(GoHealthier.com) – By now, we’ve all heard the saying, “You need to get your beauty sleep.” As it turns out, there may be some truth to this statement. Sleep can help our bodies rejuvenate everything from tissue to skin cells. Here are five extra steps we can take to improve our skin while we sleep.
1. Try Sleeping On Your Back
Making sure we get enough shuteye every night is vital to human health. It’s good to shoot for at least 7 to 9 hours each night. How we sleep is equally important. For optimal skin health, try sleeping on your back. While we sleep, fluids can pool, leading to facial puffiness and fine lines. Sleeping on our backs may leave us with fewer wrinkles, offering a smooth appearance when we awaken.
2. Use a Humidifier
Hydration is key to beautiful skin. Skin tends to dry out at night due to sweat and dry air conditions. To improve skin health, drink adequate water during the day and keep the air cool and moist at night. Water protects sensitive skin tissues and helps cells rejuvenate. Using a humidifier may help us achieve a dewy, youthful appearance.
3. Get Enough Vitamin A and C
Taking vitamins or getting adequate daily levels in our diets before we sleep is important for flawless skin. Our bodies rejuvenate when we rest. Vitamins assist with rejuvenation and help fight off harmful compounds that lead to skin breakdown. Vitamin C is beneficial because it plays a role in the body’s collagen synthesis. Vitamin A helps to reduce large pores and clear acne-prone skin.
4. Avoid Cheap, Old Sheets
Keeping the skin’s elasticity intact is vital to looking our best. When we use worn or rough sheets, it can irritate sensitive skin and lead to itching and discomfort. Choose higher thread-count or softer sheets. In addition, avoid using harsh detergents and fabric softeners for soft sheets resulting in a comforting sleep.
5. Don’t Forget to Moisturize
Moisturizing our skin is one of the most important things we can do before bedtime. Most body lotions contain harsh ingredients that may irritate facial skin. Instead, consider using products that contain hyaluronic acid. This natural ingredient targets troubled skin by retaining moisture and helping damaged skin recover properly.
Sleep is the body’s most natural beauty tool. To get the most benefit from it, we need to do what we can on the surface while the body makes internal repairs. We can optimize our environment to make it ready and accommodating for a night of rest. It helps to eat a balanced diet and practice self-care to assist in sleep and healing. Then we’ll be ready to wake up in the morning with the perfect, healthy glow.
~Here’s to a Healthier Life!
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