Sleeping is a crucial part of our day. Your body recovers, your skin regains its’ glow and your beauty is ready to shine again the next morning. But, how does that work?
Richard Wiseman, professor of psychology has written a book about the importance of sleeping and resting at night. Wiseman told Scientas Magazine1 the following: "As we age, the amount of collagen in our body decreases, making our skin wrinkled and sagging. If we sleep too short for several nights, our body releases the stress hormone cortisol. This hormone prevents the production of collagen, which leads to unhealthy looking skin, fine wrinkles and dark bags under our eyes."
There are a few mechanisms that are very active at night and which help to energize your healthy glow and energized skin.
The first one includes the speed of the flow of blood through your skin. During the night the blood flows’ speed increases. This leads to an environment in the skin where necessary nutrients can be supplied and toxins removed, at a fast pace. That is why you glow the most in the morning, your skin has been fed at night and is ready to shine during the day.
Younger, newer cells
Cells renew themselves all the time. But, at night, the renewal of your skin cells is at its’ fastest pace. This means that old cells are removed to make place for new, young cells. This is why, after a night of good sleep you wake up looking fresh and renewed.
Smooth, smoother, smoothest
Another beauty result of the cell renewal at night is that it makes the upper layer of the skin more vulnerable, which leads to a small loss of moisture. This loss of moisture abducts toxins from your skin at the same time. Win, win!
Antioxidants for the win
An extra tip, to glow every day with the perfect, healthy, skin is to prevent stress. When experiencing stress the hormone cortisol is issued in the body. You can fight against the effects of stress with a beauty routine rich in antioxidants to strengthen the skins’ natural healing power. Beauty Pearl consists of a variety of natural antioxidants, ready to keep your skin stress free, from the inside out.2
1 Harpers Bazaar: Ditgebeurt er het ’s nachts met je huid.
2 Vichy: Wat gebeurt er met de huid als we slapen?