Sleep tight! Our skin, hair, nails and connective tissue determine our appearance. These important beauty features regenerate during sleep and numerous repair and renewal processes ensure a healthy and beautiful appearance during the day. Find out here which simple tips you can use to effectively promote your beauty sleep and ensure a radiant appearance in the morning.
Table of Contents
- Lack of sleep is detrimental to beauty
- Nice to sleep
- Tips for the perfect beauty sleep
- Beautiful & healthy
Lack of sleep is detrimental to beauty
Healthy skin, hair and nails form the basis for a well-groomed external appearance and thus not only influence our beauty, but also our radiance and well-being. Today we know all too well that the famous beauty sleep is not a myth. When we rest at night, essential regeneration processes take place, allowing our skin, hair, nails and connective tissue to recover from the harmful effects of the day.
Persistent lack of sleep disrupts these natural recovery processes because the stress hormone cortisol is produced more. This promotes the breakdown of collagen, the skin appears more irritated, tired and sagging. Cortisol also stimulates the skin's production of fat and sebum, which can lead to clogging of the skin's pores. Scientific studies have already shown that lack of sleep has a negative effect on our appearance and attractiveness. To do this, Swedish researchers photographed test subjects after eight hours and after only five hours of sleep. The longer sleep duration made the subjects look more attractive in front of the testers.
Nice to sleep
But how exactly does good sleep ensure that we wake up refreshed and beautiful? Among other things, the important beauty features (skin, hair, nails and connective tissue) are repaired and renewed. During the night, the organism breaks down harmful substances and builds up the natural protective barriers, maintains the skin's resilience and elasticity and regulates the moisture content of the skin. Important growth hormones are also released, which are involved in almost all functions in our body, help to build connective tissue and control enzyme production and cell renewal. You can also find out what else happens in the body and why good sleep makes us beautiful here .
So overnight, our beauty is enhanced by natural biological processes. With a few simple tips you can make your beauty sleep even more effective and also support your body to ensure more beauty during the day overnight.
Tips for the perfect beauty sleep
#1 Evening cleaning and care
During the day, our skin is particularly stressed, as sweat, dirt, sebum or make-up clog the skin pores and promote impurities. During the night, the skin's absorbency is increased by 60 percent, the metabolism runs at full speed and the skin's blood supply increases. With a thorough cleansing before going to bed, you free the skin from harmful particles and create ideal conditions for the natural renewal and regeneration of the skin cells. Comb and detangle your hair too to protect it from excessive knots and split ends/frizz overnight.
Rich night creams, oils or masks supply the skin and hair with care substances and help to regulate the moisture level overnight.This prevents the formation of wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes, protects against dehydration and helps to maintain smooth and supple skin and hair structures
#2 Healthy nutrition and optimal nutrient supply
Certain nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids can influence the quality of sleep and support the important regeneration processes during sleep. A balanced and healthy diet is therefore essential for maintaining a beautiful appearance. Therefore, especially before going to bed, make sure to provide your body with all the important nutrients.
Vitamin A, niacin and biotin, for example, have a beneficial effect on the skin. The trace elements zinc, selenium and silicon can support hair and nails and copper is important for the connective tissue. In addition to these substances that can be supplied through nutrition, well-known beauty nutrients such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, ceramides or the coenzyme Q10 can also be used to further optimize your beauty sleep. They already occur naturally in our body and are essential components of our skin, hair and tissue structures.
Tip: Also think about an adequate fluid intake of at least 1.5 - 2 liters per day to stabilize the body's moisture balance.
#3 The right sleeping position
Approx. 68% of Germans sleep on their side and another 17% prefer the prone position. These sleeping positions are not ideal for a fresh and youthful appearance, because the sideways resting of the head on the pillow presses the skin on the face and décolleté together and increases the formation of wrinkles. The supine position is particularly suitable for beauty sleep, although few people like to sleep on their backs and we actually switch sleeping positions up to 20 times a night anyway. You can find more about the different sleeping positions in this article.
#4 The Matching Pillow
To get the most out of your beauty sleep, make sure you have the right pillowcase. Cotton covers can remove moisture from the skin and, due to the rough structure, can lead to unsightly split ends at the ends of the hair. Pillowcases made of silk or satin, on the other hand, reduce friction thanks to their smooth surface and reduce the risk of split ends and frizz as well as the formation of lines and wrinkles in the skin. In addition, the light fabric leaves a pleasantly soft feeling and has good moisture management.
#5 A healthy sleep pattern
Lack of sleep is detrimental to beauty - that's why healthy sleeping habits are one of the basic requirements for a fresh appearance and successful beauty sleep. Experts generally recommend between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night. The first half of the night is particularly important for beauty, as this is when we achieve the greatest depth of sleep and growth hormones are released. Regular bedtimes also prevent problems falling and staying asleep and improve sleep quality. So make sure you give your body enough time to recover so that it can optimally regenerate your skin, hair, nails and connective tissue. You can find more tips for ideal sleep hygiene here.
Beautiful & Healthy
Beauty is health! Ultimately, the effective regeneration of our skin, hair and nails is not only important for our appearance. The basis of a beautiful appearance is and remains a healthy and well-groomed body. To protect against heat, light, injuries and infections, the support and care of these parts of the body are therefore also relevant beyond appearance.So it's practical that we can effectively promote beauty sleep with a few tips and thus ensure that you start the day healthier and more beautiful. Sleep well! ❤
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Lack of sleep is detrimental to beauty, because the important beauty features of skin, hair, nails and connective tissue regenerate during sleep.
Clean the skin, detangle your hair and provide it with nourishing creams or oils so that it can regenerate optimally at night.
Pay attention to a healthy diet and the right supply of nutrients. In addition to vitamins, minerals and amino acids, special beauty nutrients are also helpful.
It's best to sleep on your back to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming on your skin from lying on your side.
Pillow covers made of silk or satin fabrics reduce friction on skin and hair thanks to their smooth surface. This prevents wrinkles and reduces the risk of split ends/frizz.
Sufficient sleep and a high quality of sleep are the main basis for effective regeneration and the success of our beauty sleep.
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