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Happy World Sleep Day!

In the spirit of sleep day, we thought we’d chat about the effects of your sleep, on your skin!

As a natural skincare brand, we know that healthy skin starts with a healthy lifestyle. One crucial aspect of that lifestyle is getting enough sleep. But did you know that sleep has a significant impact on your skin? In this blog, we’ll explore the effects of sleep on your skin and offer tips to help you maintain a healthy sleep routine.

LET’S TALK FACTS:

It’s a common misconception that getting more sleep will just magically make your skin look better. While it’s true that a lack of sleep can lead to dull, tired-looking skin, simply getting more sleep won’t necessarily solve all your skin problems. However, getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining overall skin health.

  1. Sleep helps balance your hormones. Hormonal imbalances can cause acne, wrinkles, and other skin issues. When we sleep, our bodies produce less of the stress hormone cortisol, which can contribute to inflammation and other skin problems.
  2. Getting enough sleep can also help regulate the hormones that control oil production, which can reduce the likelihood of breakouts.
  3. Sleep can also encourage good circulation. During sleep, our bodies repair and regenerate. This includes repairing damaged skin cells and increasing blood flow to the skin. Good circulation can help bring essential nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which can improve its overall health and appearance.
  4. Sleep helps us to maintain solid emotional and mental health. Stress and anxiety can have a significant impact on our skin, causing issues such as breakouts and inflammation. Getting enough sleep can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can have a positive impact on both our mental health and our skin.

TIPS FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTHY SLEEP ROUTINE:

Now that we understand the importance of sleep for our skin, let’s look at some tips to help us maintain a healthy sleep routine.

  • Be consistent. Try to go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, even on weekends. Consistency can help regulate your body’s internal clock, making it easier to fall asleep and wake up naturally.
  • Remove electronic devices from the bedroom. Electronic devices such as TVs, computers, and smartphones emit blue light, which can interfere with our natural sleep-wake cycle. Removing these devices from the bedroom can help promote relaxation and improve the quality of our sleep.
  • Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime. Consuming large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime can disrupt our sleep, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Instead, try to eat a light meal a few hours before bedtime and avoid caffeine and alcohol altogether.
  • Get some exercise. Being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night. Exercise can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, both of which can improve the quality of our sleep. However, be sure to avoid exercising too close to bedtime, as this can have the opposite effect.

And of course, we’re here to help, because while fixing your sleep is up to you, we can also share our secrets to helping tired skin:

Say hello to your new favourite duo for tired skin, our Revive Skincare Pack. The Revive Skincare Pack is perfect for dry, mature or tired skin. It is made up of repairing and rejuvenating facial skincare products, formulated with powerful (yet gentle enough) plant extracts which work in synergy to boost skin hydration, enhance skin beauty and maintain a youthful appearance.

IN CONCLUSION…

Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining overall skin health. Sleep helps balance our hormones, encourages good circulation, and promotes relaxation, all of which can have a positive impact on our skin. By following these tips for maintaining a healthy sleep routine, and treating your skin to what it needs, you can help improve the quality of your sleep and achieve healthier, more radiant skin.

So let’s get to sleep!