You probably already know that sleep is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing, but you might not have realized that there is some truth behind the term “beauty sleep.” Just as your body takes time while you snooze to repair and restore itself, the skin takes this time to repair daily damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other environmental factors. This repair is crucial to your skin’s overall health and beauty, but there are some ways you can improve the process.
One of the best things you can for your skin while you sleep is keep it hydrated. Do this by keeping the air moist. Keep a humidifier in your bedroom, especially during the fall and winter when dry heat indoors tends to sap moisture. This is one of the single best ways to continuously hydrate the skin on your body and face while asleep.
While you are sleeping, your metabolic rate is lower, so your body is producing fewer free radicals that can damage the skin. Plus, because your body doesn’t have to work to protect the skin at night, it can focus all of its attention on on repairing the day’s damage. You can make this process even more beneficial by using a repairing night cream that will optimize your skin’s natural repair process, making it stronger and more resilient. Of course, this also means firmer and brighter skin, which will make you look younger with fewer wrinkles.