This is a guest post by Joel Cordle, who loves reading and writing about health, beauty, skincare, fitness tips, skin needling, facial rejuvenation and more. He is a good advisor and keeps teaching people how one can stay healthy.
There are a lot of benefits that an individual like you can take advantage of when you get enough amounts of sleep.
In order to get most of these benefits, though, you need to make sure that you will sleep for at least eight hours each night. Aside from the fact that sleeping gives you the energy to last the next day, it also helps you retain a younger look.
Here are six real ways sleeping can make you look younger without the need to undergo any kind of clinical treatment like skin needling:
How a Good Sleep Helps You Look Younger
1. Fewer wrinkles.
Sleeping encourages the body to produce human growth hormone or HGH, especially if you sleep for a full eight-hour period.
HGH is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity as it triggers the body to produce collagen, thereby, preventing the appearance of a lot of wrinkles, especially on the face. This natural way of preventing wrinkles helps you avoid going through clinical treatments, and feel and look young as you age.
2. A glowing complexion.
During the day, the skin cells typically incur damages due to pollution and exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. In order to repair themselves, it’s important that the cells have enough time to regenerate and repair themselves.
The best time for the cells to do such regeneration and repair effectively is at night while you sleep.
At this time, your body cells are in relaxed mode, which allows them to perform this particular function. They also are not exposed to pollution, sunlight, or extreme temperatures. If you have enough sleep, it will surely result to a glowing complexion and a younger look.
3. Brighter, less puffy eyes.
Most people know that lack of sleep can cause dark circles around the eyes or puffiness under them. This is because of the thinness of the skin under the eyes which makes the blood that pool under them become more visible.
The pooling of such blood is due to poor blood circulation, which normally results from lack of sleep. Puffy eyes will make you appear tired and unhealthy.
If you do not want to have dark circles or puffy eyes, you should not deprive yourself from the benefits of getting more sleep.
4. Fight acne.
Acne happens when there is an increase in inflammation and insulin resistance, among others. These conditions usually happen when you can’t sleep.
To avoid acne from becoming worse, it is imperative that you get enough sleep each night. Sleeping is also responsible in building up your immune system which ultimately fights infection. As a result, blemishes on the skin will clear up faster and you’ll look younger. You can also save up on skin needling or other clinical treatments.
5. Avoid premature ageing.
Premature ageing is something that most women definitely do not want to experience.
High stress levels actually cause hormonal imbalance and, eventually, lead to premature ageing. A good night’s sleep is one of the natural stress relievers. With enough of it, there will surely be a reduction in your stress levels. Aside from that, gravitational force can also smooth out fine lines and wrinkles during your sleeping, especially when you lay on your back.
6. You stay fitter and have a healthier appearance.
You can stay physically fit by getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep in a consistent basis actually makes you gain weight slowly yet steadily.
Other people will look at you and think that you are exhausted and unhealthy. Aside from that, you yourself will also feel always tired.
Thus, sleep is important in weight management. It will help you appear healthier, look younger and even give you a boost of energy when doing your physical activities.
What about you? What other ways to look younger do you know of?
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