Can Sleep Make or Break Your Skin?

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Though getting your beauty sleep is extremely important for the rejuvenation of your skin, adjusting your sleeping patterns may help you to maximize the effects of your rest. There are many ways in which sleep can influence the appearance of your skin. For one thing, getting  around eight hours of sleep each night can help your skin to repair itself and fight inflammation. In addition, skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which can help your skin to look smoother, plumper and overall more youthful. 

What most people don’t know is that the position you sleep in can also affect your skin. For example, lying on your stomach puts too much pressure on your skin and can block pores thus trapping in bacteria and encouraging acne growth. This position can also cause puffy eyes and eye bags. Another poor sleeping position is lying on your side. Continuously sleeping on your side can flatten your cheekbones and give way to wrinkles on that side of the face. If you apply skin care products before bed, these products may rub off onto the pillow and not get absorbed by the skin. Experts suggest that the best sleeping position is on your back, with your head supported by a pillow. Sleeping on your back is thought to be beneficial as it helps with fluid drainage, lessens puffiness and reduces tension headaches. It also prevents any friction against your skin caused by your pillowcase. 

In addition to choosing the most beneficial sleeping position for your skin, another way to wake up with glowing skin is to consistently utilize a skincare routine right before bed. Here at Laser Touch Medical Clinic we offer a range of skincare products, including our PM Retinol Renewal serum. This patented Retinoid Complex is formulated with Vitamins C and E to maximize the effectiveness of Retinol’s anti-aging benefits. It dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, as well as brightens the skin. Another great addition to your night time routine is our signature Ageless Peptide Treatment Cream, a moisturizer rich not only in ceramides, but also in peptides and Vitamin E. These skin-restoring agents are formulated to fight against signs of aging and hydrate dry skin, restoring a youthful healthy glow. 

Dr. Kamran Hakimian and the knowledgeable staff at Laser Touch Medical Clinic will be happy to discuss any of our products, as well as any of our facial procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.

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