sleep-on-books-1.10.12You’ve probably already noticed that when you skip sleep, it is shown on your face. Tired skin sags, bags, and loses its luster. “Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, causing the look of dark circles,” says dermatologist Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco. Insufficient sleep can also make you more stressed; makes you look angry, tired, sad, and certainly older.

Need for Beauty Sleep

Your skin goes into repair mode and renews itself when you sleep. New skin cells grow and replace older ones . It leads to repairing and restoring and rebalancing. A Lack of sleep can disrupt this process .While you’re sleeping, the body’s hydration rebalances. Skin is able to recover moisture.

Sleep Repair

The good thing about skin is that it recovers quickly. So, how much sleep is good enough? Experts suggest seven to eight hours of beauty sleep.One may question, if sleeping for ten-eleven hours is even better? But getting too much sleep can damage your skin as it increases skin cell breakdown.

Steps to Better Sleep

For glowing skin, get into a sleep habit. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. That rhythm is good for your skin. Also avoid sleeping on your stomach or pushing your head into the pillow when you sleep, to avoid fine lines and creases on your face when you wake up.Sleep under a warm blanket in a cool, dark, quiet room. Also drink plenty of water throughout the day, but not at late night.

Just like diet and exercise, sleep deserves your respect. if you want to look at sleep as a source of fuel, energy and health, don’t look at it as something you have to do.