Beauty sleep isn't just a term we've coined as an excuse to go to bed early on a Saturday night, or just a celebrity claim to looking youthful - it's actually a genuine thing.
Studies show sleep deprivation can have a significantly negative effect the on skin. It was found that poor quality sleepers showed increased signs of intrinsic skin aging including fine lines, uneven skin tone (including pigmentation) and reduced elasticity. They also recover much slower after skin barrier disruption.
If you've had a few nights of poor sleep, you're a parent of young children, work night shift or you just generally aren't a good sleeper, you may notice the effects of a lack of deep sleep in your own complexion. Dullness? Signs of fatigue around the eyes? General puffiness, perhaps?
While I'm not qualified to prescribe sleeping aids, I am qualified to talk about sleeping masks - which, if you're wanting to wake up looking glowy and rejuvenated, may just be the answer.