We all spend hundreds of dollars on creams, sunscreens and various beauty products according to our skin types. But one thing we tend to neglect is to have good sleep.
You must have come across the term ‘beauty sleep’ at least once in your lifetime. And guess what? The concept of beauty sleep is real. Good sleep is a secret to healthy, beautiful and glowing skin.
Science says when you are in a sleep mode, the skin repairs itself and recovers. A minimum of 7 to 9 hours of sleep is mandatory. The sun does not attack the skin at night which allows greater circulation and oxygen flow to the skin.
During the initial three hours of your sleep, the pituitary gland releases Human Growth Hormone (HGH) or somatotropin. This hormone repairs the daily skin damage and thus, slows down the ageing process.
In the middle two hours of sleep, the pineal gland releases melatonin hormone which regulates your sleeping cycle. Apart from this, melatonin regulates your body temperature, blood pressure, eye health, etc.
In the final hours of sleep, levels of the stress hormone known as cortisol decreases. The body temperature drops down and muscles get relaxed. When you are sleep deprived, the body produces more cortisol which results in acne breakouts and clogged pores.
Need more points to get convinced? Read on to find out how proper sleep can contribute to healthy skin:
Who doesn’t want glowing skin? While you are snoozing, blood circulation increases, which means you wake up to a glowing complexion. Lack of proper sleep causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin around your face. The skin looks dull and lifeless. French Pharmacy skin care’s Padina night cream works best in supporting the skin’s natural regeneration process so that you wake up with a healthy glow. Also, our Caudalie Vinactiv Night Oil results in a glow that you have always wished for.
‘The eyes are the windows to the soul.’ Sleep deprivation results in heavy bags under the eyes, which are known as puffy eyes. Plenty of sleep reduces dark circles. When you are low on sleep, blood flow minimizes and collects under the eyes. The skin below the eyes is very thin and delicate and thus, the blood becomes easily visible there. Use our French Pharmacy skin care’s Filorga Time-Filler Eyes every night and say goodbye to sagging eyelids.
Every lady fears wrinkles. Wrinkles are the first signs of the ageing process. Getting beauty sleep results in fewer wrinkles. This is because the skin produces new collagen while you are asleep. Collagen is a protein which provides elasticity to the skin and prevents fine lines, loose skin and dryness. Our Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Night Cream works its magic overnight and reduces visible wrinkles.
Products Work Better
Since sleep is a time of detoxification and repairing, the products work faster. Before shutting down your eyes, apply our must-have French Pharmacy skincare products to have flawless skin. Also, don’t forget to remove your makeup before sleeping with French Pharmacy skin care’s Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water. If you have dry and sensitive skin, apply our soap-free Nuxe Rêve de Miel Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel. Also, wash your face every night and apply our Patyka Repair Night Serum, rich in Vitamin A and E produces collagen works to its fullest while you are asleep.
Long and Healthy Hair
Who doesn’t like long and healthy hair? Lack of sleep can cause wreaking havoc on your hair. Less sleep results in an increase in the hormone cortisol, meaning more stress and hair fall. Even your hair growth can stop at one point of time if you regularly burn the midnight oil. The reason being the blood flow restricts when we are short on sleep and hair gets fewer nutrients. Try our Jowaé Nourishing Dry Oil on your hair and wash it off in the morning to get silky and shiny hair.
Fresh and Happier Look
You might have noticed, when you sleep late, your face looks exhausted in the morning. You are no longer a cheerful person and tend to frown more. Puffy eyes, dark circles, and paler skin can also give an indication to other people that you are tired. So, if you have an important meeting, interview or party, sleep on time a day before to have a fresh and healthier appearance the next day. You will be more refreshed and your brain will function properly.
No More Dry Skin
There are different types of skin and thus different beauty products for each skin type. If you do not know about your skin type, don’t worry. frenchpharmacy.com has developed a skin care analysis tool for you. Beauty Buddy analyses your skin type based on a short questionnaire. If you have dry skin, sleep deprivation can worsen the condition. It is a well-known fact that during sleep we tend to sweat more.
Our body balances hydration and recovers extra moisture. If you miss your night’s sleep, moisture levels in the skin and complexion PH level drop down. This causes an imbalance in the skin as the skin will not be able to produce enough moisture to keep the skin hydrated, leading to drier skin.
Therefore, the quality and quantity of sleep you take every night has a profound impact on every skin type. The biggest secret to perfect skin is as easy as laying down and taking a nap. If you have been spending sleepless nights watching Netflix or scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, you should change your sleeping patterns to fix the wear and tear of the skin. Poor sleep affects your skin’s health in a negative manner.
Avoid burning the candle at both ends. So, now you very well know that early to bed and early to rise, not only makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise but also results in beautiful and younger skin.
Sleep Well and Look Gorgeous!