FEATURED ARTICLE: Sleep and Skin HealthPosted 18 April 11
As the cold weather sets in and we yearn for more sleep, let us have a look at why sleep may well be just the thing you need for healthier, more beautiful skin.
If we think about it, the term beauty sleep may be more accurate than we think. When we don’t have enough sleep, it shows in our body and on our skin. Dark circles and bags under our eyes are the most evident signs of lack of sleep.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and just like the rest of the body, it depends on sleep to stay healthy. So what happens during sleep? And how does it help
When we sleep it may seem that we are at rest. This is true in a lot of ways, but the body also starts going into repair and recovery mode. 1 The brain sends out hundreds of signals and choreographs a multitude of functions that affect your health including the maintenance of beautiful skin.
During sleep, the brain releases growth hormones. These hormones are crucial
to healthy living and smooth skin and growing the structure beneath i.e. the bones and muscles that support the skin.2
Night-time products are formulated to take advantage from sleep. Night creams tend to be loaded with antioxidants and ingredients to help stimulate cell repair. And as your skin is not exposed to UV light, pollution and other factors that create free radicals, these night-time products are believed to perform better because the your body is already in repair mode.
And here’s a tip for helping to visibly reduce those dark circles. Before you go to bed, make sure you remove all your makeup, especially from around the eye area, and apply QV Face Revitalising Eye Cream.
Also pamper your skin with QV Face Nurturing Night Cream to help replenish the moisture lost during the day.
QV Face Nurturing Night Cream with Safflower oil replenishes lost moisture, visibly improving the complexion and helping to make the skin visibly firmer, smoother and more radiant. QV Face Nurturing Night Cream also replenishes skin during sleep.
It contains Vitamin B3 complex, which helps reduce skin sensitivity. It also provides a protective barrier to help reduce moisture loss during the night.
1. Shaw G. WebMD. The Truth about Beauty Sleep [online]. 2010 [cited 4 April 2011]. Available from URL: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/truth-about-beauty-sleep
2. Whitty E. The beauty benefits of sleep. Notebook Mag 2010; 100