To achieve the best results for skin, most people tend to focus on their skin care routine, skin treatments and diet and exercise. Admittedly, these three are essential and very helpful when you want to get that healthy, youthful and radiant skin. However, most people tend to forget another essential way of making skin healthy and stress free which is sleep. Verily, sleep is one of the most powerful allies to the human body as it holds the key to sustaining and replenishing it. What makes sleep often disregarded and forgotten is that its benefits are not easily seen, making people think that it is less important than those three. But sleep in its entirety is actually so beneficial even without being visible to the naked eye that without it, our body and mind starts to weaken and be prone to decline in our physical, emotional and mental health. This of course includes our skin! Here are 5 remarkable benefits of sleep to our skin that are not easily susceptible!
- Sleep Repairs
Sleep is a very crucial and non-negotiable human activity because it is responsible for all the repairs in our body. During sleep, the body undergoes a lot of work to repair everything inside your body. From your internal organs and deep down into your cells, the body will work actively to make your body able and healthy again. This of course includes the biggest organ of the human body, the skin and all the skin cells within it. All the damages and harm your skin incurred from UV rays, stress, inflammation and other harmful exposure will be repaired during your sleep. Although not everything will be completely healed during your sleep, it is still better to get enough sleep every night so as to increase the time of your body’s repair.
- Sleep Relaxes
While sleep does indeed put your body to a lot of work when it undergoes repair, sleep at the same time, relaxes your body. Sleep puts your mind and body at ease, helping it both to recover from all the strenuous activities and stress. This also means that when you are getting enough sleep every night, chances of having a relaxed body will make it easier to repair. Most often than not, lack of sleep will tax your body and make it stressed and overworked which will definitely lead to the deterioration of your body’s health and your skin’s appearance and immunity.
- Sleep Reduces
Apart from repairing and relaxing your body that leads to a healthier skin, sleep also reduces a few unwanted things that may appear on your skin. This includes puffy eyes and sagging skin. Having enough sleep every night will prevent poor circulation of blood that leads to puffy eyes. This is because the area in your eyes won’t have any fluid that makes your face swollen. As for sagging skin, if you are deprived of sleep, chances are your skin will start to sag and it becomes noticeable because the skin doesn’t get enough rest and becomes overworked. Additionally, sleeping a good amount of hours will reduce production of stress hormones. Without those stress hormones, your body and your skin can focus on restoration and relaxation that will of course lead to a healthier body and skin.
- Sleep Rejuvenates
With those three benefits mentioned above, it goes without saying that sleep also rejuvenates you and your skin. With sleep, your body is able to provide a better circulation of blood in your face, arms and legs that will make them get the proper nutrients. This of course leads to a better complexion of your skin. More importantly, when you get a good sleep your skin produces a lot of collagen that is very beneficial to the overall health of your skin. This natural process prevents a lot of things such as sagging skin, uneven complexion, more noticeable fine lines and wrinkles.