Beauty sleep is real! If you’re looking for an easy way to elevate your beauty routine, getting an extra hour or two of sleep every night is a surprisingly powerful way to enhance your appearance without adding any new products to your regimen.
Here are some of the big improvements you can look forward to once you start tucking in earlier (or snoozing later!):
- Brighter Eyes
Depending on your age, experts recommend getting around 7 to 9 hours of rest each night. If you’re not getting those precious hours in, or you’re tossing and turning through the whole night, you might notice more pronounced dark circles and swelling around your eyes. The problem is that many people are so accustomed to their current sleep habits that they assume there’s nothing they can do about it.
“Many of our clients attribute puffy eyes and dark circles to aging,” says Isabella Koretz, Founder of Los Angeles’ luxury Ciel Spa. “They come in looking for a coverup or a product that can remove years of fatigue from their eye area. While premium skin care products can definitely help decrease signs of fatigue in the moment, we always tell our clients to go for a more permanent solution: Get more sleep! The power of great products goes even further when you make an effort to put in that extra hour or two of rest.”
- Radiant Complexion
While your mind is snoozing away, your body is still hard at work repairing things, and that includes your skin. If you have stubborn blemishes, you may find that better sleep goes a long way in helping them heal and keeping them at bay for good.
Have you ever noticed that you have a lovely rosy glow after a great night of rest? That’s no coincidence! Your body increases blood flow to your skin while you slumber. If you’re relying on blush to maintain your glow, you may just need to tuck in an hour earlier.
Besides sleeping better, the right products can give your body a helping hand. Our Sleepy Spritzz Facial Toner & Sleep Mist is the perfect bedtime companion, thanks to its calming lavender and chamomile. It’s ideal for oily, hormonal, blemish, and acne-prone skin.
- Tighter and Smoother Skin
Wrinkles and sagging skin both come naturally with age. That doesn’t mean that you can’t slow them down, though! In many ways, sleeping better is the next best thing to discovering the Fountain of Youth. While you’re sleeping, your body is producing collagen, your body’s most prominent protein. Collagen adds structure and plumpness to your skin, helping to slow the aging process.
Of course, your sleeping habits are just part of the equation. Combine 7 to 9 hours of rest with the Midnight Shift Overnight Facial Oil for incredible results. This powerful facial oil contains grapeseed oil for a firming boost of collagen, as well as papaya and ginseng to boost cell turnover.
- Better Hair Days
Poor sleep causes your blood flow to decrease. That means your body’s not receiving an adequate flow of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients to crucial parts of your body -- and that includes your hair follicles! If you’ve noticed that your hair is thinning, breaking, or becoming more brittle, it may be because of poor sleep habits and not just aging.
- Less Stress
Finally, stress is beauty’s number one enemy. While a little stress is necessary for functioning in day-to-day life, too much is detrimental to your physical and mental wellbeing. Better sleep means less stress and a happier you—inside and out!
Treat Yourself to a Better Night’s Rest
Sometimes little changes can produce big results. Is your room too bright? A sleeping eye mask can work wonders. Is your pillowcase rubbing against your face and hair? Try a silk pillowcase instead.
It’s easy to overlook beauty sleep as a necessary part of your routine. After all, you’re sleeping right through it! Start with some simple changes—you might be surprised by the results.
Written by Tess DiNapoli