HOW LATE NIGHTS
Can affect your skin!
Are you putting time to catch up on your zzzz’s on the back-burner, staying up late enjoying the summer nights,
or watching your favourite series on Netflix into the late hours of the night?
You may want to reconsider.
Below, board-certified dermatologist, and skin care expert, walks us through the consequences of too few hours of shut-eye.
It’s safe to say our days of pulling all-nighters are far, far behind us now.
DULL, TIRED-LOOKING SKIN
Have you ever had someone come up to you and say, ‘You look so tired today’?
It’s another way of saying your complexion looks atypically drab and dreary.
It makes sense: If you feel tired, you’ll look tired!
During the hours of sleep, the skin cells are working on reparation and regeneration—in another words, increased mitosis. Take that time away and you’re left with tired, dull-looking skin.
Need help getting your skin to glow again?
Get more sleep, remove make up and dirt before going to bed and apply your NIGHT MYRRH SERUM.
While you're sleeping, the body's hydration rebalances. Skin is able to recover moisture, while excess water in the body is processed for removal. Not getting enough sleep can result in poor water balance, which can lead to under-eye bags and circles, as well as dryness and more visible wrinkles.
Not enough sleep contributes to weight gain. Sleep makes you feel less hungry. Studies have linked sleep deprivation to excess snacking on salty or sweet foods and calorie consumption.
ACCELERATED SKIN AGEING
During deep sleep, the rise in growth hormones allows damaged cells to become repaired.
Without the deeper phases of sleep, this won't occur, allowing daily small breakdowns to accumulate instead of being reversed overnight. This results in more noticeable signs of skin ageing.
TIP : Sleep on your back or use a special pillowcase.
It makes sense that the position your face is in while you sleep
(for one-third of your day!) matters to your skin.
Sleeping on a rough cotton surface can irritate your skin and compress your face for long hours at a time, resulting in wrinkles.
While most wrinkles are caused by the expressions we make while we’re awake, wrinkles on the face and chest can result from sleeping on our stomachs or sides.
An easy solution to this is sleeping on your back — which also has a few other benefits.
If you prefer to sleep on your side, get a skin-friendly pillow. A satin or silk pillow minimises skin irritation and compression.
So, embrace healthy sleep as a way to healthy skin.
It’s not just for a glow or looking youthful, it’s about maintaining your health in body, mind, and skin for years to come. A few wrinkles never hurt anyone — in fact, they’re usually a sign of happy years lived.
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