During sleep your body recovers and repairs itself. This has numerous benefits for your looks. Getting fewer than 6 hours will affect your appearance. Here are 5 benefits of a good night’s sleep.
- Fewer wrinkles
Our body produces collagen while we sleep. More collagen means your skin is less likely to wrinkle. A lack of sleep (less than 6 hours), can cause dry skin which make wrinkles even more visible.
- A glowing complexion
Less sleep means, less blood flow, means less rosy cheeks. Your complexion can become drab, ashen and lifeless.
- Brighter, less puffy eyes
Less sleep causes dark circles or bags under your eyes. A lack of blood flow can cause accumulation under eyes and become visible. The skin there is very thin. Staying well hydrated and keeping your head elevated (with a pillow) helps, too.
- Healthier, fuller hair
Hair follicles receive nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from blood flow. Hence, if your blood doesn’t flow well, hair can break, fall out and get damaged.
- Happy, healthier appearance
Being tiered has an effect on your facial expression. Your mouth can drop, your eyes might be swollen and your skin is paler.
So now you know. Sleep makes us pretty. If you have problems falling asleep, try our 3-Phase Sleep Music. We specifically designed the music to help you or your baby to fall asleep quickly.
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