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3 Reasons Why Sleep Can do Wonders for Your Skin

June 05, 2018

Beauty sleep is real.

You’ve heard the expression time and time again, but have you actually considered it a real part of your skin care routine? Well, we’re here to tell you that you should.

Sleep is for more than just energy. With a proper 7+ hours of sleep per night, you can completely transform the way your skin looks and feels.

The fountain of youth isn’t a well in some mystical forest. It’s actually your bedroom.

Here are three legitimate excuses to hit your snooze button tomorrow morning.

  1. More Sleep = Less Wrinkles

Sleeping is your body’s recovery time. While you’re drooling all over your pillow, your skin is producing more collagen.

What’s collagen?

Collagen is crucial for a wrinkle-free face—it’s what keeps your skin bouncy, firm, and tight. Without a proper seven hours of sleep, your skin will have less time to produce more collagen, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

  1. Less Sleep = Puffy Eyes

We’ve all had those nights where we forget about going to work next day and stay up way past our bedtime. Waking up after those nights can be one of the hardest things to do and, unfortunately, it shows.

Whether you’re not getting enough sleep because of stress or because you had one too many beers the night before, these lovely, puffy bags start to form under your eyes. During your sleep, your body is working hard to balance out the damage you’ve done to it the previous day. One thing your body regulates during your sleep is fluids. Without enough time to regulate, fluid builds up, causing your eyes to get puffy.

While there are many different kinds of eye serums to help with this inevitable problem, there’s a way you can get ahead of it—get more sleep.

The more sleep you get, the less time you have to spend in the morning to make yourself look less like a zombie and more like a professional.

  1. More Sleep = Better Appearance

Ever been a victim of a, “You look tired” comment? We all have at some point.

When you’re tired because of lack of sleep, the first place it shows is your face. The corners of your mouth can droop, your eyelids can feel like they’re sagging, and your skin can look paler.

It’s no wonder people are making those comments to you.

Rather than looking and feeling like a big pile of trash in the morning, make it a priority to get enough sleep every night. Your skin and your boss will thank you.

How to start getting more sleep now

Your skin is the first to show signs of lack-of-sleep. While it might be easier said than done, getting a full seven to eight hours of sleep per night is crucial for your skin care routine. Just think about it like this: the less time you sleep, the more time you have to spend trying to make yourself look like you do get enough sleep. So, why not just get enough sleep? Makes sense, right?

Seven hours of sleep per night plus a freshly cleansed face and some moisturizer is key for a fresh faced, confident, and attractive man. Stop rewatching your favorite shows and get yourself to bed.


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