The sleep-skin connection: 3 ways your skin benefits from sleep
With the launch of our limited edition Sleep Better Kit, we understand this importance of a good night’s kip! We certainly advocate the importance of a super strong skincare régime to get your skin in tip top shape (hello, that’s our forte!). However, before you start slathering on oils and creams, consider an important (and oft-neglected) element that’s crucial to getting the best possible results from your products, no matter what you use: your sleep.
Your sleep habits directly impact your skin, and we’re not just talking about the number of hours you sleep – it’s the quality of your sleep that counts, too!
We want you to maximize the results of your mio products, so keep reading to see how good sleep habits send you on your way to getting the skin of your dreams (literally!): glowing, bouncy, strong, and fit.
1. Age gracefully
While you’re sound asleep, your skin cells are hard at work. During deep phases of sleep, your skin cells actually repair and replace dead cells, reversing the ageing effects of free radicals. It’s important to note that most cell regeneration happens during one of the deepest phases of sleep, REM (Rapid Eye Movement), so getting quality, deep sleep is essential to reaping these benefits.
Also during deep sleep, your brain releases HGH (human growth hormone), which aids in the production of collagen, known for making skin plump and youthful. Lastly, sleep increases the production of Melatonin, known as “the sleep hormone”, which acts as an antioxidant to ward off some of the most tell-tale signs of ageing: wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
We’ve just established that during a good sleep, your skin has the chance to regenerate its cells. But what about when you don’t get a good night’s sleep? Your body misses out on the opportunity to heal itself, meaning it’s not as equipped to fight an impending breakout.
While you snooze, your body naturally reduces its levels of the stress hormone Cortisol, causing you to relax. When you don’t get enough sleep, you miss out on this effect, and in fact, the opposite occurs – your Cortisol levels increase, causing a surge in sebum production, and ultimately, the dreaded breakout. One of the most common causes of acne is stress, and neglecting your sleep is one sure fire way to stress you out. The moral? Get a solid night of shut-eye to banish your breakouts!
3. Get that glow
We all associate a good night’s sleep with a radiant, healthy glow, and there’s great reason for that. On the contrary, a lack of sleep reveals itself in puffy eyes, pasty skin and an overall dullness. There’s a perfectly logical reason for this: while you’re horizontal in bed, your blood flow has ample time to regulate and become evenly distributed after getting drawn down thanks to the effects of gravity when you’re vertical all day.
Sleep is your chance to reverse this, and flush blood back into your face, resulting in a vibrant glow.
Why not try out limited edition Sleep Better Kit? If you’re looking of a natural remedy to help you drift away our Sleep Better Kit is the perfect combination of stress-free relaxation. Together the Liquid Yoga Bath Soak and Liquid Yoga Space Spray