Never underestimate the power of sleeping. When it comes to your beauty routine, sleeping may be the equal of a fountain of youth. While you sleep, your body recovers and  repairs critical stressed out areas.

This delivers a long list of benefits for your skin. The key of a perfect sleeping routine is to get enough shut-eye time. This translates into 7 to 9 quality hours each night.

We’ve all heard about ‚’beauty sleep’’, but not all us know how it exactly affects on our skin.

Let’s start from the side effects when you don’t have enough sleep.

– Blood vessel dilate, creating dark circles under the eyes;

– Collagen production slows and your skin can become dull;

– The body inflammation level increases dramatically. This can affect your immune system, causing breakouts and irritations;

– Your skin can’t repair itself, leading to premature aging;

– Sleeping shortage immediately affects your look. It can cause dehydration, leading the corners of your mouth to droop;

– Not sleeping enough affects the production of melatonine. This connects to your mood, making you look sadder than you’d do after a good night’s rest;

On the other hand, more sleep improves your skin in many ways:

– Fewer wrinkles. In fact, skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle. Remember: only getting 5 hours a night can lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping 7 would. This also leaves your skin drier, which can result in lines made more visible.

– A glowing complexion. Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep, which’ll allows you to wake to a healthy glow. Skimp on sleep and your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless.

– A brighter gaze with less puffy eyes.

Puffy eyes are one of the first things we see when we don’t sleep or have insufficient shut-eye. But sleeping the right amount of time might not be enough. Staying well-hydrated and sleeping in a proper position is very important too.  For example, try elevating your head with an extra pillow. This can also help reduce swelling. Plenty of rest do even minimizes dark circles. When your low on sleep, blood doesn’t flow well and deposit under eyes. Hence it become visible, as the skin is so thin in that area. Here is explained the cause of this annoying problem excruciating all of us. 

– A happier, healthier appearance.

Like every beauty regime, a disciplined behaviour built upon healthy habits is essential.
Here are some helpful tips to improve your beauty sleep:

You should avoid eating before bed, especially grains, sugars and caffeine.

Follow the “No Screen Time Before Bed” rule. Help by keeping TV, smartphone, and tablet out of the bedroom 

Drink water during the day so to improve nightly hydration. Indeed do not drink too much water before bed: it may keep waking you up for an toilet run.

Keep your room dark and cool, your bedroom shouldn’t be over 20 degrees.