Get Your Beauty Rest Today!
For many people, sleep is just something you need to do. But what if I told you that sleep may be the greatest gift to your skin you can give it?
Well, it's true. New studies are showing that sleep can erase wrinkles, even out age spots, AND make you look younger.
But Hold Up!
There are a few things you need to remember before you settle in for the night, and reap the rewards of your sleep.
In this blog we talk about the importance of sleep to your skin, and some steps you can take today to get back to younger-looking skin today!
WHAT IS IT ABOUT SLEEP?
Everyone sleeps, but not everyone knows why. Well, the purpose of sleep is to give your body a chance to repair itself. (1)
And this extends to your skin too. In fact, sleep is the time when your body goes to work, and the muscles in your face can relax.
While we sleep, our mind settles for a few hours and our skin flips into repair mode, rebuilding our depleted supply of collagen and repairing any damage from UV rays incurred during the day. (2)
FUN FACT: Sleep is also important as a preventative measure. Think about it - it's a third of your day away from the sun and harsh environmental pollutants!
Getting the necessary amount of sleep - seven to nine hours - is also essential for blood flow regulation, a necessary component of healthier skin. (3)
Greater blood flow means nutrients are better dispersed throughout your body, including your skin. These nutrients are necessary for skin repair and in the prevention of bags and premature aging. (4)
The bottom line is that you need to sleep to have younger-looking, more radiant skin. Now let's talk about the steps you can take to rest your skin back to full-strength today!
WASH YOUR FACE
Dermatologists agree - the most important time to wash your face is right before bed. (5)
During the day, our face becomes a trap for dirt, environmental toxins, oil, and a buildup of dead skin cells. Overnight, these irritants can cause you major damage. (6)
Neglecting to wash your face before bed can lead to acne, rashes, bacterial infections, inflammation, and oily skin. (7)
FUN FACT: Washing your face before bed is also essential in cleaning the canvas for your morning routine! Wash now, and you'll thank yourself tomorrow! (8)
Perhaps the most important part of your body that will thank you for washing your face before bed is, ironically, your eyes.
Washing before bed refreshes your eyes, including those important glands around your eyelids and eyelashes. (8)
Not washing before bed can lead to various skin and eye problems, such as hanging eyelids, swollen eyes, and puffiness. (7)
So What Should You Wash With?
Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Organic Face Wash fights acne and evens out your skin! It works for all skin types, and won't dry you out. Wash before bed and look younger tomorrow!
Also check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Antibacterial Facial Cleanser, which uses the amazing antioxidant power of neem oil to give your skin a deep clean, destroying acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation!
USE AN OVERNIGHT MOISTURIZER
After washing your face, it's always important that you moisturize, and this is especially true before bed.
Moisturizing before bed minimizes the effects of aging and promotes the healing of acne scars and dermatitis, but moisturizing also does something else for your skin.
With proper levels of hydration, your face will heal itself from the damage of the day, and return back to its youthful glow. (9)
FUN FACT: Moisturizing before bed will make your skin softer and look younger the next day! (10)
Moisturizing also has a major impact on your collagen. Hydrating your face before bed both increases your collagen production AND diminishes the breakdown of your natural collagen. (11)
Nighttime moisturizing also contributes to better blood flow and cell regeneration, which is extra important when in your REM sleep. (12)
A combination of moisturizing and sleep is exactly the detox you need for healthier, younger-looking skin that is balanced and glowing ...
Many over-the-counter moisturizers contain dangerous chemicals and artificial dyes and fragrances that may undo the benefits of moisturizing.
But GARNER'S GARDEN has your hydration fix!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Body Butter gives your skin the hydration it needs with revitalizing vitamins, minerals, and shea butter.
Also check out our Whipped Varieties and our brand new Whipped Cocoa Butter, which deeply moisturizes skin of all types, de-aging your skin and erasing uneven texture and clearing up scars.
And for the ultimate nighttime moisturizing kit, check out our 100% All-Natural Body Moisturizer Package, which includes our All-Natural Body Oil, All-Natural Magnesium Deodorant, All-Natural Body Butter, and All-Natural Body Balm Stick!
Everyone knows that stress is bad, but did you know that it's also bad for your sleep?
In fact, stress and poor sleep actually increase your hormonel levels and provide your body a chemical imbalance, which causes skin flareups and rashes. (13)
Stress can also disrupt your sleep cycle, and cause you to scratch and pull your skin, which makes psoriasis, rosacea, and acne breakouts worse. (14)
FUN FACT: About half of people worldwide experience insomnia-like symptoms. Meditating before bed can lead to better sleep and younger-looking skin! (15)
Relaxing before bed does wonders for your sleep schedule and your skin by increasing health-boosting hormones like melatonin and serotonin. (16)
These two hormones also go hand in hand with Vitamin D - a vitamin you need for overall better skin health . (17)
Being relaxed while you sleep also improves your oxygen flow, which creates a more restful, rejuvenating sleep, and melts away fine lines and wrinkles. (18)
So What's The Best Way To Relax Before Bed?
Spray some Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Sleep Mist! Our All-Natural Sleep Mist contains the incredible relaxing benefits of therapeutic grade lavender essential oil! Spray and sleep away the wrinkles today!
FIX THE WAY YOU SLEEP
Aside from what you do before bed, it's also important that you think about the way you sleep.
For example, sleeping on your back can reduce wrinkles better than sleeping on your side or belly. (18)
And stay still! Changing your body position while you sleep leads to an uneven distribution of fluid in your body, and the sagging and aging of your skin over time. (19)
FUN FACT: Sleeping on your back protects your moisturizer from coming off on your sheets or pillow! (20)
Unfortunately, only sleeping on your back doesn't fix everything. Sleeping flat can lead to fluid gathering around your eyes, and can cause them to look puffy the next day.
The best way to fix this is by elevating your head. Elevating your head not only evens out your skin texture, but also helps your neck and postural alignment. (19) (21)
Also opt for silk sheets, which cause less friction on your face and won't absorb the oil and dirt from your day and environment. (22)
So there you have it. Sleep is incredibly important for your skin, but so is what you do to prepare for bed. And the best way to prepare is with 100% All-Natural Skincare Products.
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