You’ve probably heard the term beauty sleep before. But if you think beauty sleep is just about getting your required nine hours of rest each night, then we've got news for you! What we're talking about here is the concept of needing to get adequate rest to look like (and feel) our best self every day - but it's not as simple as it sounds.
It turns out there’s quite a bit of research and science behind the concept of beauty rest. Sleep is when some of the most important internal (and epidermal) recovery takes place, which is why sleep should be the number one component in your beauty routine. A 2017 study found that two days of sleep restriction negatively affected participant’s perceived attractiveness, health, sleepiness, and trustworthiness.
Put down the products, because there's not a moisturiser or serum in the world that can have the impact a good night's rest can on that pretty face of yours! Getting plenty of sleep is one of the best beauty aids you can invest in - and here’s why.
1. Cortisol, Aka "That Pesky Hormone" Regulates Itself
2. Your Hair Starts To Resemble A Pantene Ad
3. You Can Feel Less Guilty About All The $$$ You've Spent On Skincare
4. Your Eyes Will Sparkle
The good news? Our skin recovers from sleep deprivation rather quickly, but a sleep marathon isn’t the solution. It's all about consistency, and having the best sleep you can have (and deserve), night after night. Of course an effective skincare regimen can help mitigate the effects that our hectic, stressful lives may have on our skin, but making “beauty sleep” a priority is essential for a youthful, healthy, radiant complexion. How might you get that? Why, with a Sleep Ritual, of course. For a more heavy duty course of action, register your interest in our Sleep Retreats and Workshops to learn all about how to resolve the issues with your zzz's long term.