Posted on 07 September, 2016 By Dr. Himanshu Arora
Now a days people spend millions on beauty treatments, facials, expensive cosmetics, to look beautiful. But in doing this they sometimes forget that all these ways are temporary & artificial.
As you know that skin is the largest organ of the body that along with hair & nails plays a role of a protective covering. It also helps to regulate body temperature, gives us the sense of touch pressure, pain, heat, and cold. Not only this, it produces Vitamin D, that promotes absorption of calcium & works as a waste disposal system etc.
You might have heard that skin is the mirror of the body; your skin reveals how healthy you are & also how old you are. There are many factors that impact your skin along with your genes such as the diet, the ultra violet light exposure, stress , pollution & most importantly the quality of the sleep.
Why sleep is important?
When we sleep our body including our skin is in a repair mode. There are millions of cells in our body that regenerate everyday during sleep. When we deprive ourselves of the quality sleep then over the period of time you may develop:
|Drooping eyelids||Sallow skin||Brittle & non lustrous hair|
|Puffy eyes||Under eye dark circles||Skin pigmentation|
|Fine lines||Wrinkles||Under eye dark circles|
Due to lack of sleep the stress hormone (cortisol) is released that breaks down collagen (which supports the skin structure) making the skin look more sagged & wrinkled.
According to a 2012 study by University Hospitals case medical Centre & Estee Lauder Company Inc. on 60 premenopausal women between the ages of 30-49 years, shows that people who don't get enough sleep at night are more likely to have poor skin health & shows signs of early aging*.
Now the question arises how skin helps your skin?
l During sleep the hormone (growth hormone) that is responsible for restoration & repair is released.
l Sleep allows breakdown of proteins (building blocks ) to facilitate new growth.
l Collagen is released during sleep that gives skin elasticity, hair its strength .
l Sleep encourages good circulation, helping build new proteins that makes the skin radiant and hair more lustrous.
So, If you want a healthier, younger looking skin the best way to do that is to Sleepwell...!