Beauty sleep actually exists and can help you look and feel younger. But did you know that your beauty routine affects the quality of your sleep and potentially your ability to drift off?
Sleep is food for your brain, body, and skin, and if you don’t get enough, you deprive each of its nourishment. Your brain also gets rid of 60 percent more toxins when you get the proper amount of sleep, leaving you feeling more refreshed.
Read on to discover the many beauty issues that women have, and how they can affect your savoured slumber:
Sleeping With Makeup On
Anyone who claims they always take their make up without fail, is telling porkies. What about that time when they staggered in at 5am after a few too many G&Ts – the cotton wool pads didn’t really come out then.
Failing to remove eye makeup can cause dryness, redness, irritation and infection. Leaving foundation on your face can cause your pores to become clogged, which inevitably leads to unsightly spots.
Along with causing spots, it doesn’t give your skin the opportunity to breathe and fully repair itself. Leftover make up can stop the absorption of skincare products by creating a barrier that prevents essential ingredients from penetrating the skin’s surface.
Sleeping With Wet Hair
It’s unlikely that leaving the house with wet hair would cause a cold or infection but sleeping with a damp barnet is another matter. It provides a breeding ground for a whole host of nasty bacteria who absorb excess sweat, oils and dead cells, leading to nasty infections on your pillowcase that embed themselves into your hair as you lay on it in nights to follow.
Throughout your sleep, your body needs to work extra to regulate a constant temperature. Sleeping with wet hair can cause an excessive amount of heat energy to be lost from your scalp, which means your body needs a workout to regulate a comfortable temperature; meaning your sleep is disturbed.
Due to the hair being wetter it is more prone to breakage; leaving you with short, snappy strands that limit the length that your hair could grow to… Not cool by anyone’s style.
Hot Baths Before Bed Time
Just like exercising immediately before you sleep can cause discomfort, taking a hot bath before you head to bed can make it more difficult to sleep. Hot baths and showers can cause your body temperature to soar, which is where overheating and sweating come into play.
Feeling too hot is one of the main reasons why you might find it difficult to get to sleep, so if you want a bath before you get some quality sleep on a luxury mattress, it’s best to chill for a while after you get out, to allow your body temperature to come down.