Beauty sleep is not just an old wives tale. A full night’s sleep is actually good for your skin.
Dr. Louise Reyner from the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University says, "Most people on average need seven and a half hours a night but it all depends on your age. The older you are, the less sleep you need; the younger you are the more you need" (from WebMD).
While you are sleeping you skin has a chance to heal itself and improve. This can mean less dark circles and brighter and more even skin.
Dr Lannigan says, "When you sleep, the natural breaking down of proteins, the building blocks of our skin, slows down and the body begins to repair damage suffered from UV rays and lifestyle factors throughout the day. Sleep helps to support a healthy immune system allowing us to fight off minor infections and irritations in our skin and heal any blemishes."
More sleep can mean less breakouts. The more sleep you get—the less stressed that you are which means less painful pimples, according to WebMD.
Sleep renews and refreshes us both physically and emotionally. A full night’s sleep can work wonders on your skin and your health.
This article is a source of information only and should not be considered as a replacement for talking with your doctor about your health. Talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise or weight loss plan (like a diet). This is important if you have any medical conditions. Your health care provider can help you with your weight loss goals and make sure the diet plan you have in mind is a good choice for you.