Are you getting enough sleep for healthy, clear skin?

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Getting the right amount of sleep and taking time to relax is one of the best things we can do to keep our skin looking fresh and healthy.

It is whilst we are asleep that our body can recover and repair itself so less sleep equals less time for repair. We know about effects like dark circles under the eyes and washed out skin tone but are less aware of the more long term damage from lack of sleep, such as more rapid ageing of the skin.

As the largest organ in the body, skin is very affected by lack of sleep; a notable change is a reduction in the integrity and quality of collagen. Stress, through sleep deprivation, seems to affect the integrity of the skin collagen through a hormone pathway in our bodies known as the glucocorticoid pathway. This in turn impacts our immune system and results in poor quality collagen being produced.

What does this mean for our skin? Effects you might notice are:

⦁        blemishes or rashes on the body due to lower immunity

⦁        inflammation which can lead to more wrinkles and acne

⦁        higher tendency for eczema

⦁        skin can appear less toned and look older.

As we sleep our body produces lots of growth hormone which is crucial for healthy collagen production. It is also a time when we lose skin moisture so it’s vital to rehydrate before bed.

Follow the Nourish three step night time ritual: this is great for ensuring you wake up with a spring in your step and a naturally radiant skin.

⦁         During the early evening, drink warm green tea. Packed with antioxidants, this will help to mop up the day’s inflammation damage.

⦁        Apply a facial oil or moisturiser to lock in moisture. Try Radiance Firming Facial Oil or Argan Skin Renew moisturiser.

  • Ensure your bedroom temperature is ambient.

Radiance Firming Facial Oil and Argan Skin Renew Moisturiser are featured in the beautiful Radiance Collection: a collection of three award winning products. (RRP£25)

To win one of two Radiance Collections just name one of the products in the Radiance Collection.

Competition now closed

Closing date for entry will be January 6th. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

The Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date.

Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation. The promoters of this competition are Nourish & GreenFinder and data will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.