Do you ever experience unexplained breakouts that make no sense? Your skincare game is going strong, your eating habits are on point, yet still your skin rebels. This has been happening to me as of late, and I had been trying numerous things to try and get my skin back. I was using spot treatments, drinking hot lemon water, upping my already large daily intake of greens…yet still nothing was working. It was frustrating, and the stress I had due to my skin was probably making things even worse.
And then I had a hallelujah moment. Something so simple I couldn’t believe I had overlooked it.
The past few months have been incredibly hectic for me, as I’m sure they have been for every college student out there in the world. I also have a part-time job, and coupled with the fact that I have been drowning in a sea of assignments and essays, all this homework inevitably led to numerous sleepless nights. I’m sure you guys know where I’m going with this.
Yes my friends. Sleep is the one thing that can make or break your skin.
I had been getting as little as two hours certain nights. I had completely forgotten that not getting enough sleep is going to have its repercussions on your skin. Your skin heals itself while you are sleeping. It also lowers your cortisol levels, which in turn keeps your hormones in check. This is especially important as unbalanced hormones will lead to various skin troubles, not to mention health issues.
So get some sleep people! I have had two full nights of sleep and my skin is almost completely clear again. It’s kind of mind-blowing. it took TWO DAYS.
Getting enough sleep is common sense, but amidst the complicated nature beauty has been shaped into, it’s sometimes hard to remember those basic principles women have been practicing since the beginning of time. I’ve been working harder to manage my time more effectively so that I can ensure that I get at least six hours of sleep every night. I could still benefit from more sleep 100%, but hey, I’m a student with lots to do. I’m doing what I can 😉
So remember to get your beauty sleep and take some time for yourself. You deserve it!