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The importance of sleep for skin

10th April 2013

On Saturday April 6th, thousands of people celebrated International Pillow Fight Day by organising massive pillow fights in cities all around the world. Dubbed as ‘the friendliest fight you'll ever attend’, the masses turned up armed with fluffy pillows for a fun time in London's Trafalgar Square.

Whether you took part in International Pillow Fight Day or not, we are all familiar with that feeling of having our heads hitting the pillow for bedtime. If you live by the ‘late to bed and early to rise’ rule, then read on to find out why ‘beauty sleep’ is not just a myth and why it's so important to our overall well-being and health.

Dull, tired-looking skin or dark and puffy under eye circles all point to poor sleeping habits. The body needs to use this time to rest and repair, restoring itself by producing more cell-building proteins. Research has shown the link between insufficient sleep and daily lifestyle such as stress, depressed immunity, hormonal imbalances etc. Sleep also plays a vital role for beautiful, healthy-looking skin. The production of protein ensures skin rejuvenation and repair.

If your skin is in need of some facial rejuvenation due to the lack of sleep, Microdermabrasion could be something to consider. We're not saying that you should replace sleep with this treatment, but these facials can effectively combat dull skin by revealing a fresher, younger-looking complexion. The technique works with microcrystals, which are hard enough to disrupt unwanted tired skin cells, but small enough not to do any damage or even cause discomfort or pain. Only the top layer of skin cells are removed and work in harmony with your body to replace these dead skin cells.

Although Microdermabrasion is fundamentally safe, you should still ensure that you are receiving the best treatment from a trusted expert. The specialists at our sk:n will be more than happy to talk you through the process of Microdermabrasion. Don't lose any more sleep, book your consultation with us today!

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