Are you getting enough beauty sleep each night? While sleep requirements may vary from person to person, most adults require at least 7-9 hours each night to function properly throughout the day. We’ve all been guilty at some point of neglecting our beauty sleep. Whether you’re up late partying until the morning, cramming for exams, taking care of your newborn, or just unable to sleep from stress, many people face difficulty getting those required hours of shuteye every night. However, as you may have already noticed, sleep deprivation can wreak havoc to your mental, emotional, and physical state. We wanted to dive into this matter further and share the five ways sleep deprivation can affect your overall health and skincare.
Makes You Gain Weight
While factors such as genetics and diet and exercise habits can affect your overall weight, sleep deprivation can also contribute to weight gain. A lack of sleep can cause changes to your hormones that regulate hunger and appetite, leading to unnecessary cravings for high-fat and high-carbohydrate foods, like doughnuts and croissants.
Ages Your Face
Who doesn’t love youthful looking skin? As we get older, it’s natural for our skin to look a little dull. However, you can maintain that youthful appearance by getting a good night’s rest. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol. At high levels, cortisol can break down collagen, a natural protein that helps keep your skin looking fresh and young. If you need an extra hand, try our Collagen Facials, which help replace lost collagen by flooding the derma to accelerate cell renewal. Remember a little TLC can go a long way!
Develops Dark Circles
You can usually tell that someone hasn’t had enough beauty sleep when they show up to work with “zombie eyes,” aka dark circles under their eyes. While there are numerous factors such as age, eye strain, allergies, and dehydration that cause those pesky dark circles to occur, sleep deprivation is on the top of the list. A lack of sleep can cause fluid to build underneath the eyes, causing them to appear puffy with bruised looking shadows. If you need extra help to get rid of the dark circles under the eyes, we recommend adding the Cucumber Eye Gel from Eminence Organics Skincare to your daily skincare regimen. This product has active herbal ingredients to reduce the appearance of puffiness the natural way.
Impairs Memory Retention
If you feel like Dory from Finding Nemo, you may need to get more beauty sleep. When you’re sleeping, your body rests, which allows your brain to process information from the day and form memories. However, without adequate rest, your ability to learn and retain new information may be impaired. That’s why you may notice those all-nighters usually doesn’t work in your favor.
Creates a Lack of Sex Drive
Ladies and gents, if something is missing from the love department, you could blame sleep deprivation as the culprit. Not getting enough shut-eye can worsen your mood and affect your hormone levels, leading to lower sex drive and arousal. If you want to spice things up in the bedroom again, it might be best to consider getting your beauty sleep in first.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including getting proper, quality beauty sleep, can be a challenge. But remember, sleeping at least 7-9 hours each night can only be beneficial to your overall health and skincare. We hope we’ve convinced our beauties to make a habit of getting a good night’s sleep!