Woman with sleeping mask

Sleep is incredibly important to our health in so many ways.  You’ve probably heard about how essential it is to make sure that you’re getting enough sleep on a nightly basis.  We know that it probably sounds easier said than done, but because we believe so strongly that you can utilize the time you sleep to benefit your skin we wanted to share some of the best ways you can improve your skin while you snooze.  Yes, you can actually get improvement to your skin WHILE you sleep.

Sleep Longer
We know, we know it sounds all great and dandy to get more sleep but it can feel like a pretty difficult task for many of us to actually achieve.  But here’s the deal…when we sleep our bodies work to repair themselves.  This is why when we don’t get enough sleep we tend to noticed that our skin looks dry, dull and lackluster.  Our skin literally needs beauty sleep to be able to work on itself in a powerful way.  It may seem like an easy thing, but it can make a major impact.

Add a Treatment Product in the Evening
It’s so important to maintain a consistent skin care routine, you likely have your go-to products that you use to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin on a daily basis.  It’s essential that you make sure to go through those steps before heading to bed to make sure that your skin is able to rest and sleep with a clean face.  However, many experts suggest that you add another step to your evening skin care routine.  That step is to add a treatment product to your skin care routine.  Adding a treatment product to work with whatever your biggest skin care concern(s) are can be a really powerful way to improve your skin while you sleep.  Since our bodies do work to repair itself during the time we sleep, adding that treatment product is a way for our skin to get that extra little boost it needs to further the treatment and improving process.

Get Enough Moisture in the Skin
Hopefully you’re heading to bed having applied a great moisturizer to your skin.  Our skin literally craves moisture and hydration, and since we’re heading to bed for an extended period of time, applying enough quality moisture to our skin with a great moisturizing product is a great way to make sure that we’re locking in as much moisture as possible to our skin.  Many experts suggest using a moisturizing product that’s a bit thicker in your evening routine – since you will be asleep and not need to worry about applying any product after the moisturizer it’s a great way to give your skin that extra dose of moisture in a really healthy way.

In addition to all of these tips, many experts suggest that using a silk pillowcase and making it an effort to sleep on your back can be great ways to take care of your skin while you sleep.