You must get your 6–8 hours beauty sleep every night. Trust me, beauty sleep real, deep slumber is nature’s best defense against skin ageing. I can’t stress enough on the importance of getting the right amount of sleep. Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between the number of hours you sleep and how your skin looks and feels. As your body rests, the skin repairs itself. When you slip into the second phase of your sleep at night—what we call the delta phase—your hormone levels are at their peak, and that’s when cell repair takes place. So what happens really is that any damage to the collagen and elastin under your skin that might have taken place due to say free radicals can be repaired as you sleep. Free radicals, as I have said earlier, is one of the biggest culprits in premature ageing. Want glowing skin? Then hit the bed every night at around the same time, and sleep. Give your skin cells time to rest, repair, and restore. If it’s only 5 hours you can manage every night, then it’s better to sleep early and wake up early than to sleep late and wake up later
Deep sleep = Radiant complexion
Lack of sleep constricts the blood vessels on your face. It looks dull, and lacklustre. Sleep actually helps in collagen production. And you need loads of that for skin that’s supple and elastic. Do you feel tautness in your skin when you wake up? That happens when your skin loses hydration at night when you sleep. All that repair work underneath tends to pull out water from the top layer that is if your air conditioner spares some. To do: Drink at least a glass of water before going to bed and apply a hydrating moisturizer to ensure that your skin does not lose hydration from the outside.
Deep sleep + vitamin enriched night cream = Supple, line-free skin
You can actually help your skin in its repairing efforts by adding some extra dose of vitamins and essential skin actives. When you wake up your skin will thank you for it. I am sure you will also feel very nice about it too.
Deep sleep + anti-wrinkle under eye cream = smooth toned, clear sparkling eyes
Nothing like a good night’s sleep to fight puffy eyes and dark circles. I am sure you have noticed that after a good night’s sleep your eyes look bright, and the under eye area looks smooth and toned. We Indian girls tend to suffer from uneven skin tone, especially under the eyes. This is something you can take care of as you sleep. A little care goes a long way. To do: Buy a lightening under eye cream—look for ingredients like liquorice and vitamin E. Don’t rub, but dab the cream in circular motion around the area. Go to sleep and wake up with prettier eyes. Go low on salt after sunset. You can also put two pillows to prop yourself. Sleep on your back and not on your sides or stomach.
So, make sure you get your beauty sleep regularly. Sleep well & having a glowing skin.