March is the month of Sleep awareness! It just to bring awareness to you that sleep is super important for your mind, body, and soul. Sleep is what keeps you happy, sane, healthy and your skin looking great. Sleep is essential for overall wellness as sleep keeps your mind sharp. If you haven't been getting enough sleep because of work or stress, now is time to get your sleep life back.
What does sleep do for you?
Sleep does so much for you and your body. When you get enough sleep you feel refreshed, alert, and ready to start your day. Sleep is one of the main sources of where your energy comes from. Your body is most active when you are sleeping because it is trying to heal itself from the day's work. Sleep keeps you happy and your immunity as strong as possible because rest helps you heal. Your skin looks more youthful and bright because of sleep. Your skin does a lot of repairing in your slumber, especially if you have wounds, wrinkles, and dark circles around the eyes.
What happens if you don't get enough sleep?
We are busy and stressed now because of the pandemic, so sleep sometimes is not much of a factor. We neglect sleep because we want more hours of the day to get things done. However, when we neglect sleep, we neglect our bodies as well. Your body will be more prone to illnesses like the common cold, your skin will age faster, your mood will be irritable, your mind won't be sharp, etc. An average adult needs about seven hours of sleep a day to function and handle daily tasks. If you have a hard time sleeping at night, try to nap during the day to catch up or take gentle supplements like melatonin to help you get a good night's rest.
Sleep is so important for your mind as well. Without sleep, it will be hard for you to remember things, stay away and do any critical thinking. If you go too long without sleep, your mind will become ridden with headaches or migraines. You will feel disoriented and it would be extremely hard to drive. It's just as bad as driving tired just like driving drunk.
What happens to your skin?
When you don't get enough sleep, it shows in your skin in many ways. It will show in your eyes first; crows feet, puffiness, and dark circles. Wrinkles and aging skin will be more apparent in your face. In some cases, your skin will break out in acne because your skin is not healing as it should. Getting enough sleep is only half the battle! There are several ways to get you looking well-rested.
The best tips for your skin when you're sleeping
Get your beauty rest with SLIP
SLIP is a brand that is known to help consumers get the beauty sleep that they need. They are known for their Sleeping Silk Eye Mask. The eye mask is known to cancel out any bright light from the sun or from the room to keep you undisturbed. Silk is an amazing fabric that will keep your skin looking well rest and won't draw out any oils from your skin or hair. Silk boosts the effects of your skincare products and reduces the sign of fatigue because it doesn't cause any wrinkles. It also helps reduces friction from your skin around your delicate eye area.
The silk pillowcase great to have to keep your skin and hair refreshed. Mulberry silk is known to reduce friction in your skin and hair. It doesn't cause split ends in your hair as cotton does. It won't take away any products you added to your skin nor hair. It allows the skin to glide with ease as you sleep and it doesn't pull on your hair. It is also known for its anti-aging properties to keep away wrinkles. It is also machine safe, so you can wash it with the rest of your clothes. It is recommended by many dermatologists and doctors.
Monitor the temperature in your room
The temperature in your room can cause stress to your skin. Heat in your room can cause dryness in your skin. So if your room is too warm, the best thing to do is to get a humidifier. A humidifier will keep your skin as moisturized as possible. Believe it or not, cooler air can help induce sleep. Some people have a better time sleeping in colder temperatures.
Apply some night cream
A night cream is a good step to keep your skin refreshed at night during sleep awareness month. Look for ingredients called retinol because it has anti-aging properties. Make sure to apply eye cream around the eyes to have a layer of protection in case you are disturbed in the middle of the night. When you invest in your nightly skincare routine, your skin will thank you.
During sleep awareness, find time to get a good night's sleep. Your skincare routine depends on it. Getting enough sleep is part of your skincare routine. Use the month of March to capsize on your sleep. Your body depends on sleep to keep you healthy and alert when working. During this Covid-19 pandemic, it is hard to get sleep because of stress. However, if you don't take care of your mind, body, and soul, it will have a hard time taking care of you. Sleep tight everyone!