Sleep is often undervalued, and most people are not getting the recommended amount of rest for various reasons. While sleep may not seem like a priority, not getting enough snooze-time has a variety of negative effects. For years, health professionals have been saying that getting enough sleep is the key to good health and this advice definitely applies to your skin care routine. Here are just a few ways that your sleep schedule can affect your skin care routine:
Timing: Most skin serums, like the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Timeless Skin Care are designed to be used morning and night. If you pull a couple of all-nighters, chances are that you are missing out on that part of your skin care routine. Even if you are skimping on sleep, you are still not getting the ideal time between your serum application.
Skin Needs Sleep: Your body uses the time you sleep to regenerate. Losing sleep effects important brain and immune system functions, which play a major role in keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful. Sleep also helps your skin regenerate collagen, a natural building block of skin cells that is important for skin longevity and elasticity.
A Tired Mind is a Forgetful Mind: When you are tired, you are more likely to skimp on skin care or forget about parts of your routine all together. A good skin care routine is rooted in consistency. And while occasionally skipping your moisturizer is not catastrophic, skipping on sleep increases your chances of missing days. Couple that with the fact that not sleeping is preventing your skin from regenerating naturally, and you will start seeing the negative effects sooner rather than later.
While life can be hectic, it is important to make sleep a priority not only for your skin, but for your overall wellbeing.