You already know that sleep is super important for your overall health and well-being.
So it probably doesn't surprise you to learn that it's also one of the best things you can do to keep your skin healthy, smooth and blemish-free.
Nighttime is when your skin rests and repairs along with the rest of your body!
Here are a few simple tips you can incorporate to improve your sleep AND help your skin look and feel amazing!
1. Use a humidifier
This is especially important for people in dry or winter climates. Healthy skin thrives when it's properly moisturized. If the room you're in for hours on end every night is dry, your skin will dry out, too!
2. Get an eye mask or blackout curtains
Our bodies circadian rhythms are governed by light. The darker your sleeping area, the more able your body will be to achieve deep and restful sleep. And while we're on the topic, it's best to avoid cell-phone use for at least 30 minutes before bed. The harsh blue light from the screen can prevent you from falling asleep.
3. Sleep with a silk pillowcase
Everyone loves the smooth feel of silk and your skin loves it, too! Silk creates less friction than cotton-based pillowcases between your skin and pillow. Silk pillowcases can smooth out current wrinkles and help to prevent future wrinkles from happening!
4. Go to sleep and wake up close to the same time every day
We know this one can be tough but do your best. Our bodies love a good routine and the more consistent you can be with your sleep and wake times the better your sleep will be.
5. Follow a simple nighttime skincare routine
Another tip about routine? Yup! Following a simple nightly skincare routine can help relax your mind and signals to your body that it's time to wind down and get ready to sleep. Consistent nightly skincare also ensures you're taking care of your skin on a daily basis.