Sleep is so important to the health of our whole body and especially our skin, which is why it is often called “beauty sleep”. We put our skin through a lot during the day and 7-9 hours of sleep at night helps to rejuvenate and repair it and leave it looking smooth and radiant.
There are a few extra things you can do besides getting a good night’s sleep to improve the health and appearance of your skin.
Here are 5 easy tips that you can use for healthy and glowing skin.
Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull, dry, uneven and unhealthy. The best way to combat this is to use a natural body scrub a few times a week all over your body. This will exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells and allow a new, healthy layer of skin to come through. Exfoliating also enables moisture and nutrients to be absorbed deeper into the skin.
Washing your face before bed should be non-negotiable, even if you aren’t someone who wears a lot of make-up. Cleansing our face before bed removes dirt, oil and any debris or pollution that may accumulate on the skin throughout the day. This allows the skin to breathe and renew during the night.
If you have long hair or a fringe, tie your hair back and keep it off your face during the night. This stops the dirt and oil in your hair from rubbing off onto your skin and causing breakouts.
Buy yourself some soft, high-quality pillow cases made from satin, silk or soft cotton. This will prevent any abrasion to the sensitive skin of the face. Make sure to wash pillow cases once or twice a week so that you avoid rubbing your face against a colony of bacteria each night.
Our skin needs plenty of hydration to stay healthy and moisturised but dry air can dehydrate our skin as we sleep. To prevent this you can sleep with a humidifier in your room at night or alternately place a bowl of hot water in a safe and secure place in your room to add moisture to the air.