SkinLovin’ Sundays #9 | The importance of sleep

SkinLovin' Sundays 9

Hey guys 👋 welcome back to another SkinLovin’ Sundays post as part of my weekly blog series! For those of you who are new to The Typical Beauty Blog or those of you who don’t follow me… yet 😜 its basically a series which I started to focus exclusively on skincare. So if thats something which you fancy then make sure to check every Sunday 🗓. In these weekly posts I’m gonna try to focus less on products & more on techniques & tips for you guys… so let’s get started 👉Today’s topic is: “The importance of sleep

As we all know getting a good nights sleep 💤 has many benefits, today we’re gonna talk about how sleep affects our skin… I mean the term “beauty sleep” must stem from somewhere right 💁 Stress is the worst thing for our skin, I know many people wouldn’t think about how general stress can effect our skin but stress leads to increased levels of this hormone called cortisol, which basically is known as a stress hormone. When levels of cortisol increase in the body it leads to increased inflammation & well when I think of inflamed skin I think of swollen, red skin which is painful to touch – what comes to your mind when you think of inflamed skin? do let me know in the comments 👇-

As with everything in life, one thing has a knock on effect to the other & so increased inflammation leads to an increased break-down 🔨 of collagen, which is the protein which essentially “holds everything together” , its found in the bones, connective tissues & skin. So a breakdown of collagen surely can’t be beneficial right? RIGHT, because a breakdown of collagen in our skin reduces the elasticity & bounce as well as fading that “youthful glow” 👎

Sleep deprivation leads to many things including:

  • Wrinkles 👵🏻
  • Brown spots
  • Acne/psoriasis getting worse
  • Puffy eyes 👁👁
  • Dry skin
  • Eye bags 👛

If the body is not getting enough sleep, specifically deep sleep 😴 it means that its not able to reach the REM stage, this is know as the Rapid Eye Movement stage, which is where the body reaches its maximum rise in growth hormones 📈 & thus allows damaged cells to be recovered/healed. Prevention of reaching the REM stage therefore means that the body is not getting time to actively heal damaged tissues/cells & eliminate toxins, all of which leads to premature ageing of the skin, yikes 😰

So make sure you get enough sleep from now on guys! I’ve had a messed up sleeping pattern for the absolute longest time… I’m talking years 🗓 but this year I really wanted to focus on my skincare so I’m making every effort I can to get enough sleep, or shall I say beauty sleep 😉 haha. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, if you did then please don’t forget to click ‘like’ down below 👇 & follow me for more! 😁

Love, Kimmiee.


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Read the previous post in the blog series here: SkinLovin’ Sundays #8 – All about uneven skin tone.

13 thoughts on “SkinLovin’ Sundays #9 | The importance of sleep

    1. Definitely! It really does… A good nights sleep just uplifts my mood for the whole day. I seem to get so much done, so it benefits my skin as well as everything else haha. Thanks for stopping by & reading xx


    1. Definitely! I hope the dry skin gets better soon, I hate it when I have dry skin around my mouth area & every time I wear foundation its just so much more noticeable 😤 Thanks for stopping by & reading xx


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