Can you really sleep well? Doctors and researchers are now certain: beauty sleep really exists. Because it's not just our skin that regenerates when we sleep. We name 5 good reasons why sleep promotes beauty and ensures a radiant appearance.
Table of Contents
- Beauty and Sleep
- 5 good reasons why sleep promotes beauty
- Our recommendation
1. Beauty and Sleep
Every day we are exposed to numerous external influences that put a lot of strain on our skin and influence our appearance. At night, when we rest and sleep, important regeneration processes take place.
Swedish scientists have proven that the infamous “beauty sleep” is not a myth. They photographed test subjects after eight hours of sleep and after just five hours of sleep. The longer sleep duration made the test subjects look more attractive to the testers.
2. 5 good reasons why sleep promotes beauty
#1 Growth hormones are released during sleep
The deep sleep phases shortly after falling asleep are particularly important because “the body’s own repair systems are particularly active during this time. Growth hormones are released, which are also known as fountain of youth hormones,” says smartsleep founder and sleep expert Dr. Markus Dworak. The so-called human growth hormones (HGH) are involved in almost all functions in our body, control cell renewal, enzyme production and help build connective tissue. The better the quality of sleep, the more HGH can be released and the better skin, hair, nails and tissue can regenerate. This maintains the skin's tone and elasticity and regulates its moisture content.
#2 Sleep detoxifies the body
During the nighttime rest phase, harmful substances are broken down in the body and the pH value is brought back to an alkaline level. Our bodies cleanse and detoxify by neutralizing and breaking down the acids, toxins and toxins that were created during the day or absorbed by the body during sleep. This creates the best conditions for healthy skin.
#3 Sleep strengthens the skin's protective barrier
During sleep, the number of immune cells in the body increases, which are also responsible for forming a defense barrier in the skin. This is needed to protect against UV radiation and other harmful environmental influences and is important to keep the external appearance healthy. When we sleep, the skin cells also stimulate the production of protective antioxidants, which protect our cells from oxidative stress, i.e. the destruction caused by aggressive substances.
#4 Lack of sleep promotes skin aging
Good sleep is important not only to promote positive effects, but also to prevent the negative consequences of a lack of sleep. Studies show that after just one sleepless night, the skin's moisture content decreases and its protective barriers are less able to regenerate! A persistent lack of sleep disrupts the natural recovery processes because the stress hormone cortisol is produced in excess. It promotes the breakdown of collagen and stimulates the skin's production of oil and sebum, which can lead to clogging of skin pores and pimples. As a result, the skin dries out and becomes pale, dull and thin. Cortisol also accelerates skin aging and promotes the formation of wrinkles.
#5 People who are well rested have a positive charisma
How well we sleep ultimately affects our mood and well-being. Those who wake up well-rested and refreshed are usually in a better mood, more stress-resistant and more self-confident! And what makes us more beautiful than strong self-confidence and a genuine smile on our lips?
3. Our recommendation
Well, convinced? Sufficiently long and restful sleep forms an essential basis for a healthy and attractive appearance and is the most important phase in protecting and maintaining one's own beauty.
Tip: We recommend approx. 7 - 8 hours of sleep. The deep sleep phases, which mainly take place in the first three to four hours after falling asleep, are particularly important.
During sleep, important beauty features such as skin, hair, nails and connective tissue are regenerated, repaired and renewed
During the night, the organism breaks down harmful substances and builds up the skin's protective barriers.
Lack of sleep leads to the release of stress hormones, inhibits regenerative processes and thereby promotes skin aging and wrinkle formation
A restful sleep promotes well-being and self-confidence, ensures a better mood and has a positive effect on your charisma.
You just look better when you're well rested ;)
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