The Lazy Woman’s Beauty Secret: Refresh Your Skin While You Sleep

SLEEPING IS ONE of my favorite activities,” said Manhattan dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian, who values it beyond its potential for sweet dreams. “Sleep is vital for skin renewal and repair.” Overnight, our largest organ recovers from damage caused by sun, pollution and LED light; collagen forms at the deepest layers of skin; and skin cells turn over. All that can energize your visage by the time you wake. A 2015 study in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found that adults who got seven to nine hours of sleep had superior moisture retention and “subjectively felt more attractive,” said Dr. Nazarian.

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