Who doesn’t feel better after a good night’s sleep?
It makes a huge difference to our overall wellbeing but our “beauty sleep” is also very important for our skin and the key to a glowing complexion! Sleep is known to dramatically reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) which in itself is a great reason to hit the bed and ensure we get enough rest. But what exactly happens to our skin at night while we are in blissful slumber?
Sleep prevents breakouts and allergic reactions. It aids your body in fighting existing skin conditions. When you are sleep deprived, increased inflammatory response shows up as acne breakouts, increased sensitivity, and dermatitis reactions. The more you sleep, your chances of warding off skin conditions are higher.
To wake up to calmer skin, we recommend: RS2 Concentrate. Like “ice” to reduce redness and inflammation. It soothes and calms while strengthening fragile skin.
Sleep makes your skin look younger. With enough sleep, your body is able to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid – the molecules that give the skin its youthful glow and elasticity. If you want to look younger, always make sure you get sufficient rest. It’s the exact reason why we look fresh after 8 hours of sleep!
To wake up to plumper, firmer skin, we recommend: Stem Cells Intensive Serum. The ultimate cell rejuvenator. Densifies the epidermis to soften lines and “elasticize” the skin.
Sleep prevents puffy and dark undereyes. The body’s hydration rebalances while we sleep. Our skin is moisturised while excess water is processed for removal. When the body is sleeping, it produces antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and Aldosterone, the hormones that give us the ability to hold our urine while sleeping. With the help of ADH and aldosterone, the body is able to properly regulate water in our body. Consequently, sleep deprivation results in poor water balance, leading to puffy and dark undereyes, as well as dryness and wrinkles.
To reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, we recommend: EyeRenew™ Conceal & De-Age Treatment. It reawakens dull eye contour, illuminates and brightens eye area, and repairs aging signs like lines and wrinkles.
Uninterrupted sleep helps repair damaged cells. While you sleep, your growth hormones repair your damaged cells, transforming your skin’s texture to soft, finer complexion. This can only be achieved in deeper phases of sleep which means short, shallow sleep does not help in the natural restoration and healing process. Without sleep, cell degeneration and aging process accelerates.
To wake up to finer, softer skin, we recommend: Micro-Retinol Essential Serum. It evens both skin’s texture and tone to give skin a more youthful appearance and fabulous glow.
Sleep helps us manage our weight, which is also great for our skin. When we sleep, we feel less hungry. Why? Our body produces Leptin, the hormone that inhibits hunger. Having regular sleep enables the body to effectively manage weight, preventing stretch marks and uneven skin tone. So the next time you need to decide whether to gobble or to snooze, if you want to manage your weight, pick the latter.
To wake up to lighter, brighter skin, we recommend: Lumablanc Cream. It progressively lightens dark patches and exfoliates skin, reducing appearance of dark spots.
Make sure your skin gets the most out of your night time rest. Get enough sleep by establishing a bedtime schedule. Add active formulas at night, when your cells will benefit the most, to help win back your youthful glow. Consider it a treat to yourself! Youthful, glowing skin will follow.
Don’t forget the #1 rule: Always cleanse and moisturise your face at night. This July, Receive a FREE Full Size Cleanser with every purchase of DRY, SENSITIVE or COMBINATION CARE CREAMS.