High quality sleep is one of the greatest things we can do for our body, and our skin health is no different. Being the largest organ of the body, our skin undergoes a rejuvenating process during sleep, and disruptions in this cycle can manifest visibly on our skin’s surface. In this first part, we will begin to discuss sleep and how it affects our skin health.
Broadly speaking, during sleep is when our body initiates cellular repair and regeneration. In this specific case, our skin undergoes restoration and renewal. One specific protein, collagen, is predominantly produced during deep sleep. This is responsible for skin elasticity and firmness, which is why a lack of quality sleep contributes to fine lines and wrinkles.
Quality sleep is also vital for improving blood flow, meaning nutrients and oxygen get to the skin quicker and greater. This enhanced circulation leads to a glowing complexion as well as better regulating inflammation which is linked to acne and psoriasis.
We hope you found this first part on how sleep affects your skin health to be insightful for your own skincare routine! At The Only Facial, we pride ourselves on offering just one facial, the one tailored just for you. With our multistep experience curated to your unique skin type, conditions, and concerns, we think of ourselves as more than just a facial spa, but rather as an experience for lasting beautiful skin. Give us a call or visit one of our numerous locations in Missouri and Texas to book your appointment and find custom skincare for you today!