Beauty sleep refers to how our skin and body heals itself from the day through a good night’s rest. While the saying “getting your beauty sleep” may sound like a cliché, there is truth behind it.
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror after a poor night’s rest, you’d know that too little sleep can make you feel and look not so great - the blank stare, dark undereye circles, and sallow skin. However, if you dutifully log a full eight hours of sleep each night, you’ll see yourself reaping the aesthetic benefits such as feeling more energetic and having this soft glow around you.
Here we’ll take a closer look at why sleep is essential for helping you look your best as well as the ways that it can impact your appearance.
Why is no sleep a bad look?
Not only does your brain go into repair mode during sleep, but your skin is also able to replace the old cells with new ones. When you miss out on sleep or have a poor night’s rest, your cells tend to have a harder time performing their nightly maintenance routine. As such, you’ll realise that your skin looks duller in the morning. Furthermore, you’ll also notice that you have puffy eye bags since the lack of sleep can cause your blood vessels to expand. Thus, the blood ends up pooling under your eyes to create dark circles.
All these changes tend to happen after just a night or two of bad sleep. However, if this becomes a regular occurrence, then you may end up more likely to gain weight, have a poorer immune system, and even cause detrimental impacts on your mental health.
But how much sleep do we need to enjoy its beauty benefits? According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults are recommended to clock in at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
How does sleep help you put your best face forward?
Now that we know the negative effects of a bad night’s sleep, here are some benefits of catching enough shut-eye daily.
1. Brighter-looking eyes
As mentioned earlier, lack of sleep can cause blood to pool under your eyes, leaving you with dark and puffy eyebags. In addition, some people may also notice the whites of their eyes turning a little red when they’re tired.
Dark circles and puffy under eyes can sometimes feel impossible to get rid of especially when you have tried out various eye care products without any results. Perhaps, you should take a closer look at your sleep habits instead. Getting sufficient beauty sleep can help prevent all of these, allowing you to wake up with brighter-looking eyes.
2. Fewer wrinkles
If you find your skincare routine is not doing the trick, then the answer you seek could lie in more sleep. When you’re asleep, there is an increase in blood flow to the epidermis. This results in the rebuilding of your skin and stimulation of collagen production. All of these are a part of the repair process to prevent sagging, ageing, and the appearance of wrinkles. In short, the more collagen your skin produces during sleep, the lesser the chance of you developing wrinkles.
Besides a good night’s rest, you can give your body the extra boost by incorporating our Radiant Baby Face Jell-oh! into your routine. It is infused with Patent Fish Collagen and Rice-Derived Ceramide to help create radiant, hydrated and bouncy skin. Patent Sakura and Litchi Seed Extract also aid in promoting skin repair overnight so all you have to do is take a sachet every night to slow down the skin ageing process whilst giving your body the boost it needs to restore skin elasticity!
Alternatively, try our all-new Sleeping Beau-Tea to enhance your beauty sleep! It contains chamomile and lavender, two ingredients that help to reduce anxiety and initiate sleep so you get a restful night. Other ingredients like white and yellow chrysanthemum, jasmine, red dates, longan, goji and valerian are high in antioxidants to repair and rejuvenate the skin, all while supporting the immune system. Simply drink a cup in the evening and you will sleep like a baby and wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
3. Easier Weight Loss
When sleep is restricted, your body produces a hunger hormone known as ghrelin. This hormone stimulates appetite and promotes fat storage, ultimately causing you to eat more.
Aside from being responsible for ghrelin production, sleep also regulates metabolism and body weight. Hence, having poor sleep can inhibit fat loss, making it much harder for you to lose weight. So, if you haven’t seen desired results even after dieting and hitting the gym regularly, then it’s advisable to check in with your sleep cycle; your lack of quality sleep could be sabotaging your weight loss journey.
Try to eat light and healthy foods before bed; heavy meals can encourage weight gain. Some healthy foods that you can consider include bananas and almonds. Alternatively, you can get yourself a massage to help you relax and relieve stress.
Cheryl W’s Signature Royal Body Flush Treatment helps you to slim down and feel refreshed at the same time. With the aim to detoxify and burn fats in your tummy, waist, hips, and limbs, this treatment helps to speed up metabolism whilst enhancing the absorption of nutrients. Some physical benefits that you can observe include brighter-looking skin.
Or, if you are feeling tired and drained recently, then you can try out our Lymphatic Drainage Tripolar Treatment or Wellness Body Detox Treatment. With the increasing stress that we deal with from work and home, most of us have little time for self-care. We end up indulging in unhealthy habits such as sleeping late at night. This can cause the build-up of lactic acid in our body and affect the lymphatic drainage system. All this treatment needs is an hour of your time, as our professional masseuse helps improve the circulation of your lymphatic system so that you can walk out of our beauty parlour feeling more refreshed and healthier.
Whether it is healthier skin or weight loss, there are a few science-backed benefits of a good night’s sleep. If you’re one of the many that struggle with insomnia, try our products, especially the Sleeping Beau-Tea, which will help you to get a restful sleep. You can also reach out to our professionals at Cheryl W for holistic ways or tips to help you catch up on your beauty rest.