The term “Beauty sleep” is well known to provide plenty of benefits to make us more attractive while we sleep. But what exactly those benefits are? Many people are arguing about them!
In this blog post, you will find all the scientifically proven information about the advantages of beauty sleep caused by the HGH (a.k.a. the growing hormone). Both to our skin and our body.
And if you want to learn more on what beauty sleep is, or how it works, check out our dedicated article!
Let’s dive in!
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Skin benefits of beauty sleep
Diminished signs of aging.
Fewer wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation, due to increased collagen and elastin production.
Glowing, vibrant skin.
Even skin complexion, the skin doesn’t appear to be dull, cracking, or tired. This is caused by the antioxidative effect of beauty sleep. Besides, the skin becomes soft, even and firm, with fewer breakouts and blemishes.
No acne scars.
The increased production of collagen and elastin in the body boosts the scars healing process.
The boosted regeneration of skin cells stimulates the replacement of dead or damaged ones with new. As a result, the “unnecessary” cells divide from the epidermis and peel off. This is the reason why is it essential to cleanse your face in the morning to get rid of the dead cells and “give space” to the new ones.
No dark circles and brighter eye-area.
The excretion of growth hormone boosts the blood circulation in the body. As a result, all the areas of the face receive enough of the nutrients, which are transported by the blood and the skin looks brighter, less tired, and the dark circles disappear together with the puffiness.
Body benefits of beauty sleep
During sleep, the body continues to digest food and burn calories, even though we do not supply it with additional food or nutrients. This way we burn more calories than we have consumed and we lose weight. Therefore, some good night sleep is super beneficial if you’ve had a cheat day.
Less stretch marks.
The increased production of collagen and elastin makes the skin more flexible, and as a result, it becomes more resistant to stretching. This way, the appearance of stretch marks is reduced, and they disappear quickly. The same applies to any kind of scars all over the body.
When your mind has rested enough, it’s like you have pushed the “reset” button. Your ability to focus and concentrate is enhanced, as you don’t get easily distracted by external factors or obsessive thoughts. What is more, you memorize things faster and do not miss even the tiniest detail in the environment around you.