammatory response. This makes your acne breakouts worse, increases the sensitivity of your skin, makes your skin more irritable and increases the chances of allergic contact dermatitis.