Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, getting enough sleep can really impact your health including the youthful appearance of your skin! We all know what it’s like when we haven’t had enough sleep; those dreaded dark puffy circles under the eyes, the short temper, the low energy. Yes, sleep can really make or break your day and not just when it comes to your mood.
The Human Growth Hormone is responsible for keeping us looking young and sprightly and this hormone really goes to work when we’re asleep – especially in our slow wave sleep cycle.
We actually develop more skin while we’re asleep! This helps us renew and rejuvenate our skin increasing its youthfulness.
When we don’t have enough sleep, the Stratum Corneum struggles to provide an adequate barrier, leading to moisture loss, dehydration and skin that’s susceptible to breakouts.
HOW To GET MORE SLEEP
Sleep is such an easy way to maintain youthful looking skin naturally. It’s often the simple things in life that are most effective and this is one of them. But if you’re one of those people that find it hard to go to bed early or to get to sleep, here’s a few handy tips to ease you into dreamland…
Enjoy a lovely warm herbal tea before bedtime.
Banish screens from your bedroom and make sure you have screen-free time before you go to bed.
Make sure your room is cool enough (the body needs to cool down to sleep).
Try herbal supplements like Valerian that won’t make you feel groggy when you wake up in the morning.
Written by Tristan Fahey, Rubifresh.
Owner & Founder of Rubifresh Skincare.
Rubifresh is an young Australian skincare brand with a vision and a mission we love.