Beauty sleep is no joke. A proper sleep is an integral part to good skin care, from its day-to-day appearance to dramatically affecting how your skin ages.
Lack of Sleep Affects Collagen Production
It’s to be said over and over: collagen production is the key to taut, elastic, and youthful skin. Titan Skin Tightening is a non-surgical treatment that promotes collagen production to improve elasticity that may have been lost over time. A good sleep protects from unnecessary collagen destruction that isn’t simply a natural effect of aging.
Let Your Body Do the Work
Sleep is your body’s time to regenerate. The natural affects of time will age your skin–that’s to be expected–but a regular and full sleep is essential to taking good care. Your body needs a full, proper, and consistent sleep to get into a routine of supplying your skin with the right nutrients at the most effective times.
Your skin is soft, delicate, and beautiful. Being kind and gentle to your skin right before and right after a good night’s sleep is something that will be recommended repeatedly when it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance. Gentleness can be promoted through these easy and effective tips:
Don’t over cleanse:
Removing the day’s dirt is important, but too much cleansing will remove natural and important oils.
(Try: Vivierskin Hexam, Skinceuticals Gentle Cleanser or Simply Clean, ZO Medical Normacleanse, SkinTx Gentle Cleanser)
Take it easy on the towel:
Use a clean and soft towel to dry excess water from your face, and dry lightly. Towels are rough and may irritate your skin.
Apply creams lightly and only with one or two fingers:
Fingers are covered in oil and dirt–such is life. When applying a day cream with SPF or a cooling night cream, dab with one or two washed fingers to minimize rubbing as well as oil and dirt transfer that will clog your pores.
(For Day, Try: ZO Oclipse-C SPF 50, Sunforgettable SPF 30 Skin Primer Vivierskin Platiné, Triple Skin Protection SPF 30, Vivierskin Platiné Sun Protection SPF 45, SkinTx Physical Face Block SPF 30)
Sleep on your back:
This may feel at first like you’re becoming Sleeping Beauty herself, but learning to sleep on your back protects your skin in the night in many different ways. A good night’s sleep on your back stops blood from pooling in your very delicate under-eye skin, something that causes dark circles and puffiness in the morning (and will often last throughout the day).
Considering that you spend an ideal 7-8 hours in bed a day, a good quality pillowcase is worth the small investment. While sleeping on your back is the gentlest way to sleep, you’re bound to flip over once or twice. Ensure that your delicate facial skin is not rubbing itself into a rough fabric after you’ve finished a productive and delicate nighttime routine. Combine this with washing dye-free bed sheets with an unscented and gentle detergent and you have a bed fit for a queen.