If you have developed healthier habits during this time of being homebound, your skin and appearance will continue to improve. Along with regular exercise and nutrition, your body, skin, and facial appearance will benefit immeasurably from a good night’s sleep.
Did you know that when you sleep, your skin uses this time to repair itself and improve its elasticity? Think of it as your internal Fountain of Youth! Getting 7-8 hours of quality shut-eye revitalizes your skin, and your complexion will reflect this through diminishing wrinkles and bouncier skin.
Not sleeping enough causes stress hormones in the body to increase, which can lead to unsightly inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Ample sleep gives your skin a better chance of clearing up as the body gets rid of dead blood cells and other byproducts that can cause breakouts on your skin. When it comes to inflammation in your body, inflammatory cells break down your collagen and hyaluronic acid, which are needed to give your skin a vibrant and glowy appearance.
Sleeping allows your skin to hold on to moisture while also releasing excess fluid build up in the body. Without enough sleep, your face may contend with undereye bags and circles, increased wrinkles, and drier skin. Without enough sleep, your body can’t repair damaged cells with much-needed growth hormones if they don’t rise high enough.
Tip: If the air in your home is dry, sleep with a humidifier in your bedroom to help you retain soothing moisture levels.
Slow Weight Gain
Getting enough sleep helps you feel less hungry, which is a major factor in maintaining healthy body weight. Constant snacking leads to unhealthy weight gain and not being mindful of your snacking choices (like relying on sweets) can leave your skin paying the price.
Sleeping with your face pressed onto your pillow leaves you with sleep wrinkles that can eventually destroy your skin’s much-needed collagen, a vital protein that helps your skin maintain radiance because of improved skin tone. Instead, avoid pillow facial lines by sleeping on your back.
Consistent Sleep Hours
It is healthiest to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day to allow your body to develop a natural sleep cycle. This will benefit your appearance, energy, and overall health.
Exercise Your Way to Beauty
Your skin will glow with improved health if you keep the blood circulating. Regular exercise will help prevent sagging skin and lines in the face as the increased activity supports your body’s collagen production and muscle strength supporting your skin’s appearance and keeping it looking firm (and youthful).
Toning Facial Exercises
Lift Your Brows: You can lift your eyebrows by placing your index and middle fingers together and placing your fingernails over your brows to slowly push the skin down. Use your fingernails as resistance as you lift your eyebrows up and down ten times. Do this for six sets altogether.
Lift Your Cheekbones: Put your fingers over your cheekbones and slowly lift the skin until it is tight. Open your mouth into an “O” shape until you feel resistance in the cheeks and hold for 5 seconds. Do this for 10-15 sets altogether.
Did you know that your breasts can benefit from exercise? Swimming is excellent as are pectoral strengthening exercises like push-ups, traveling plank, Cobra pose and lifting free weights.
When it comes to your beauty routine, you can do things to support your appearance, often without even leaving the house. Make healthy skin care, sleep and exercise a priority for your well-being and appearance. If you are looking for more additional solutions to enhance your face and body, please call our experienced team to learn about our brow and forehead lifts, face lifts, breast lifts, and more!