How Sleep can Help with Radiant Skin


Why our beauty regime needs good snooze time.

A good night’s sleep means beauty sleep. Research shows that even one bad night doesn’t do wonders for your face and skin. For a recent study, 40 observers were asked to rate 20 facial photographs for tiredness, facial cues and sadness. They were asked to rate those who had slept normally or those who had a sleep deprived night following only five hours sleep. The faces of sleep deprived people had more hanging eye lids, redder eyes, more swollen eyes, paler skin, more wrinkles/fine lines and more droopy corners to the mouth. Another study reveals that people feel less inclined to interact with sleep deprived individuals.

Sleep, time and skin love. 

A poor night’s sleep has great impact. Sleep is a time when your skin, particularly the epidermis repairs itself. During sleep the blood flow to the skin increases, repairing damage from sun and pollution exposure and rebuilds collagen. Collagen helps to prevent sagging.

Sleep also delivers replenishing fluid to all areas of the body that need it including the eyes and lips, while removing excess fluid from other areas like under the eyes. Without the opportunity that 7 to 8 hours that sleep gives, your skin ages faster and doesn’t recover so well from the environmental pollutants of the day.

Poor sleep also leads to stress and vice versa. Stress leads to increased production of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol can also impact on the skin’s quality through increasing inflammation and destabilising the immune system.  This can aggravate skin problems like acne and eczema.

So, be sure to try to get a good night’s sleep. Stick also to your daily skin care routine. Eat a healthy diet, keep well hydrated and get plenty of exercise, outdoors if you can.

Busting inner skin troubles.

To improve sleep and bust stress try a quality, seed to shelf CBD oil supplement such as Dragonfly CBD. The World Health Organisation has recognised that CBD may have the potential to help with sleep issues. CBD has a calming effect in the central nervous system mediated by CBD’s interaction with the CBD 1 and 2 receptors, among others.

Healthier, fuller hair.

Lack of sleep causes hair loss and breakage. Hair follicles gain nutrients, vitamins and minerals from blood flow. When we are short on shut-eye, hair weakens and has difficulty growing.

Let us know in the comments below if the above tips work for you, and enjoy your sleep tribers.

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