5 Things That Happen To Your Skin While You’re Sleeping

November 17, 2015

There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep. Your body and mind rest and relax, preparing you for the next day.

But what happens to your skin?

Turns out — a lot!

1. IT FIGHTS ALL SORTS OF BAD THINGS.

Ever heard of “the sleep hormone?” It’s called melatonin, and it’s basically a miracle hormone that drives the skin’s repair cycle. Sleep increases melatonin, making it way easer to fight off fine lines, age spots — even cancer.

2. IT DE-STRESSES. 

The “sleep hormone” may show up while you sleep, but there’s one hormone that backs WAY off while you catch those zzzz’s: the “stress hormone.” It’s called Cortisol, and it’s responsible for most of the things you hate about your skin as you get older: stretch marks, discoloration, thinning skin, etc. Basically, it’s the worst, and it’s always waiting for you during moments of high pressure. Take a deep breath, get some rest, and wave it goodbye.

3. IT GETS TIGHTER. 

Your skin loses elasticity and tightness as you get older. But sleep can help! In a deep slumber, collagen and elastin-producing cells are repaired and regenerated by special growth hormones — which helps your skin get tighter and stronger. Your instant facelift is one snooze away!

4. IT BRIGHTENS UP ITS COMPLEXION. 

While sleeping, your body enhances its ability to fight natural and environmental damage. This repair work leads to a better, brighter complexion overall, temporarily healing those fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes.

5. IT DRIES OUT. 

Okay so get this — during the night, your skin actually loses hydration. Crazy, right? You wouldn’t think that while curled up in your warm bed, your skin would actually need protection. It’s not like you’re out in the elements, after all. But the best time for attack is always when your defenses are down, and with your body temperature increasing, your skin dries out.

That’s a lot going on while you’re dreaming about eating chocolate cake with George Clooney (just us?).

But that’s also why it’s so important to use a nighttime moisturizer, like philosophy’s newest product renewed hope in a jar overnight recharging & refining moisturizer

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A good night’s sleep has never looked so good.

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