A good night’s sleep is just what your skin needs to continue looking and functioning at its best, bringing a whole new meaning to the term “beauty sleep”.
How does sleep affect your skin?
Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recover, and when you wake up, you should feel refreshed and recharged. Lack of sleep can lead to several issues like reduced cognition, delayed reactions, attention lapses, mood shifts and not to mention the repercussions to your mental and physical health.
Sleeping less than the recommended time can impact more than your mood, it can affect your weight, mental health and immune system. After a full day of protecting us against UV rays, pollution, germs and bacteria, our skin also needs time to heal and regenerate. Without a good night’s rest, you may notice an increase in some skin issues like dark under eye circles, more prominent fine lines, reduced elasticity and a drier, blotchy complexion.
How does sleep benefit your skin?
The National Sleep Foundation states that healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night. During this time, your body, including your skin, enters recovery mode and repairs itself. Skin can heal three times quicker overnight and blood flow increases, removing toxins as well as replacing and creating new cells.
Adults need at least seven hours of sleep each night, and you can maximize each hour with some ZO® nighttime essentials.
1. Daily Power Defense Is an advanced serum clinically proven to strengthen skin’s protective barrier while defending against environmental stressors and premature signs of aging.
2. Recovery Crème rapidly restores moisture for more supple, soft skin while an exclusive firming complex rejuvenates the appearance of fragile skin.
3. Growth Factor Eye Serum visibly revives tired-looking eyes by plumping up the skin and reducing the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles around the eye area.
4. Radical Night Repair is a high-potency retinol treatment that helps to powerfully improve the appearance of skin texture, uneven tone, fine lines and wrinkles.