How Is Your Sleep Affecting Your Looks?

Everyone knows that sleep has an impact on your health, but not many people realise how much of an impact it has. Your skin is a huge reflection on your overall health so if your skin looks its best, you will too. This means that getting enough sleep is hugely important, as a lack of sleep will begin to have a detrimental effect on, not only the skin, but also your overall health.

When you sleep your skin performs important processes such as cell renewal, if you don’t get enough sleep your skin doesn’t have enough time to complete these processes and your complexion will become dull. A good night sleep also helps to build a healthy immune system which helps to fight off any infections within the skin.

Not enough sleep can also bring on the signs of premature aging such as the darkening of the delicate skin around the eyes and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The only way to avoid dark circles and fine lines, or reduce their appearance if you already have them, is to give your body the beauty sleep it needs. Sleep is exactly that – beauty sleep – it is when your body restores your skin’s beauty to stop you having horrible shocks in the morning. Of course you could use make-up to disguise your aging skin but make-up can only cover up so much.

Admittedly, it can be hard to get into a good routine, but once you’re there you’ll only see benefits and you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel and look. You should make the most of the new you and keep it up with a healthy night time skin care regime.

You should never go to bed without washing your face; your skin should always be thoroughly cleaned before you go to bed so that the grime of the day has been removed. If you don’t wash your face in the evening the build-up of the day’s dirt can block pores causing infections and flare ups. Washing your face also leaves a clean surface for moisturisers and toners to penetrate deeply into the pores. You should be sure to moisturise and remember to use a night time cream. Night time moisturisers are usually thicker than day time moisturisers so they give extra hydration.

A lot happens to your skin while you sleep so Dermalogica products are perfect. They contain many active ingredients that boost the body’s functions as well as enhancing the look and feel of your skin. Remember to thoroughly wash, cleanse and moisturise before you sleep and you could even consider Dermalogica products for a day time routine too.

This article was written by Jonathan Brookes – a Dermalogica product specialist – on behalf of

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