Why is sleep so important for youthful looking skin? According to WebMD in The Truth About Beauty Sleep, “Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your looks. The key is to get enough shut-eye – 7 to 9 quality hours each night.”
So, what happens to skin during the night? “Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging. “That’s part of the repair process,” says Patricia Wexler, MD, a dermatologist in New York. More collagen means skin is plumper and less likely to wrinkle.”
Not only does your body boost blood flow to the skin while you sleep, your body actually repairs itself while you snooze!
But beauty sleep alone is not enough as we age.
Skin loses more water when you sleep than it does during the day. So, using a creamier moisturizer before bed significantly boosts your skin’s ability to stay hydrated overnight.
My new fave? L’Oreal Paris Midnight Cream. This product gives new meaning to the words “beauty sleep.” This anti-aging product is truly incredible!
Effective for all skin tones, tested by dermatologists, and suitable for even sensitive skin (like mine), L’Oreal Paris Midnight Cream is filled with antioxidants and Vitamin E to help repair delicate skin.
According to L’Oreal, what makes this product so unique is, “a wrapping texture that creates the optimal environment for skin barrier repair.” Used before bed when skin is most receptive to recovery, this dense, rich cream helps trap moisture. And, upon waking, skin looks firmer, while wrinkles are visibly reduced. The rich formula even provides 24-hour hydration.
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