Did you know? Melatonin and beautiful skin go hand-in-hand. After all, they don't call it 'beauty sleep' for nothing!
Allow me to explain. Travel back in time with me to a not-so-distant past in which electric lights, TVs, and the Internet were not a part of regular daily life. Transport yourself even further back to a place in history where most people on earth farmed the land for sustenance. You’ll find that sleep patterns were drastically different than they are today.
At night, the body produces a hormone called melatonin to help you fall asleep. The body senses that it’s time to produce melatonin when it gets dark. Unfortunately, bright indoor lighting, television glare, and computer screens give the body the false impression that it’s still day. But no worries! Just because you don’t necessarily need to be up early to milk the cows doesn’t mean that you can’t also benefit from your body’s natural sleep rhythms. It’s important to limit your internet and television time at night. Personally, I like to read by a dim light while sipping on a favorite (decaffeinated) tea. I turn off all the lights in my house that I don’t really need to have on. At the very least, set a TV/Internet curfew and stick to it. Sunday night is my favorite time to reset my sleep schedule; since most of us deviate from our normal sleep patterns on the weekends, using your body’s natural resources to fall asleep can be incredibly helpful—to both your sleep schedule AND your skin.
Are you getting enough sleep? Do you find that your skin looks better when you do?