Beauty Sleep

Did you know that lack of sleep can be affecting your appearance?

Your looks may be suffering from your lack of sleep. Most of us suffer from lack of sleep on a regular basis. We often don’t think twice about it, but it shows up on our faces in the form of fine lines, dark circles, and dull looking skin and hair.

With work, children and stress, sleep doesn't come as often or as regularly in our lives as it should. A full night’s sleep seems more like a luxury than a necessity but sleep is our body’s natural way to recharge and revitalize. It’s the body’s natural way to relax, turn off our stress responses, and restore our balance. The body also releases human growth hormone while we are sleeping. When we are children, this hormone helps us grow. When we are adults, this hormone wards off aging, So “beauty sleep” is more than just a saying, it’s the truth.

It only takes one night for sleep deprivation to set in and create a negative response in our bodies.  After just one night of little sleep, we start showing increased signs of aging, including reduced immune response, haggard-looking skin, red and puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes.

Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each day. The data from the National Health Interview Survey concluded that at least 30 percent of American adults don’t get enough sleep  (six or fewer hours of sleep per night).

So get to bed early, try starting a nice relaxing bedtime routine: Add a little lavender oil to your bathwater to relax, drink some valerian root tea before bed, or exercise regularly to wear yourself out. To wake up looking extra refreshed and glowing, rub Medicine Mama's Ultra Beauty Balm into your skin right before bed. It will work through the night, rejuvenating and revitalizing your skin.

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