There seems to be a week for everything these days, but this week is devoted to something that is very close to my heart – sleep!
The Week of National Sleep Awareness runs from March 5th to 11th and is dedicated to promoting the benefits of sleep and the very real health risks of insomnia.
Now we are all aware of the importance of good sleep, and sensible sleeping habits are essential for a long, healthy, and productive life.
The beauty benefits are endless too – sleep restless and the first place it will show is your skin. It's not called beauty sleep for nothing!
This is because the repair and regeneration rate of skin cells almost doubles at night, which means that our cells are able to rebuild, repair and heal themselves during sleep.
If you do not sleep well, this function is impaired, which leads to dull, dehydrated and generally stressed skin.
Lack of sleep can be most harmful to people with sensitive or slightly irritated skin because it reduces the body's ability to resist irritants and fight infections.
It also leads to an increased level of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. High concentrations lead to a reduction in collagen production, so that the skin appears dull and empty.
The stress hormone also increases skin inflammation and can therefore trigger diseases such as eczema and acne.
Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks you can try to find a good night's sleep :
- Avoid caffeine 4 to 6 hours before bed.
- Open your bedroom window – the optimal bedroom temperature is between 16 and 18 ° C.
- Exercise regularly to release endorphins and combat stress or anxiety that could keep you awake.
- Take a warm bath before bed – this is a great way to relax and relax tense muscles.
Do you think sleep has a big impact on your skin? I would love to hear other top sleeping tips you have.