The Truth about beauty sleep

World Sleep Day is rolling around on the 18th of March this year and although this annual event is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, we found it essential to remind you about the importance of Beauty Sleep. When it comes to your beauty routine sleep is probably the closest equivalent to a fountain of youth. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your looks. The key is to get enough shut-eye -- 7 to 9 quality hours each night.

The Zzzz’s you get every night can have an impact on your skin and health, because when you don’t get enough sleep your body goes on a vengeance spree good enough to make a grown woman cry.  


Here are 5 reasons why we need our beauty sleep;

1.       Not enough sleep worsens existing skin conditions.

Increased inflammation shows up on the skin as acne breakouts, skin sensitivity and psoriasis and eczema. Leaving you to go for more skin treatments as needed.

2.       Not enough sleep steals your glow.  

Not enough sleep will start stealing your skin’s collagen and hyaluronic acid which is the molecules that give your skin that perfect glow and bounce.


3.       Not enough sleep means puffy eyes, dark circles and wrinkles.

Not enough sleep results in poor water balance, which will leave you with puffy bags under your eyes, under eye circles and dryness, making wrinkles more visible. While you are sleeping your body balances hydration by recovering moisture.


4.       Sleep is like the fountain of youth

Not enough sleep accelerates the ageing process. -During a deep sleep, your growth hormones rise and allow damaged cells to become repaired. 


5.       Not enough sleep contributes to weight gain.

Sleep also helps with weight management, which is good for your skin. Sleeping makes you less hungry, snacking and calorie consumption.


Remember “Sleeping Beauty” wasn’t given that name for nothing! Go home and get your beauty sleep.