Do we REALLY need Beauty Sleep?
The short answer is - YES! But with so much for us all to juggle these days, it’s no wonder that in the UK the average adult sleeps at least an hour less than recommended. And though we’ve all heard that good sleep is important, the reasons behind it playing such a vital role in our health aren’t always clear.
With busy mums often being the most sleep deprived of us all, we decided to sit down with Dr David Jack this Mother’s Day to get to the bottom of the importance of good sleep for overall skin health and wellbeing - and give you a few tips to make sure you’re getting that much-needed 8 hours. Jump to the bottom for a Mother’s Day Gift!
1. BRAIN FUNCTION
Quite simply, sleep helps your brain work properly. Lack of sleep can result in poor decision making and lack of emotional control, as well as mood swings and lack of motivation.
So though you might feel you have too much to do to spend 8 hours asleep, it will in fact drastically improve your performance for those hours you are awake, giving you better capacity to prioritise and stay focussed.
2. WEIGHT LOSS
Sleep deprivation has often been linked to obesity because while we sleep our bodies are busy balancing our hormones, specifically in this case ghrelin and leptin.
If you don’t get enough sleep, your ghrelin levels increase; this is the hormone responsible for making you feel hungry. Leptin on the other hand helps you to feel full and maintain a healthy appetite - but without a good sleep, leptin levels decrease.
Sleep also supports healthy growth and development, so if you’re hitting the gym or pushing yourself at spin or Pilates, it’s so important to allow the body and muscles to recover.
If you want to get the most out of the effort you put in to your workouts, you should also be putting effort in to the amount of sleep and recovery time you give yourself!
Now this is a big one! At night-time our skin cells enter a state of renewal called mitosis - your skin cells are essentially dividing and multiplying in to what will become your fresh new skin. As you can imagine this is when your skin needs nutrients the most, and when your skin will get the MAXIMUM impact from your skincare products.
That is why retinol-based products like our Goodnight! Active Night Cream are so perfect at night. Put simply, Retinol is a form of Vitamin A which works to stimulate blood flow to cells (blood which will carry essential nutrients to the cells) and boosts collagen production - the strength and scaffolding that holds us together.
HOW TO GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP!
In summary your emotions, your weight, your recovery and your skin ALL depend on a good night’s sleep - which is why Dr David Jack dedicated so much time and research to creating the perfect tools and supplements to help us get there.
Goodnight Cream - is a powerful scientifically developed Retinol cream to stimulate overnight recovery and repair to reveal a softer, more youthful appearance for the new day ahead.
Sweet Dreams - is a capsule to be taken every night to deliver optimum doses of zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6 and vitamin. This complete formula delivers these essential molecules to the system in a simple, effective form.
GIVE THE GIFT OF GREAT SLEEP
In celebration of Mother’s Day and to help you gift your mum the joy of great sleep, we are offering a complimentary full-size Sweet Dreams, when you purchase the Goodnight Active Night Cream.
NB. Both items must be placed separately in your basket.
*Offer available until midnight 31st March on integrativebeauty.co.uk only.
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