Sleep yourself beautiful! Our skin, hair, nails and connective tissue determine our appearance. During sleep, these important beauty features regenerate and numerous repair and renewal processes ensure a healthy and beautiful appearance during the day. Find out here which simple tips you can use to effectively promote your beauty sleep and ensure a radiant appearance in the morning.
Table of Contents
- Lack of sleep harms beauty
- Beautiful sleep
- Tips for the perfect beauty sleep
- Beautiful & healthy
Lack of sleep harms beauty
Healthy skin, hair and nails form the basis for a well-groomed outer appearance and thus influence not only our beauty, but also our charisma and well-being. Today we know that the famous beauty sleep is not a myth. When we get some rest at night, essential regeneration processes take place through which our skin, hair, nails and connective tissue recover from the harmful influences of the day.
Prolonged lack of sleep disrupts these natural recovery processes by increasing the production of the stress hormone cortisol. This promotes the breakdown of collagen, and the skin appears more irritated, tired and saggy. In addition, cortisol stimulates the oil and sebum production of the skin, which can lead to a blockage of the skin pores. Scientific studies have also been able to prove that lack of sleep has a detrimental effect on our outer appearance and attractiveness. Swedish researchers photographed test subjects after eight hours of sleep and after only five hours of sleep. The longer sleep duration made the test subjects look more attractive in front of the testers.
Beautiful in sleep
But how exactly does good sleep ensure that we wake up refreshed and beautiful? Among other things, the important beauty features (skin, hair, nails and connective tissue) are repaired and renewed. During the night, the organism breaks down harmful substances and builds up the natural protective barriers, maintains elasticity and tone and regulates the moisture content of the skin. Important growth hormones are also released, which are involved in almost all functions in our body, help build connective tissue and control enzyme production and cell renewal. What else is going on in the body and why good sleep makes us beautiful, you can also find out here.
So overnight, our beauty is enhanced by natural biological processes. With a few simple tips, you can make your beauty sleep even more effective and also support your body in ensuring more beauty during the day.
Tips for the perfect beauty sleep
#1 Evening cleansing and care
During the day, our skin in particular is under a lot of stress, with sweat, dirt, sebum or make-up clogging the skin pores and encouraging impurities. During the night, the skin's absorbency is increased by 60 percent, the metabolism runs at full speed and the skin's blood supply is increased. With a thorough cleansing before going to bed you free the skin from harmful particles and create ideal conditions for the natural renewal and regeneration of the skin cells. Comb and detangle your hair to protect it from knots and split ends overnight.
Rich night creams, oils or masks provide the skin and also the hair with nourishing substances and help to regulate the moisture content overnight. This prevents wrinkles and dark circles, protects against dehydration and helps maintain smooth and supple skin and hair texture.
#2 Healthy diet and optimal nutrition
Certain nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids can influence sleep quality and support the important regeneration processes during sleep. A balanced and healthy diet is therefore indispensable for maintaining a beautiful appearance. Therefore, make sure that you provide your body with all the important nutrients, especially before going to bed.
Vitamin A, niacin and biotin, for example, have a beneficial effect on the skin. The trace elements zinc, selenium and silicon can support hair and nails, and copper is important for connective tissue. In addition to these substances that can be supplied via the diet, well-known beauty nutrients such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, ceramides or the coenzyme Q10 can also be used to further optimize your beauty sleep. They already occur naturally in our bodies and are essential components of our skin, hair and tissue structures.
Tip: Remember to drink at least 1.5 - 2 litres of fluids throughout the day to stabilise the body's moisture balance.
#3 The right sleeping position
Approximately 68% of Germans sleep on their side and another 17% prefer the prone position. For a fresh and youthful appearance, these sleeping positions are not quite optimal, because resting the head on the side of the pillow strongly compresses the skin of the face and décolleté, thus increasing the formation of wrinkles. For beauty sleep, the supine position is best, although few people like to sleep on their backs and we actually change sleeping positions up to 20 times a night anyway. For more on the different sleeping positions, check out this article.
#4 The right pillow
To get the most out of your beauty sleep, make sure you get the right pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases can draw moisture from the skin and cause split ends due to their rough texture. Silk or satin pillowcases, on the other hand, reduce friction thanks to their smooth surface, reducing the risk of split ends and frizz, as well as the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the skin. In addition, the lightweight fabric leaves a pleasantly soft feeling and has good moisture management properties.
#5 A healthy sleep pattern
Lack of sleep is detrimental to beauty - that's why a healthy sleep pattern is one of the basic requirements for a fresh appearance and successful beauty sleep. Experts generally recommend between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night. The first half of the night is particularly important for beauty, as this is when we achieve the greatest depth of sleep and growth hormones are released. Regular bedtimes also prevent problems falling asleep and staying asleep and improve the quality of sleep. So make sure you give your body enough time to rest so that it can regenerate your skin, hair, nails and connective tissue optimally.
Beautiful & healthy
Beauty is health! The effective regeneration of our skin, hair and nails is ultimately not only important for our appearance. The basis of a beautiful outer appearance is and remains a healthy and well-groomed body. To protect against heat, light, injuries and infections, the support and care of these body parts are therefore also relevant beyond the appearance. It is therefore practical that we can effectively promote beauty sleep with just a few tips and thus ensure that we start the day healthier and more beautiful. Sleep yourself beautiful! ❤
Lack of sleep is detrimental to beauty because it is during sleep that the important beauty features of skin, hair, nails and connective tissue regenerate.
Cleanse your skin, detangle your hair and provide them with nourishing creams or oils so that they can regenerate optimally during the night.
Make sure you eat a healthy diet and get the right nutrients. Besides vitamins, minerals and amino acids, special beauty nutrients are also helpful.
It is best to sleep on your back to prevent lines and wrinkles in the skin caused by lying on your side.
Pillowcases made of silk or satin fabrics reduce friction for skin and hair thanks to the smooth surface. This prevents wrinkles and reduces the risk of split ends/frizz.
Sufficient sleep and a high quality of sleep are the main basis for an effective regeneration and the success of our beauty sleep.
Best regards and see you soon!