Beauty Sleep: The Link Between Skin and Sleep

By February 12, 2015Results

No matter what you do, it’s important to always find ways to better yourself. It’s a huge part of Nerium – working to improve people’s lives with our anti-aging products. But did you know there’s another way you can improve your skin starting as soon as today?

The term “beauty sleep” holds a lot more credence than we once knew. A wave of recent research has revealed the strong connection between skin quality and the kind of beauty sleep you’re getting. In a study presented at the International Investigative Dermatology Meeting, it was found that poor sleepers showed increased signs of aging in comparison to those with good sleeping habits.

The study also showed that inadequate sleep could be linked to slower recovery from external stressors such as ultraviolet (UV) exposure and substandard air quality.

Internal issues can also be created from a lack of sleep. Not enough beauty sleep can make you more stressed, and everyone can see that tension.

“It makes you look angry, tired, sad, and certainly older,” New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD in a WebMD article.

Not only does losing sleep cause these problems, but it also leads you to avoid key repairing processes your skin needs. While you sleep, your skin works to renew itself – new skin cells grow, replacing older cells.

Fortunately, this problem has a simple solution: get more beauty sleep! Experts say seven to nine hours of sleep each night can make all the difference for your skin.

“”The good thing about the skin is that it recovers quickly,” Day says. “Get a good night’s sleep tonight and tomorrow, everyone will notice. They may even tell you how well-rested you look.”

Getting a good night sleep also helps with building a positive outlook of your real self. Studies say that when it comes to their own personal attractiveness, good sleepers rate themselves much higher than those receiving poor sleep.

With just one lifestyle change and a little determination, you can help better your skin almost immediately. So when the day’s over the clock strikes bedtime, do your skin a favor and get some sleep!

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  • AmySue Hartman says:

    I work in Behavioral Health and always emphasize how important good sleep hygiene is to each of the clients I serve; great article.

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