It sure is - and for so many different reasons.
We know that a good night's sleep is delicious as well as essential for well-being. But, have you thought about the effect of sleep on the health and appearance of your skin?
With the right amount of quality sleep (note focus on quality), sleep is our bodies very own skin-carer.
HOW DOES SLEEP BENEFIT OUR SKIN?
During sleep, your body works to repair and regenerate damaged cells all over your body, including skin cells. This process is known as "skin renewal" and is a natural part of the skin's biological cycle.
At night, the skin's metabolic rate increases, and the skin's blood flow and oxygen levels also improve, allowing the skin to absorb more nutrients and repair damage more effectively. This is why it's essential to use a good night cream that contains the building block ingredients to help support this process.
In addition to improved blood flow and oxygen levels, the skin also produces more collagen and elastin while you sleep. These proteins are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, and their production decreases as we age. By supporting the skin's natural renewal process, the right night creams can help to maintain and enhance the skin's natural glow, smoothness, and youthfulness.
HOW A LACK OF SLEEP CAN DAMAGE YOUR SKIN
Obviously, lack of sleep can give you black bags under your eyes but can lack of sleep actually damage your skin?
As well as missing out on your essential repair, sleep is also essential for the overall health of your skin, as lack of sleep can lead to increased stress levels and the production of cortisol, a hormone that can contribute to skin aging and inflammation.
By getting enough restful sleep (quality sleep) and using a night cream, you can help support your skin's natural repair and regeneration process, promoting healthy, glowing skin.
WHY YOUR SKIN NEEDS A GOOD NIGHT CREAM
A Day and Night cream serve different purposes and work in different ways
Night creams are much richer. And for a very good reason. A buttery, unctuous cream, applied to clean skin has hours to penetrate, undisturbed. Rich in moisture, antioxidants and skin building blocks, a good Night Cream should provide all the elements for skin reconstruction and plumping. It's deeper hydration also has the power to reduce sensitivity during the day. (If you sleep with air-con on or a heater, a super-rich Night Cream is non-negotiable)
Day creams need to be lighter. Their primary purpose is to protect the skin against the elements (wind/air-con/heat/cold). Their other purpose it to provide a smooth, plumped appearance. Once applied they need to penetrate quickly, for smooth makeup application. They also need to be light so that you don't appear greasy.
SHOP QED SLEEP TIME SKIN-SAVIOURS
1. To provide your skin with the restorative building blocks it needs: QED SKINCARE Wrinkle Rewind Night Cream
2. To keep Moisture locked in & prevent its' evaporation QED SKINCARE Wrinkle Rewind Repair Serum
3. For a night time intense moisture mask QED SKINCARE Ultra-Sensitive Face Balm
4. For a gorgeous pillow spray to relax & help you sleep QED SKINCARE Hydrating Facial Mist - Rosewater + Aloe