We've all looked in the mirror in the morning after a late night and seen the effect it has on our skin. As I gazed into the mirror with disappointment this morning I was intrigued to find out what actually causes those sagging eyelids and dark circles after a restless night.
While we are asleep, our body is working hard and our human growth hormone production increases. Our normal release of this hormone is important in healing cells and tissues throughout our body, including our skin. Not getting enough sleep reduces that crucial repair time and affects our skin.
Our fine lines become more defined, dark circles appear and our complexion turns pale, dull and saggy. Lack of sleep decreases the ability of the stratum corneum otherwise known as our skin barrier which is the outer layer of our skin to recuperate the daily damage it endures.
To improve our skin's ability to recover overnight we must ensure we complete our night time beauty routines of cleansing, moisturising and use an intense serum to assist our cells to rejuvenate from the days activities. If you haven't tried our super rich ACE Serum then add it to your bed time ritual!