Throughout the years, you’ve no doubt heard various women comment about their need for beauty sleep. Beauty sleep is indeed very real, and should be taken seriously! While you sleep, your body and skin repair and rejuvenate, which is mainly why you look more vibrant, alert, and youthful on days you’re feeling well rested.
Read on to learn more about the beauty benefits of sleep, and don’t forget to set up your complimentary consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to talk about your options for getting the well-rested look you want.
Nearly half of all Americans fail to get the amount of sleep they need, according to the Better Sleep Council. The average American gets less than seven hours of sleep, while experts suggest getting between seven and nine hours of sleep for the best health benefits.
In our highly demanding society, factors such as work, family, and illness often play a role in the amount of sleep we get. However, by making sleep a priority, you not only benefit from better health and improved mental clarity, but enhanced beauty as well!
Here are the top five beauty benefits associated with getting more sleep.
1. Brighter complexion
While you sleep, your body boosts blood flow to your skin to produce a brighter, more glowing complexion, whereas lack of sleep impedes blood flow, and makes your skin look dull and ashen. If you’re feeling and looking drab, head to bed earlier than usual to naturally brighten your skin tone.
2. Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
Your skin produces new collagen while you sleep, which helps keep your skin healthy, plump, and youthful-looking. Healthy collagen production helps stave off fine lines and wrinkles, and can even help fill in existing fine lines. The longer you sleep, the fewer wrinkles you’ll have due to improved collagen production.
3. Fewer bags and circles
Since sleep helps promote good blood flow, lack of sleep can make dark circles and bags stand out. This is because blood collects under your eyes where skin is thinner, and results in puffy, tired-looking eyes. Even if bags and circles run in your family, getting enough sleep can help minimize their appearance.
4. Healthier hair
Good blood flow and circulation help carry nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to your hair follicles. Lack of sleep impedes blood flow, which can increase the rate of hair loss, and lead to damaged, unhealthy hair. Plus, lack of sleep increases your stress level and spikes the stress hormone cortisol, which drives hair loss.
5. Happier overall mood
Sleep helps regulate your hormones and makes you feel more vibrant and refreshed, which means fewer mood swings, a more positive attitude, and better health. Lack of sleep can also affect your facial expressions in subtle ways over time, and lead to sagging, droopiness, and fine lines. The happier you are, the more you’ll smile, and the more upbeat you’ll feel about maintaining your skin care routine and overall health.
If you’re battling fine lines, wrinkles, bags, circles, and other unwanted features due to lack of sleep, there are several cosmetic treatments available that can help rejuvenate your overall appearance, such as brow lift surgery, eyelid surgery, and facelift surgery. Non-surgical treatments that can help you achieve a more youthful look include Botox®, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and more.
Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about cosmetic treatments that can help you turn back the clock, and stop by our Skin Store to browse products that can help erase evidence of sleepless nights. Monarch Plastic Surgery is devoted to help you look and feel your best -- make an appointment today!