Why your beauty sleep really is important

Why your beauty sleep really is important

Discover the importance of beauty sleep & how the benefits of sleep promote health.

If we sleep badly, we don’t just feel it: We can also see it in the mirror. We look a bit pale, our eyes are swollen and we look a bit “rumpled”. Find out in Victoria why sleep is so important and how we can make sure we get enough.

Beauty sleep: Does this really mean anything?

Yes, it does! Because in our sleep we release the growth hormone HGH. This helps our skin cells to regenerate and repair the damage that has been caused during the day, for example through UV radiation or stress.

In addition, our cells divide eight times more quickly than during the day and our circulation is more active. Moreover, our body replenishes our stores of collagen and antioxidants that neutralise harmful free radicals.

Sleeping badly or too little over a long period results in more fine lines, hyperpigmentation and a dull complexion. In addition, your skin becomes susceptible to moisture loss and even sunburn heals more slowly than usual.

Tips for a refreshing beauty sleep

  • If possible, go to bed at the same time every night and also get up at the same time.
  • Sleep in a darkened, restful room. If too much light enters, blinds or shutters are essential.
  • The temperature should be between 16 and 18 degrees.
  • From the late afternoon, do not drink anything containing caffeine or any alcohol.
  • Choose soft fabrics like satin or silk for your bed covers. This creates less friction on your skin than terry towelling.
  • Do you tend to have swollen eyes? Then sleep with two pillows (depending on your back position): This helps the body to eliminate fluids. If you have dark circles under your eyes in the morning, a highly concentrated eye cream such as Olay Regenerist Luminous Anti-Dark Circle Correcting Eye Treatment is recommended.

Do you worry about your sleep problems? With our tips you’ll soon drift off naturally into the land of nod.

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