We all know that a restful night’s sleep is essential for our health – aiding the immune system and memory retention – but did you know that a good night’s sleep can rejuvenate your skin?
Daily, our skin is bombarded by the constant weather changes and the pollutants in our environment. These environmental influences are known as extrinsic factors. In fact, it is estimated that 80 to 99% of what we see happening to our skin is because of these extrinsic factors. The obvious result being signs of photo-aging (a.k.a., wrinkles, fine lines and saggy skin). How can we possibly help our skin against such an attack? Other than wearing that essential sunscreen every day to protect against UVA and UVB rays, start with drinking plenty of water throughout your day; decrease the free-radical attack on your system by eating a diet rich in whole foods that contain vitamins A, C and E; and get a full night’s rest. Take advantage of those 7 to 9 hours of dedicated nighttime sleep!
Our body’s repair processes go to work at night giving our skin relief from the stresses of the day. However, during the night our skin excretes less sebum, loses more water, is warmer and has a more acidic pH. So before you lay that head down to rest, prepare your skin to effectively repair and restore balance once more. This is simple enough to do by just remembering every night to wash and moisturize your face and neck before you go to sleep with products that feed your skin with water attracting, skin softening, lipid barrier-builders and collagen stimulaters by means of a premium skin care regimen. With rejuvenating products like that, you will rest easy, confident in knowing your skin will be working at its best all night long to revive and restore all that this big bad, free-radical-wielding world has tried to degrade. Fight the good anti-aging fight while you sleep. It’s just that easy.
Until next time, remember to take care of you!