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When it comes to your appearance, sleep is essential if you want to look – and feel – your best. In fact, it’s probably the closest thing to partaking in the “fountain of youth.” Sleep is nature’s most powerful beauty treatment (there’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep). Getting enough sleep can boost your beauty while insufficient zzz’s can leave you looking tired, worn and aged.

You will want to consistently get seven to nine hours of sleep a night to look your best. Otherwise, you’re going to notice your appearance diminishing and not just your energy. It’s because sleep affects your skin, hair, face, and even the effectiveness of your beauty products, which can penetrate the skin optimally when you’re sleeping.

What You Can Look Forward to With A Good Night’s Sleep

– Less Puffy Eyes: If you want to avoid under-eye puffiness, make sure you get your beauty sleep! Staying hydrated properly and elevating your head while you sleep can also minimize unsightly swelling and dark circles under the eyes.

– Glowing Complexion: When you sleep, your body boosts the blood flow to your skin, helping it to get the skin-repairing benefits from the beauty products you commonly use. Your skin also loses more water when you sleep than during the day. To stay hydrated while your skin is working at night, apply a moisturizing cream before bed and stay hydrated throughout your day.

– Fewer Wrinkles: Your skin repairs itself while you sleep thanks to the production of human growth hormone creating collagen, which keeps your skin plumper and prevents sagging. Insufficient sleep can leave your skin drier and create more fine lines in the face.

– Thicker Hair: Not only can the lack of sleep increase your stress levels, but it raises your cortisol levels leading to hair loss. And since blood flow increases while you sleep, hampering that flow diminishes the flow of vitamins and minerals to the hair follicles, making it weaker so it doesn’t grow as well as it should.

– Healthier Appearance: Sleep loss affects your facial expressions. It can cause your mouth to droop at the corners and you to frown more frequently. The result? You end up looking tired, especially when accompanied by the telltale signs of sleep deprivation – eyes that are red and swollen, dark circles under the eyes, droopy eyelids, and a pale complexion. Bottom line: getting a good night’s sleep helps you look refreshed and healthy.

If you have any questions about improving your skin, we are happy to help. Give us a call today, and be sure to get a good night’s sleep!