Saturday, January 8, 2011

Did you get your beauty sleep?


New research shows that there is scientific evidence behind the notion that we need our beauty sleep.

In a Swedish study published last month in the British Medical Journal, a group of 23 participants, all between the ages of 18 and 31, were photographed twice: once after getting eight hours of sleep and then again when limited to five hours of sleep followed by 31 hours of sleep deprivation. The researchers then asked a group of 65 untrained observers to rate the photographs based on healthiness, attractiveness, and overall tiredness.

"Our findings show that sleep-deprived people are perceived as less attractive, less healthy and more tired compared with when they are well rested," wrote the researchers.

Use your beauty sleep to your best advantage by properly cleansing your face and skin and adding a moisturizer before settling in to bed to hydrate and replenish your skin.

Now, go get some sleep and go from tired to glō-ing!

Pin It button on image hover