Sleep is Beautiful
The term “beauty sleep” actually has some truth behind it. No, you’re not necessarily going to wake up resembling a Disney Princess with your hair looking just right and the perfect ball gown just magically appearing in front of you as if Anna Wintour herself picked it out with you in mind. You will however feel optimistic and energized with a good night’s sleep and your skin and hair can certainly reap the benefits from this.
Sleep has all sorts of cosmetic benefits, such as a higher rate of collagen production and increased blood flow which gives your skin a more youthful and bright complexion. Sleeping charges your body’s “battery” in a way. Without giving yourself that charge, existing skin conditions could continue to worsen due to inflammation of your skin cells.
And let’s not forget your hair! Did you know that a lack of sleep and too much stress can increase hair loss? Obviously we lose hair when we shampoo or use a brush but excess hair loss? No, thank you. If sleep can help prevent that then that’s the perfect excuse to get enough shut eye. Taking care of ourselves is so incredibly important but how can we be our own cheerleader and encourage ourselves? First, we’ve got to tackle stress.
Go Away, Stress
Okay, so maybe stress can’t disappear completely but it’s important to acknowledge our stress in an attempt to alleviate some of its side effects, like poor sleep for one! Stress can cause all sorts of issues, from nausea, to migraines, to anxiety attacks. Stress can keep you tossing and turning at night, blaming yourself for everything you failed to accomplish during the day. But that tossing and turning isn’t doing you any good. It’s upsetting, distracting and overall, unhealthy.