Ever heard the concept of beauty sleep? Anyone? Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or gone off to live in the wilderness hehe), there’s no way you haven’t heard many people saying time and time again that good sleep is crucial to having radiant skin.
We’re pretty sure you’ve heard a celebrity or two mentioning that the secret behind their young and flawless skin was good hydration, regular exercise, and lastly, tons of sleep! Well, we’ve come up with the perfect sleep routine that’s going to help you sleep your way to glowing skin :)
How Does Sleep Help?
Sleeping gives our body to repair and replenish itself, and that includes our skin too. With little to no UV light exposure and barely any movement, your skin finally gets free time to do what it needs to do the most- fix itself up!
During this time, your skin removes toxins, repairs cells and reverses DNA damage that’s caused throughout the day. It replaces aging cells with new ones, which is why you always look refreshed and bright after a good night of sleep.
It’s definitely not rocket science trying to figure out how you can make small changes in your sleeping habits and night routine to wake up not only feeling refreshed, but with better skin thanks to good sleeping habits!
Use Products with Vitamin A or C
Vitamin C and A have been known to help with boosting collagen production, which as we all know, works wonders for your skin. While you’re taking your beauty rest, let products do the work for you. At Anatomicals, we boast of many products like the Melon Body Scrub, Mango & Papaya Body Cleanser + Lotion that helps fasten your collagen production.
Use Silk Pillowcases
It’s been well researched that softer sheets and pillowcases cause fewer wrinkles and strain on your face and body while you’re sleeping. Sleeping with a silk pillowcase will ensure that your skin isn’t snagged due to friction. Plus, it’s great for your hair too, and we love a good 2 for 1 deal!
Sleep on Your Back
Sleeping on your side can not only lead to disturbed sleep throughout the night, but also give you wrinkles quicker! The friction between your body and the sheet can end up causing unnecessary scrunching up of your skin. If you’re sleeping on your front...well, don’t be too surprised when you wake up with a swollen face!
Have Water on Standby
Giving your body a chance to rehydrate in the morning right when you wake up can make your skin look brighter and radiant. And no, there’s no product out there in the world that can substitute drinking plain old water. So be sure not to be missing your water intake throughout the day as well!!
Consistency is Key
Don’t think that a week or two of good sleep is automatically going to get you results. You need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night so your body can get to work repairing your skin.
Going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day can help keep you consistent when it comes to sleep. And no, it doesn’t mean that staying up till 3 am one night to obsessively stalk your celeb crush is okay for your skin!
Prepare for the Next Day
Sometimes, the biggest obstacle between you and good sleep can be your mind. When you’re constantly stressed about not waking up on time the next day or having to get things done as soon as you wake up, it can prevent you from falling asleep.
It’s better to sort out all the things that would take you time in the morning like your clothes, food, and so on. It can help calm you down and put you in the right mood for some good sleep.
Self-care is the best kind of love you can give yourself, and we aim to help you love yourself a bit more at Anatomicals. When you start treating yourself right, get good sleep, you’ll not only get better skin, but a better mood overall! If you needed someone to tell you beauty is not just skin-deep, well, here we are telling you exactly that!