Having beautiful skin isn't just about the way you apply skin care products, or how much time you spend in the sun. What's actually just as important is the rest of your lifestyle and your overall health. Things like your diet, your mood and your sleep all play a big role in defining the health and appearance of your skin and this is an important part of the puzzle if your aim is to look your very best.
Of these lifestyle factors, sleep is undoubtedly one of the most important. That's why we're going to look into its role in more detail here and provide some tips on how to sleep better and thus improve your complexion.
This is of course a truly “organic” approach to healthy skin, as it will ensure that you are looking after your natural health, such that your skin becomes an outward reflection of that. The short story? Sleeping better may well help you to undo a huge number of different skin issues – ranging from acne, to psoriasis, to poor circulation.
What's important to remember here is that it's when we sleep that our body is at its most restorative. This is when it will get to work healing wounds, rejuvenating cells and generally ensuring that we are looking and feeling our very best. Throughout the day our skin is bombarded by radiation, by dirt and grime and by physical stress and it's only by sleeping that we can fully recover from this.
This is something that you know intuitively; when you've had a rough night's rest you'll see big bags under your eyes and if this continues for a long time then you'll tend to have a somewhat grey complexion. The longer this continues, the more your skin will suffer. And if you really aren't getting enough sleep, then you'll find it can even upset your hormonal balance.
- Misty Cassady