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How to have a perfect skin by adapting good sleeping habits

Posted Mar 17 2009 4:25am

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The belief that sleep improves our health backs to the time before history. Today doctors urge to take it more seriously because they have realized that sleep is essential not only to health but also to beauty. What is more remarkable in this regard is the effect of a deep enough night sleep on skin and fitness, two most important issues to every young or middle-aged adult, in general, and women, in particular.

How does sleep affect your skin?
Sleep affects your skin in many ways including:

1- More skin rejuvenation
Skin rejuvenation[The skin rejuvenation is a process that takes place to remove the visible signs of aging like wrinkles and lines leaving the skin with a younger appearance] takes place more rapidly during sleep. Your body has the ability to repair damaged cells, specifically the skin cells, while sleeping.

2- Less wrinkles
Research has shown that wrinkling accelerates from am to pm because in the evening you have spent more hours being exposed to earth’s gravity than in the morning, so the face literally falls with gravity as the day progresses. During sleep, the direction of earth’s gravity is reverse, so you get a chance to reverse that.

3- Prevention of dark circles and bags under eyes
Lack of sleep makes dark circles and bags under your eyes, as well as sagging skin. With having about 8 hours of sleep a night, you will prevent these negative consequences.

Three sleep tips for having a healthy skin:

1. Sleep 8 hours a night
Eight hours of sleep every night is considered the average amount of sleep an adult requires. If you want to keep your skin wrinkle free and beautiful is a, and/or if you want to prevent those dark circles under your eyes, set your schedule and manage your time as you can have eight hours of sleep every night.

2. Sleep on your back
The fact of "less wrinkles while sleeping" works better if you sleep on your back. This way, the direction of earth’s gravity is so that it would compensate its bad effects on facial muscles and skin during the day. Sleeping flat on your back also prevents your skin from those sleep wrinkles and fold lines that happens when you smash your face into the pillow. It would be perfect if you sleep without a pillow, but if it's difficult, use a very thin pillow.

3. Try to have a continuous deep sleep
All benefits your skin gets from sleep happens when you have a continuous, deep sleep. With fragmented sleep, your body can't function normally as it's supposed to do during a sleep.

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