Beauty sleep is not a myth and sleep does lessen the severity of wrinkles in the face and neck, at least temporarily. Part of this is due to a decline in body temperature and a shift in body position. The body cools in anticipation of bed time (about half a degree) and to do so, the circulatory system increases blood flow to the skin. This is why the cheeks often flush at night.
What does it mean to be “radiant”? It generally means the color of the skin moves closer to the color of blood. A radiator in a house or car movers hot liquid around to distribute heat, and so does the circulatory system move warm blood around and skin tone changes to affect body temperature. This is why some people appear more radiant just before bedtime or during sleep.
Collagen and Growth Hormone
Early in the night time sleep cycle, people typically have a surge in growth hormone. This period of deep sleep, stages 3 and 4 contribute to what people call “beauty sleep” as secretion of growth hormone helps repair and rebuild body tissues like muscle and bone. Many of the body’s tissues also show increased cell production and slower breakdown of proteins during deep sleep. Since proteins are the building blocks needed for cell growth and for repair of damage from factors like stress and ultraviolet rays, deep sleep is truly be “beauty sleep.”
There is some evidence that skin cells regenerate faster at night than during the day. Cell division happens throughout the day, but peaks around 2 am. This is literally renewal and rejuvenation during sleep. The peak in cell division happens even if you stay awake at night, while the surge in growth hormone doesn’t.
What happens if you don’t get your beauty sleep? It is not just lack of sleep that negatively affects body fat percentage and the risk of chronic disease. Deep sleep also helps to negate the bad effects of cortisol. Growth hormone naturally decreases with age and also with increased abdominal fat, leading to a vicious cycle of fatigue, excess stress hormone and increased abdominal fat. It has also been found that sleep deprivation causes breaks in “skin barrier function and mucous membranes”.
Unless you have oily skin, you only need to wash your face every evening before bed. This will get rid of the bacteria and free radicals that float around in the air and attach themselves to your pore throughout the day. NO FREE LOADERS HERE! Use a creamy cleanser and lukewarm water. Give the cleanser time to work. “Instead of scrubbing your face, let the cleanser sit on your skin for several seconds and break down the makeup, dirt, and oil and rinse! Simple, right? Yes. BUT very, very effective. You will start seeing changes in your skin within weeks. For me, I use Black Beauty activated bamboo charcoal soap in the morning and at night.
Activated charcoal has high absorptive powers, which means that it draws other elements into itself. Charcoal is activated through heat and exposure to steam and certain chemicals. When it is exposed to contaminants, they literally become trapped in the carbon’s pores. Charcoal also has antibacterial properties that can help heal wounds. Activated carbon is used for everything from industrial water filtration to medicinal supplements.
Your skin is a living organ, which has pores of its own. These pores, and the skin’s permeable membrane, allow chemicals and toxins to pass both into and out of your body. Acne has many possible causes, including blocked pores; dirt and bacteria on the skin’s surface; excess sebum, or oil; and poor diet. Applying activated charcoal to your skin regiment will remove detritus from your skin’s surface and can even extract toxins from beneath the skin, according to Health 911. The antibacterial properties of charcoal can also help alleviate infections, or keep them from happening.
Getting your skin cleansed of toxins and free radicals is vital to your skin’s health today. It is a difficult proposition in this age of pollution and Global warming. When you go outside you are exposed to the sun’s UV radiation, which can age your skin prematurely.
Bamboo Charcoal when blended into a soap brings you the following benefits:
- Antiviral cleanser that kills viruses on contact
- Effective against bacteria and is an antifungal fighter
- In your bath, Bamboo Charcoal releases minerals into your bathwater such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which can provide warming circulation throughout your body. It’s like having a mini-Spa
- Highly absorbent to draw out of your pores dirt, debris, toxins, and free radicals
- Aids in clearing up skin conditions that if left untreated can cause blemishes and scaring
- Because of its ability to absorb impurities, toxins, and removing of free radicals, it makes it a powerful skin cleanser
- Detoxifying properties
- Absorbs Odors
These are only some of the benefits and advantages you have to beautify and revitalize your face and skin. Puffiness around the eyes are an indication of excess toxin buildup, using Bamboo Charcoal Soap will rid you of that puffy look after only a short period of use. Today, with Bamboo Charcoal soap, you can balance you face’s ecological health, purify your skin and cleanse it like never before. Try in your bath or shower today and see the results tomorrow. You’ll be amazed at the changes you’ll see in the mirror.
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So in a nutshell, Watch your diet, eat plenty fruits, veggies, lean meats, get lot’s of sleep, exercise, drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated, use a UV protectant, avoid stress and use a toxin remover to wash your face in the morning and at night before you go to bed. I promise you, you will see the changes you desire!