6 Benefits of Sleep for Your Skin

We’ve all heard the saying, “you have to get your beauty sleep” and turns out, it’s a real thing. We can spend countless hours doing our morning and evening skincare routines, but if we’re neglecting our sleep you won’t receive the results you’ve been looking for. At Neroli Salon & Spa, our estheticians educate each guests on the importance of proper sleep. But keep in mind that the benefit to receiving proper sleep doesn’t just start with having less under eye bags in the morning, it can truly effect all aspect of your mind and body. Let’s review our top six benefits of sleep for your skin!

1. Reduces dark eye circles

The large reason you may be experiencing dark eye circles is because you’re not getting enough sleep. Poor blood circulation occurs with lack of sleep and will all be collected around the eye, thus causing dark circles. Some people naturally have dark circles due to more melanin around their eye area, but this can worsen with less sleep.  

2. Combats pre-mature aging

To prevent pre-mature aging, getting enough sleep is just as important as applying sunscreen daily since they both work to combat wrinkles or sagging of the skin. While we sleep, our skin creates new collagen (the most abundant protein in your skin), which reduces wrinkles and roughness of the skin. To diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend using Ultraceuticals Ultra A Perfecting Eye Cream along with getting plenty of sleep. 

3. Rebalances hydration

A lack of sleep can cause your eyes to become puffy because your skin isn’t removing enough excess water, which generally happens while we sleep. Since the skin recovers moisture and balances hydration when we sleep, it can appear extremely dehydrated if you don’t sleep enough. If you think the skin around your eye isn’t receiving enough moisture, we recommend improving your sleep schedule in combination with using Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturiser Eye Cream

4. Controls stress hormones

If you lack sleep, your stress hormones will increase, leading to your skin becoming more inflamed which – you guessed it – is a major cause of acne. Not only can an increase in stress hormones cause acne but it can also increase cortisol (hormone) levels which can lead to hair loss. Check out our blog for tips to grow out your hair if you are experiencing this.  

girl sleeping with sleep mask
girl applying eye cream

5. Glowing complexion

You will wake up with a beautiful healthy glow every morning when your body receives enough sleep. This is because blood flow to the skin is boosted during our sleep. To enhance your skins complexion, we suggest using Ultraceuticals Ultra Energising Mask.  

Pro tip: Exercise regularly to improve blood circulation and increase your skins complexion.

6. Beauty products will apply better to your skin

Your skin not only repairs itself at night, but blood circulation improves while you are sleeping as well. With this, you might visibly notice how well your beauty products start applying to your skin once your body receives enough sleep.  


The amount of sleep you need changes throughout your life so we’re sharing with you the recommended healthy amount of sleep per day for all ages.

  • Newborn 0-3 months: 14-17 hours 
  • Infant 4-11 months: 12-15 hours 
  • Toddler 1-2 years: 11-14 hours 
  • Preschool 3-5 years: 10-13 hours 
  • School age 6-13 years: 9-11 hours 
  • Teenager 14-17 years: 8-10 hours 
  • Young Adult and Adult 18-64 years: 7-9 hours 
  • Older Adult >64 years: 7-8 hours 


Beauty sleep is real. With enough sleep it can improve the overall appearance of your skin making you look younger and more awake – all things we all want! Go enjoy your glowing skin that something as simple as sleep can bring. 

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