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What Rest Means and How It Effects the Skin

October 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Rest is restorative. It helps the body heal and cells to repair themselves. When you’re well-rested, it shows.

Skin is the Body’s Largest Organ

Your skin, the body’s largest organ, responds positively to rest. It rewards the act of self-care by looking and feeling its best. When you’re not well-rested, your skin is defiant.

It protests by being oily, dry, acne-prone, and lackluster. If you’ve ever experienced a restless night due to stress only to wake up to a huge pimple on your face, you know exactly what is meant here. Your skin is responding to the lack of rest you received.

Get a Better Night’s Sleep by Doing These Things

There are some things you can do to help promote a better night’s sleep. One very important tip to consider is putting your phone on airplane mode so your slumber isn’t interrupted by notifications. You can bring your device to bed with you but refrain from checking it or spending time on it before bed.

Instead, opt to read something inspirational until you feel tired enough to sleep. Turn off the lights, close the blinds, and sink under the covers. Make sure your room is a comfortable temperature so rest comes easily for you.

Use an eye mask if you must and turn on a noise machine. Block out distractions that cause you to toss and turn or lose sleep. This is the key to better skin.

Good Daily Habits Lead to Better Skin

The things that you do throughout the day can also help prevent skin problems. For example, make sure that you’re drinking enough water and avoiding fatty, greasy foods. Thoroughly cleanse and moisturize your face often.

Change your pillowcase every other day. You don’t want to push dirt and oil into your face after cleaning it. Use a humidifier during the colder weather months of the year to prevent your skin from cracking and drying.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re doing our part to support breast cancer survivors and help fund research for a cure. Derma9 is a proud supporter of this cause, and has committed to donating $1 from every purchase made this month. Help a great cause by looking after your sleep and taking great care of your skin.

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