Beauty may be more than skin deep, but beautiful skin can make you look younger and healthier. Getting adequate sleep; seven to nine hours for the average adult, can keep your skin healthy, strong, and glowing, no matter your age.
Skin acts as a protective barrier against outside elements, which means maintaining its health is about more than outside beauty. A study conducted at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center explored the impact of sleep on skin health. Those who got adequate sleep showed fewer signs of intrinsic aging like fine lines, uneven pigmentation, slack skin, and reduced skin elasticity. (It’s important to note that there was no difference between the groups when it came to extrinsic aging, which comes solely from sun exposure.) Their skin not only showed fewer signs of aging but also healed 30 percent faster from injury and stress.
Getting enough sleep means that you will look beautiful and rested right before your wedding.There’s a lot you can do to improve not only the amount of time you spend sleeping but also the quality of that sleep. Restful sleep should start in a healthy sleep environment. Also, your daily habits and behaviors provide an opportunity to promote better sleep. Read on for some sleep tips.
Purchase A Supportive Mattress
A supportive mattress that’s firm enough for your weight and preferred sleep position, along with breathable bedding, can offer comfort to keep you asleep all night long.
Be In A Cool & Dark Space
A bedroom that’s kept cool and dark at night helps the body maintain a temperature that’s needed for high-quality sleep and helps the brain follow daily light signals that trigger the release of sleep hormones.
Make Time for Sleep
One of the best things you can do for yourself is keep a regular bedtime. Consistency allows the brain to effectively predict when it needs to start the release of sleep hormones.
Avoid TV and Electronics Before Bed
Light plays a powerful role in the timing of your sleep cycle. The bright light given off by many electronic devices can confuse the brain and suppress sleep hormones. Some devices have a nighttime setting that dims lighting to prevent sleep disturbances. If your devices don’t, try to turn them off two to three hours before bed
Reduce Stress Before Bed
Many people struggle with sleep because of stress. A calming bedtime routine that includes activities like a warm bath, reading a book, or quiet meditation can help bring your stress levels down so your mind can drift off to sleep.
Sleep helps you look your best. To make sure you look great for your wedding, start practicing your sleep hygiene months before the big day. When you’re well rested, your beauty shines on the inside and outside.
Written By: Katie Phillips