Is Beauty Sleep a Real Thing?
Let’s be honest — getting your “beauty sleep” feels like a cliche. We get it. After all, sleeping to enhance one’s beauty? Yeah, that sounds like witchcraft. But despite what you may think, it turns out it’s totally legit. We know *gasp*
In this post, we’re taking a snoozy dive into the world of beauty to understand the importance of a good night’s rest. So if you’re ready to sleep your way to the fountain of youth — keep reading.
What Should I Know About Beauty Sleep?
First things first, is beauty sleep a real thing? You betcha. Your body repairs itself, heals, and recovers while you slumber, and a good night’s sleep can lead to a long list of incredible beauty benefits, including:
- Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
- A radiant and glowing complexion
- Improved breakouts
- Less puffy eyes and dark circles
- Healthier, fuller hair
- Stronger and longer nails
- Happier, healthier appearance
You see, without good sleep quality, your skin cells will struggle to regenerate, your body will produce less collagen (the key for keeping skin plump and smooth), and even your skincare products won’t work as well.
Needless to say,beauty sleep is definitely real.
What Are Some Tips for the Ultimate Beauty Sleep?
Now that you know the truth behind beauty sleep (that it’s 100% real), you might be wondering how to catch Zzzs for the ultimate beauty sleep. Although there are many things you can do to bring on the sleepies, here are our favorite tips:
1. Aim for Eight Hours
If you’re able to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night, you’ll be on your way to reaping all the wonderful benefits of beauty sleep without doing anything else! Good, restful sleep helps prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and inflammation. It also stimulates muscle growth and inhibits fat production — while sleep deprivation, or a lack of sleep, can do just the opposite.
Pro Tip: Struggling to get your beauty rest? Try Sleeping Beauty — a snoozy supplement that combines melatonin, valerian root, and magnesium to help you drift off to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.* Simply take one or two capsules before it’s time to hit the hay and let the deep sleep roll.
2. Keep it Dark
Avoiding light as you snooze is crucial to getting quality rest, but sometimes this is much easier said than done. Maybe there’s a street light that beams through your window when it gets dark. Or perhaps you have a roomie who burns the midnight oil under the fluorescent light of a lamp.
Whatever the case may be, adopting techniques to reduce your exposure to light is key to catching those glorious Zzzs. Here are some ideas to help you get enough sleep:
- Invest in blackout curtains
- Apply a dark tint film to your window
- Place your smartphone face-down
- Roll a towel under the door
- Ask your roommate to study in a different room
You could also wear a sleeping mask like the one we offer here at Love Wellness! Cute, chic, and undeniably comfy, our sleeping mask blocks out disruptive light and promotes relaxation.*
3. Snooze on Silk
Silk pillowcases are flying off the shelves these days thanks to their incredible skincare benefits. Its fibers are much gentler on hair, creating less friction and, in turn, less frizz and fewer split ends.
In addition to supporting gorgeous tresses, silk is super soft and smooth, so it doesn’t pull at or crease the skin. This means that a silk pillowcase may help prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and help your skin look smooth the next day.
4. Chill Out
Snoozing in a cool room is ideal for quality sleep.
So, what temp is best? According to some experts, the best bedroom temperature for sleep is approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Of course, everyone is different, so this may vary by a few degrees from person to person, but most experts agree that keeping the thermostat between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit is the way to go to get enough shut-eye.
5. Hydrate as You Hibernate
Drinking water right before it’s time to hit the hay may contribute to poor sleep (potty runs, anyone?), but eating your water won’t.
Water-rich foods like celery and cucumber release hydration slowly — so swap those late-night salty snacks for these. Trust us; your skin will thank you later, and you just might get better sleep while you’re at it, too.
6. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Oh, and did we say moisturize?
Your skin heals and renews itself as you snooze. Give it a healthy boost by providing it with lots of moisture and a nourishing nighttime skincare routine before hopping into bed.
Pro Tip: Could your complexion use some love? Check out Clear Skin Probiotics — our shelf-stable probiotic clinically tested to clear acne† and support your gut-skin connection.* Simply take one capsule a day to keep your skin’s microbiome balanced, healthy, and happy.
7. Treat Your Hair
If you’ve never worn a hair mask overnight — you’re missing out. An ultra-nourishing mask can leave your hair feeling unbelievably fabulous by:
- Making your tresses shiny and soft
- Penetrating the hair shafts deeply to add more moisture
- Reducing hair breakage, frizz, and split ends
For extra support, consider taking Healthy Hair Probiotics. This incredible hair-lovin’ formula is made with nourishing ingredients to support longer, thicker, and shinier hair while helping to reduce hair shedding.* What’s not to love?
So, is beauty sleep a real thing?
You betcha. Without good quality shut-eye, your beauty can definitely take a toll. Your eyes may get puffy, your hair can lose its shine, more wrinkles will appear and your nails may even weaken.
Fortunately, all you have to do is aim for seven to nine hours of restful sleep each night to prevent these things from happening. In other words, you don’t necessarily need a bunch of fancy-schmancy products to attain radiant beauty — all you need to do is catch some quality Zzzs.
Here at Love Wellness, we create natural solutions for natural problems because we experience them too (yes, really!) Whether you’re struggling to find sleep or need some help to achieve flawless skin, you can count on us to have just what you need to feel and look your best.
Ready to sleep your way to the fountain of youth? Check us out today for ever-lasting beauty tomorrow.
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