I want to chat about the benefits of resting for your skin's overall wellness. Being a recovered bad sleeper myself, and ending up with critical fatigue which affected my body- mainly my period cycle, which I am still trying to recover from. I can tell you that sleep is very important. The "They sleep while we grind" toxic culture needs to be done away with! Now, since we are talking skin, have a look at what lack of sleep does to your skin...
According to WebMD
1. Fewer Wrinkles
Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. “That’s part of the repair process,” says Patricia Wexler, MD, a dermatologist in New York. More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle. Only getting 5 hours a night can lead to twice as many fine lines as sleeping 7 would. It also leaves skin drier, which can make lines more visible, Wexler says.
2. A Glowing Complexion
Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you snooze, which means you wake to a healthy glow. Skimp on sleep and your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless. “Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face,” Breus says. “Skin becomes dull, and you don’t get those rosy cheeks anymore.”
3. Products Work Better
Your skin can focus on repairing itself while you sleep, since it isn’t defending itself from sun and free radicals (harmful molecules from the environment). Blood flow is also more consistent, and this helps your skin benefit from the flesh-repairing ingredients in your beauty products, Wexler says.
Skin also loses more water when you sleep than it does during the day. Apply a creamier moisturiser before bed and drink plenty of water during the day to help your complexion stay hydrated overnight. Go get that rest. Sleep better, and also do reconnect with prayer and meditation to induce deeper sleep; it does you a world of good.