Sleep Benefits to the Body


Your skin, and your whole body, goes into repair mode when you sleep.  While you sleep, your skin renews itself.  New skin cells grow and replace older cells. It’s repairing and restoring and rebalancing.

Beauty sleep is a real magic.  Your skin heals during the night from the damage through the day. When you go to sleep for about 8 hours, your skin takes the chance to improve.   In the morning you will wake up fresh, full with energy, healthier and rosy skin.

Just like diet and exercise, sleep deserves your respect.  You want to look at sleep as a source of fuel and energy and health, and not just look at it as something you have to do.  

More sleep means clearer skin and fewer breakouts.  Beauty sleep makes healthy blood flow to your skin and in the morning you will have even skin tone.  For sure you will get more beautiful if you had enough sleep during night.  The well-rested people are healthier, better and more attractive than others.

Even while you’re snoozing, you’re getting plenty accomplished.  Slumber is nature’s most powerful beauty treatment.  Not only do the optimal seven to nine hours a night leave you looking luminous, but also many hair, face, and body products are most effective overnight because they penetrate better when you’re at rest.  Spend more time in bed and wake up to these benefits.

Recovery is just as key as working out when it comes to keeping your body toned; the same goes for your skin.  Overnight, skin cells regenerate and facial muscles that create lines relax.   

Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, causing the look of dark circles.  Not enough sleep can also make you more stressed, and everyone can see that tension.  It makes you look angry, tired, sad, and certainly older.  You have probably already noticed that when you skimp on sleep, it shows on your face.  Tired skin sags, bags, and loses its luster. The lack of sleep can cause stress conditions, which lead to appearance of acne and blackheads on your skin.  Less than 5 or 6 hours of sleep on a regular basis means increasing your risk of health issues.

It’s also a time when all sorts of hormonal and metabolic changes happen in the body, including your skin.  You need good sleep for your whole body, not just your skin.  Chronic sleep problems are linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.  That’s all the more reason to get your sleep back on track.  A lack of sleep can disrupt those processes.

There are studies that show getting too much sleep is as detrimental to your skin as not getting enough. Oversleeping can actually increase skin cell breakdown.

Start a positive bedtime ritual.  Visualize beautiful, healthy skin as you fall asleep and your body will go in that direction.   Get into a sleep habit.  Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.  That rhythm is good for your skin.   Become a back sleeper.  Stomach sleeping presses your face into the pillow, creating a meshwork of fine lines and creases when you wake up.  Put a soft cover on your pillow.  A pillowcase with a high thread count is kinder to your skin.  

 Beauty sleep is real, it’s free, and it can start for you tonight.

Until next week.   Stay Fabulous. You can contact Lucretia at

November 2014
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