Previously, we began to discuss the magic of sleep and how it impacts our skin health. We discussed how it is a time when the skin undergoes a rejuvenation process and good sleep is great in promoting healthy skin and reducing inflammation. In this second part, we will continue discussing sleep and how it benefits our skin health.  

When we previously discussed increased blood flow associated with sleep, the inverse is true. A lack of sleep can lead to the eye bags we see, as well as general dark circles and puffiness in the face. Broadly speaking, hormonal balance is a key factor in sleep, such as the stress hormone cortisol which can lead to acne with elevated stress. 

Everyday when exposed to the elements, our skin barrier protects us. This barrier is reinforced during sleep, with disruptions potentially compromising the barrier and our skin. Overall, sleep is critical in maintaining a youthful radiance for ourselves. Glowing and vibrant skin reflects our good sleep, and our overall health.   

We hope you found this second 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!