Why Your Skincare Does Its Best While You Sleep
Although the concept of “beauty sleep” may sound cliché, it is actually a science-based phenomenon. A study 2017 found that after just two nights of poor sleep, participants were perceived as less healthy, attractive, and even trustworthy. (Yuk.)
Here we explain how sleep affects your skin and overall health. Plus, how to supercharge your sleep so you can wake up with your best complexion yet (hint: you’re going to want to grab a bottle of Dr. LeWinn’s Collagen Surge Ultra R4 Sleep Mask).
How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?
While you sleep, your body begins to work.
In the wee hours of the night, your skin takes the opportunity to repair itself by rebuilding collagen and repairing the damage caused by UV exposure. Blood flow to your skin and face also increases.
A 2015 study Posted in Clinical and experimental dermatology found that chronic poor sleep can accelerate the visible signs of aging by not giving your skin the chance to rest and renew itself overnight. Participants who slept seven to nine hours a night were found to have a stronger skin barrier (helping protect against external aggressors), more hydrated skin, and a complexion better able to heal UV damage. .
And it’s not just our skin that suffers: when you’re tired, you’ll likely notice a drop in your mood, as well as lack of concentration, irritability, daytime fatigue, and even impaired judgment. .
How to boost your restful sleep
So more sleep equals healthier, happier and younger-looking skin. But did you know that you can double the benefits of sleep by using the right skin care overnight?
Dr. LeWinn’s Ultra R4 Collagen Surge Overnight Mask has been formulated to support your skin’s regeneration processes, so you can wake up to plump, hydrated, youthful-looking skin in the morning.
The newest product in Dr. LeWinn’s best-selling R4 line, this lightweight sleeping mask absorbs easily into the skin and is designed to be applied before bed to coincide with your skin’s natural renewal process. This gives the product’s active ingredients a chance to really do their job while you are resting well.
Ultra R4 Collagen Surge Night Mask’s dual-serum formula contains anti-aging peptides (to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles); marine collagen (to improve skin elasticity and firmness); and niacinamide (to minimize the appearance of pores). A recent independent lab study found that signs of skin fatigue improved by up to 44% after 28 days and 100% of users noticed brighter skin.
How long do you sleep Actually need?
Although we would all love to spend more than eight hours each night, the reality is that sometimes life can get in the way. In an ideal world, the Sleep Health Foundation recommends that most adults aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
What if you know you probably won’t meet the minimum quota? Coffee and skincare can always be counted on to help reduce the visible signs of fatigue.
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