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Beauty Sleep – your skin needs it!

When life gets busy, one of the first things to go is sleep. It not only affects our overall well-being, it greatly affects our skin. Not only do your eyes look tired when you miss out on sleep, your skin sags and loses its luster. It’s important to remember that sleep is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

You need rest so that your body can repair itself, "Your skin, and your whole body, goes into repair mode when you sleep," says Dr. Doris Day, who wrote the book Forget the Facelift. While you sleep, your skin renews itself. New skin cells grow and replace older cells. "It's repairing and restoring and rebalancing," Day says. It's also a time when all sorts of hormonal and metabolic changes happen in and the body, including your skin. A lack of sleep can disrupt those processes.

"The good thing about the skin is that it recovers quickly," Day says. Get a good night's sleep tonight and tomorrow, your skin will already look more rested. So, how much sleep do you need? Experts say that seven to nine hours of beauty rest nightly is what your body and skin require to rejuvenate.

5 Steps to Better Beauty Sleep

Try these tips for a more beautiful night's rest:
  1. Start a positive bedtime ritual. "Visualize beautiful, healthy skin as you fall asleep and your body will go in that direction," Day says.
  2. Get into a sleep habit. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. "That rhythm is good for your skin," Day says
  3. Become a back sleeper. Stomach sleeping presses your face into the pillow, creating a meshwork of fine lines and creases when you wake up.
  4. Put a soft cover on your pillow. A pillowcase with a high thread count is kinder to your skin.
  5. Go white for your sheets. Dyes on your sheets and pillowcase can irritate sensitive skin.
  6. Aromatherapy is a great way for your body to relax and prepare for sleep, moisturize with Vienne and enjoy the beautiful aroma of the essential oils as you drift off to sleep at night.
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