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Beauty Sleep? Yeah it's a thing

The busy life you lead in a state of sleep deficit can be exhausting, but did you know it can prematurely age your skin?  The dark circles under your eyes state the obvious when it comes to a lackluster complexion however sleep deprivation can also make the skin puffy, increases age spots

Throughout your waking hours, your skin is raging a war against environmental factors such as pollution and harmful UV rays.  During the deeper phases of sleep, your body produces growth hormone, a powerful component in skin repair  and stimulates collagen growth. Collagen is a protein, part of the connective tissues which helps to strengthen and improve the elasticity of the skin. This new growth lets you wake with brighter, fresher vibrant skin.  Other hormones also come into play during your nighttime slumber. When we sleep cortisol (the stress hormone) is reduced.  This hormone is responsible for the thinning of skin.  Additionally,melatonin (the hormone which regulates our sleep-wake cycle) is increased which acts as an antioxidant towards fine lines and age spots. 

Sleep also produces some changes to your body's water delivery and circulatory system. In anticipation for bedtime, the body cools about a half degree and increases blood flow to the skin.  You can also help replenish your skin's moisture by snacking on water-rich fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, watermelon, and apples.   While you sleep. your skin will hydrate from the inside out and release powerful free-radical fighting antioxidants. 

Enjoy beautiful skin with a healthy heartbeat

Heal your skin with a healthy heartbeat. 4 ways exercise can deliver more vibrant, youthful skin. 

We all know the basics when improving the overall look and health of our skin, but do you ever think of exercise and heart health to give you a more youthful, radiant appearance? Here are a few benefits of routine exercise in the name of beauty. 

Exercise improves circulation- Your skin has a complex system of small blood vessels in order to deliver oxygen filled blood and nutrients.  The more you exercise, the more your heart is able to pump this blood to your skin, delivering a more glowing youthful appearance. 

Increases collagen production- Your beating heart also helps boost collagen.  When you improve circulation, the oxygen and nutrients also encourage collagen production and skin cell renewal. This is one of the key factors to improving your skin’s elasticity and maintaining its smooth appearance.

Eliminate Free Radicals- Reducing waste products and removing free radicals is another benefit to improved circulation. Free radicals can lead to premature aging, so think of this benefit as an internal cleanse for your skin. 

Reduced stress-Taking the time to exercise reduces stress and improves sleep.  Less stress means less time spent with stressful facial expressions. No one wants the wrinkles created from a furrowed brow and stressed out appearance. 
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