Sleeping Beauty might have had some beauty tricks up her sleeve after all, as beauty sleep is finally getting due recognition in its role towards getting good skin. Hollywood celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger all swear by getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep for good, healthy, happy skin.

Why exactly is getting a good night’s rest important for your skin? Here, we list all the things that happen when you rest...

What is beauty sleep?
 

What is beauty sleep?

Simply put, it is the amount of sleep you require every day for you to look rested and fresh the next day. The number of hours that each person needs varies, with 7-8 hours being the accepted average.

What happens to your skin when you sleep?
 

What happens to your skin when you sleep?

Collagen production – Collagen is produced while you sleep and this is responsible for making your skin look plump and retain its elasticity.

Rosier complexion – When you sleep, there is increased blood flow to your skin. This helps with dealing with dull skin, and contributes to getting glowing skin.

Makes all the difference to your eyes – Getting a good night’s rest will take care of those puffy eyes you have been nursing. Since there is increased blood flow to your skin during the night, the under eye dark circles also appear brighter with adequate sleep.

Your hair looks better – Getting your beauty sleep also improves the appearance of your hair. Because of the increased blood flow to your scalp, nutrients get delivered better to the hair, making it look healthier and lustrous.

Products are better absorbed – Your night time skincare products are better absorbed when you rest well. This makes your skin better able to absorb the products you apply in the morning as well.