Let’s face it—we all want to know the secret to having beautiful and clear skin. Living in a world where celebrity faces plaster billboards and street corners, it always makes us wonder just exactly how they manage to escape skin imperfections. Of course, cosmetic dermatology procedures are always an option, but we want you to know about the small, daily things that you can do to actually sleep your way to better and healthier skin.
We bet you’re expecting us to tell you about the best new nightly skin care product on the market, right? Think again! The following are all easy steps that everyone can take to help you get more radiant skin.
Sleep For Seven Hours
Sleep is important for every organ in our body. It allows us a time to rejuvenate and catch up with everything that we put our bodies through day to day. Getting at least seven hours of sleep every night allows our bodies the necessary time to fully restore and heal, getting us—and our skin—back into tip top shape.
Bed Time—And Stick To It!
We know you’re thinking that this just won’t do. But, did you know that allowing your body to get into a rhythm of sleep will actually help you look and feel better? Just like your blood sugar and body temperature, sleep needs to be regulated. Going to bed at different times every night actually drains you of energy and makes your body work harder.
Remove Your Makeup!
It’s no secret that everyone should take off their makeup before hitting the hay. Wearing makeup to bed can cause clogged pores and skin irritation, not to mention an unsightly morning pillowcase and early aging. Remember to always let your skin breathe at night!
Now that we’ve told you about some of the easy adjustments you can make to your sleeping schedule, here are a few things NOT to do that can help you get that healthy glow.
Sleep On Your Face
Sleeping on your face can actually cause “sleep lines”—which can be permanent wrinkles that don’t go away upon waking. As you can imagine, sleeping on your face night after night will cause your sleep lines to become engraved into your face—something that is easily avoidable!
Drink Alcohol Before Bed
Drinking alcohol before bed will mess up your blood sugar level, and therefore result in you waking up several times during the night. Because alcohol contains a lot of sugar, this causes your sugar levels to drop during the night, which in turn triggers your adrenal gland to kick in. To avoid this, make sure you always stay hydrated when drinking—in fact, having a glass of water for every alcoholic drink is a good rule of thumb.
If you’re prone to waking up with puffy eyes or eyelids, this trick is for you. Sleeping flat actually allows fluids to collect and pool in that area during your slumber because the skin is extremely thin. Elevating yourself slightly will keep your eyes looking fresh upon awakening.
Contact A Cosmetic Dermatologist in San Diego Today
If you’ve been wondering about how you can achieve healthy and younger looking skin in San Diego, contact the cosmetic dermatologists of CLDerm today. Our dermatologists are ready to help you get the skin you’ve always dreamed of today.
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