If there is one thing I wish I could get more of, it is sleep. Napping is one of my favorite hobbies. Staying up late sounds good at the time, but the next day is sooooo not as fun. Makeup can hide the bags under your eyes, but it can’t disguise your exhaustion! Here are 3 reasons why you should be getting more sleep, for your skin’s sake.
- Sped up aging process: When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin suffers. It speeds up the aging process of your skin and makes it dry out faster.
- Increased Cortisol levels: Cortisol is a stress hormone, and when you don’t catch enough zzzz’s, it gets all out of whack. Cortisol can also cause acne and trigger some skin conditions like eczema, or it can make your pimples worse!
- It changes your growth hormones: Sleep deprivation also causes decreases in growth hormones that help thicken and moisturize your skin. This leads to dehydrated skin and, like we said above, faster signs of aging! Want glowing skin? Then you need those growth hormones!
Moral of the story? Sleep keeps your skin looking better and younger. Getting your beauty rest is so worth it!