Premature aging and other common skin problems are often triggered by factors such as an unhealthy diet, overexposure to the sun, and other bad habits. However, it’s important to know that there are always natural remedies that we can use to prevent and treat them! For example: Get enough quality sleep.
Without this, skincare can’t work properly to treat skin problems on our skin. Don’t believe it? Let’s take a better look at the relationship between quality sleep and skin health, Sereni-Trees!
Sleep process for body health
To understand the importance of sleep for our health, we need to explore the process first! Our sleep process consists of a complex series of stages involving brain activity, the nervous system and hormones. The first stage is the Non-REM phase, where the body goes into a light sleep, followed by a deeper sleep phase. At this stage, the muscles begin to relax and the brain waves slow down. Then, the body enters the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase where the brain is active and the eyes move quickly, while the majority of muscles go into temporary paralysis. In this stage, dreams most often occur. During the night, we experience several sleep cycles consisting of NREM and REM phases, which serve to allow the body to recover and prepare for the next day.
Hormone regulation and chemical products in the brain also play an important role in the sleep process. The hormone melatonin triggers drowsiness and helps regulate circadian rhythms. Growth hormone is released during sleep, supporting cell regeneration and physical recovery.
We need to remember that external factors such as light, temperature, and noise also affect sleep quality! Bright light can interfere with melatonin production, while comfortable temperature and noise support quality sleep. This makes it clear that quality sleep is indeed closely and positively related to overall skin and body health (both physical and mental)!
The importance of quality sleep for skin
Even though we fall asleep at night, it doesn’t mean our body stops working! Instead, when we rest, our bodies focus on repairing and regenerating cells that have been damaged either by exposure to pollution or otherwise. Some of the positive benefits we can feel include:
- Skin Cell Regeneration: During sleep, the body performs the important process of skin cell regeneration. Old damaged cells are replaced by new ones, allowing the skin to stay fresh, free from signs of aging such as wrinkles and redness.
- Increased Collagen Production: Adequate sleep gives a boost to collagen production. Collagen itself is an important protein that gives the skin strength and elasticity. It helps keep the skin firm and young.
- Recovery from Sun Damage: Exposure to UV rays can cause damage to skin cells. Sleep allows the skin to recover from the adverse effects of sunlight and repair damaged cells.
- Reduction of Dark Eye Circles and Redness: Getting enough sleep can reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and redness on the skin around the eyes, giving the face a fresher look. Say bye to, panda eyes!
- Improves Skincare Absorption: Blood flow to the skin increases during sleep, allowing nutrients and active ingredients in skincare products to be absorbed deeper into the skin layers. In addition, absorption interference from external factors is minimized, so our skincare can wore more effectively!
- Increased Blood Circulation: During sleep, blood flow to the skin increases, carrying oxygen and essential nutrients that support overall skin health.
It’s clear that there is a positive relationship between quality sleep and our skin health! It turns out that the “Beauty Sleep” statement is true! Think about it, we can get these benefits for free just by getting enough sleep. So Sereni-Trees, try not to stay up late. Always get enough rest to keep your body and skin in top condition in this super hot weather!
Is sleeping too long good for your health?
Sleep is indeed a key element in maintaining a healthy body. However, excess sleep can also have negative effects. Too much sleep can make a person feel weak and lackluster. It can also interfere with daily performance and productivity. Not only that, excessive sleep can also have a negative impact on mental health and increase the risk of health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
Children generally need 9-11 hours of sleep per night and adolescents 8-10 hours to support their growth and development. As for young adults, 7-9 hours of sleep is a sufficient amount to ensure optimal physical and mental function. For older people, 7-8 hours of sleep is the recommended amount. With age, it turns out that the need for quality sleep can change.
Too much or too little is not good, but it all comes down to individual circumstances and needs!
Do and Avoid These Things Before Bed!
Serenitree would like to give you some tips on what we can do to make the most of our quality sleep!
First, make sure you cleanse your skin gently with a skin type-appropriate cleanser with safe ingredients like Serenitree Body Wash (No SLS and Parabens). Next, use a toner to balance the skin’s pH. After that, apply skincare products that suit your needs, such as moisturizers for dry skin or anti-aging products and eye creams. Then we can consume 1 glass of water before bed to keep our body hydrated.
Then there are also things that we should avoid before bedtime, namely the consumption of caffeinated foods or drinks or alcohol, as they can disrupt sleep quality and affect the skin. In addition, avoid exposure to blue light from screens, as well as spicy or heavy fatty foods that can affect sleep and digestive comfort.
Sereni-Trees, we need to remember that this routine is good for our health in the long run. Therefore, besides using skincare and bodycare, we must always support it with good living habits such as quality sleep. Let’s prioritize our health from now on!