Sleep is crucial to both skin health and your overall health.😴 When the sun goes down, your mind and body switch into an active regeneration mode – repairing daytime damage and boosting the production of substances that protect and renew.
Here’s what happens:
* The brain clears out waste products like amyloid beta (a substance associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease). * Production of protective brain cells called oligodendrocytes ramps up. * Memories are consolidated to enhance problem-solving and creativity. * Melatonin, known for its antioxidant (a.k.a. anti-aging) properties, is produced at night. * Levels of the stress hormone cortisol fall during sleep, which helps skin repair daytime damage. * The body makes more collagen, which minimizes fine lines. * More human growth hormone is released, increasing muscle mass and strengthening skin.
Enjoy your extra hour of BEAUTY rest.