“Beauty sleep” isn’t just a myth Sleeping Beauty popularized; it is a genuine and legitimate occurence backed by science.
It is said that the magic number for the hours of sleep an average adult should have is between 7 and 8 hours. Clocking in these quality hours of shut-eye does have actual physical benefits. The lack of will see your body reacting negatively, such as :
- Release of more stress hormones, Cortisol;
- Restlessness, fatigue and lack of concentration;
- Increased dehydration ;
- Weight gain
In a nutshell, your body rests, recovers and repairs itself as you sleep. Sleep deprivation decreases blood flow, especially to your face. Here are some references and tips for that optimal rest and beautiful glow.
Take a Relaxing shower
No better way to relax the mind, body and soul after a long day at work with a nice relaxing hot shower or bath.
Spend quality me-time in the tub filled with salts like the Cowshed SLEEP Calming Bath Salts – it combines calming scents of Lavender and Linden Blossom and a bouquet of Madagascan Ylang Ylang, Moroccan Rose and Indian Palmarosa. A blissful soak will relax the tension in your body and prep it for a good night of sleep.