Beauty Sleep

A study in America has shown the true benefits of ‘beauty sleep’. Sleep has long been known to have restorative effects on the body, but the healing qualities it has on the skin have recently been further discovered. Sleeping allows the body to increase its production of collagen, helping retain water, which contributes to maintaining healthy skin.

Equally, sleeping in the dark also has positive effects on the skin, namely that as natural and artificial light eventually begins to damage and dry out our skin, the lack of light protects it and allows it to replenish. As our bodies are actually conditioned to sleep in the dark, we get a better night’s sleep when there is no light present, and this allows our skin to recover at a much better rate.

There’s hope for you fidgeters out there too, as further investigation has proven that sleeping for long periods on one side adds extra pressure on the face against the pillow. By turning and evenly distributing your weight throughout the night, you avoid putting too much pressure on any one part of the body in particular, and therefore stops wrinkles forming so readily.

Naturally, the largest aspect is how much sleep we get per night. Six hours is deemed adequate for adults as this is the amount of time our body needs to complete five REM cycles. The four aspects of one entire sleep cycle encompass a drowsy, relaxed state that leads into a deeper sleep with elements of still feeling awake. Once this is completed you will drop into a deep sleep where you body falls into its lowest amount of activity, before a brief return to second stage, and finally dream sleep, also known as REM sleep or Delta sleep.

To help complement your body’s natural recovery process in sleep, here at Fiona Clossick Facial Aesthetics we specialise in providing holistic beauty treatments to keep you looking radiant throughout the day. Our wrinkle treatment treatments in Birmingham are highly effective at smoothing out the dynamic facial lines that can form if our face becomes subjected to constant and repeated pressure like in sleep.

For more information please get in touch on 07815904578 or via the contact page, and I’ll be happy to speak to you about any of beauty treatments in Birmingham.

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