Skin Care Tips for the Sleep-Deprived
By Angela Ilagan |
We all value a good night's sleep.
Having a quality amount of slumber is undeniably important to our overall well-being as it helps our body to stay healthy, boost our immune system, and beat certain diseases. It also allows both our mind and our body to recharge, regenerate, and function at its best. In addition, a good night's sleep can help us stave off weight gain and is also a key for glowing younger-looking skin.
However, when the demands of a busy schedule get the best of us, all we can do is to give up a few nights or weeks of slumber. This can wreak havoc not just on our mind and body — but also on our skin.
In fact, studies have shown that sleep deprivation is one of the primary causes of skin aging.
As we sleep, it gives our skin the time to repair itself. When we cut down the enough slumber our body needs, it releases a stress hormone called cortisol. Over time, the excess amounts of cortisol can strip down our skin's collagen which will hinder the repair process leading to premature aging.
Thus, compromising a nighttime rest will result in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark under-eye circles, and dry or dull-looking skin.
Frightening. Since it's we always want to stay youthful even as we age.
How to deal with your skin even if you're not getting enough sleep
Sleep is an essential factor to help us achieve a more beautiful appearance. But what can we do if time won't permit us to get enough sleep?
If pulling an all-nighter is something we can't avoid especially for moms, then here are a few important skincare tips to take note of:
1. Drink lots of water
The importance of drinking plenty of water can't be stressed enough —especially for our skin. It will keep our skin moisturized and can even help prevent a breakout.
Our body contains up to 60% water, that's why when you don't drink enough of it, it robs your skin of the moisture it needs. If you're not fully hydrated, your skin would look dull and dry.
As they say, water is definitely one of the kept secrets for a youthful look. So, don't forget to stay hydrated and drink a good amount of water. Not coffee or soda, but water!
2. Have a positive outlook
Yes, an optimistic outlook can provide an extra glow on your skin, not to mention its impact on your overall health.
If you fill your mind with good things, it will be evident in your appearance. Why? Because looking good and blooming always starts from within.
This makes sense because when you feel inspired and motivated, you'll be more likely to deal with stress, work, relationships, and sleepless nights better.
So, fill your mind with positivity and smile your sleepless night away.
3. Eat the right food
We are what we eat. What we consume daily has a big impact on our health particularly on our skin.
For this reason, eating a healthy and well-balanced meal is really a must for healthier and better-looking skin even if you're sleep-deprived.
It's actually more tempting to eat high-carb and fatty food if we're not getting enough sleep daily, however, this can lead to more skin breakouts and can even speed up aging.
For healthy radiant and young-looking skin, make sure to include food rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc, beta carotene, Omega-3 fats, and selenium in your daily diet.
One good tip — try adding Moringa for your daily boost.
To give you an idea, Moringa contains a wide array of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids which are perfect to combat the negative effects of sleep deprivation and can help slow down the aging process.
4. Stay youthful with the right beauty products
Avoid skipping your daily skincare routine even if you're restless and feeling lazy.
Since sleep deprivation decreases our collagen level, make sure to opt for products that will help increase its production. Choose skincare products that are loaded with Vitamin C, E, and Vitamin A.
Studies have shown that Vitamin C can help assist with collagen production and has the potential to clear up skin damages brought by the UV rays of the sun. On the flip side, according to some research, Vitamin A can help diminish pore size, sagging, reduce fine lines, and improve cell function.
5. Clean your face using a gentle cleanser
At times, cleansing each night will do the trick. But be sure to use a gentle cleanser and keep away from harsh facial wash which can strip off your skin's natural moisture.
Try our Hydrating & facial Moringa facial cleanser! This facial wash is packed with vitamins C, A, and E. It's meticulously curated to soften and hydrate without stripping your skin.
Plus, it's free of paraben-free, toxic-free, alcohol-free, 100% natural, no artificial colors, no dyes, and no GMO-sourced ingredients.
Love + miracles,