Sleep is mega important to the health of your skin. Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep, which means you wake to a healthy glow. When you cut back on it, your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless. Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face.
What then is the best way to Sleep?
- Sleeping in certain positions may result in sleep lines, find a good position. We advise you hit your sheet backside-first to avoid sleep lines that can metamorph into deep-set wrinkles.
- Sleeping too little can cause stress, which leads to breakouts and a dull complexion. Snooze for at least 7 hours so your cells, skin, and body can regenerate and recover from your day-to-day activities. Rest!
- Sometimes go to bed with an ultra-hydrating mask. Wake up with soft, hydrated skin while tackling everything from eczema to acne. Instead of washing the formula off, wear it overnight and blot off the excess with a tissue at sun-up. Don’t do this too often.
- Don’t go to bed with makeup. No matter how tired you are, removing your makeup before bed is a must, unless clogged pores, potential bacterial infections and residue on your pillow (that can lead to sickness) are your thing. Keep makeup-removing wipes on your nightstand for a fail-proof plan.
- Change your pillowcase (and sheets) at least once every two weeks in order to keep your skin healthy. While we’re glad that our skin gets a chance to rest at night and shed its dead cells in order to build new ones, those dead cells build up on your pillowcase over time, leaving behind bacteria and toxins.
- To reduce eye puffiness and overpigmentation, apply overnight products that contain ingredients like Vitamins B, C, and P to stimulate cell turnover and circulation. That’s what we call beauty rest!
Don’t take your good night’s rest for granted! Your skin will thank you for it.