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Beauty Sleep

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Skin makes new cells twice as fast during sleep time as during walking hours. Several studies have found that sleep deprived humans have lower levels of a growth hormone the skin needs to repair environmental damage and produce new skin cells. When skin cell replacement falls behind then wrinkles and slackness results.

While individual sleep requirements vary between 7 and 9 hours is average. As you get your beauty rest, avoid creating bed wrinkles by sleeping on your back. Lying on your side or stomach means squashing your face into a pillow and then walking up with crazy crease marks. When we are young these folds smooth out almost instantly. But as we age our collagen and elastin grow less resilient meaning those creases can stay for hours or even permanently.

Tip for Plenty of nourishing beauty sleep
Plently if nourishing sleep is one of the secrets of a good complexion and a healthy body. Try to maintain regular sleep patterns.


Keep regular hours for sleeping and waking.

Try conscious relaxation or meditation before bedtime. It helps to calm the mind.

Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm milk and drink it before bedtime.

Keep the room at a comfortable temperature.

Try reading a book.

Have a bed switch, so you don't have to get up to turn out the lights.


Exercise just before bedtime.

Try to sleep immediately after a meal.

Have stimulants like coffee before bedtime.

Keep your TV set in the bedroom.

Force yourself to sleep. It's a sure way of keeping awake!

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