Aging Gracefully & Restful Sleep

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Aging Gracefully & Restful Sleep

We’ve addressed taking care of your skin the natural way through proper nutrition and skincare in our previous post, now lets address a few more tips on aging gracefully:

What is the next most important part of keeping your skin healthy and glowing?

Sleep! When we sleep our cells rejuvenate and help our overall health, but also adequate sleep keeps cortisol (stress hormone) levels lower. Cortisol increases and attacks collagen! Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevents sagging.

Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your looks. For optimal rest, try to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. Stay well-hydrated and elevate your head with an extra pillow at night, too. That can also help reduce swelling.

Maybe this is the real reason why “Sleeping Beauty” is called just that.

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