Call it beauty sleep or a restorative rest or whatever you’d like, studies have shown a link between sleep and skin health. Just like the quantity of drinking water one should consume, there are lots of claims about the amount of sleep that is necessary and when to sleep. But most people agree on the positive effects of sleep.
While the general rule of 7-8 hours of sleep for most adults is the commonly accepted standard, some people swear that as much as 14 hours are necessary. Penelope Cruz is one celebrity who is well known for their long sleeping habits. Often sleeping for 16 hours at a time.
One of the main positive attributes of sleep is it relives stress in the body. Specifically it reduces the amount of stress hormone cortisol that is found in the body which has an inflammatory affect on the body.
Sleep also helps regulate how the body manages hydration of the skin. Skin recovers moisture while the rest of the body uses fluids to purge waste and toxins from the body,
So while there may be disagreement on how much sleep is needed, the body definitely needs its beauty sleep. So, rest up, wrap up, and get back the youthful, firm skin you are looking for.
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