As you age, even a night of insufficient sleep shows on your skin, which sags, bags, and dulls. Insomnia, according to the Telegraph, can make a person look ten years older because of stress-induced changes in facial tissue. The term “beauty sleep” is more than an expression.
Of course, everyone looks better after a good night’s sleep but this observation is backed by science. As the body settles into the deepest stage of rest, growth hormones peak and stimulate cell and tissue repair. Without enough deep sleep, the repair process of your skin will be slowed, resulting in ageing.
Sleep deprivation can cause skin damage at a number of levels. It can raise the cortisol levels hence it can worsen inflammatory conditions. Poor collagen formation also takes place with sleep deprivation leading to skin ageing.
In addition there is increased oxidative stress at cellular level and the accumulation of the ‘oxidative stress’ can lead to poor skin quality and premature ageing with poor quality skin. Poor lymphatic drainage and fluid accumulation leads to puffy eyes or the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.
If you’re looking for a detox serum for tired and devitalised skin, Gatineau Renew 7 Detox Purifying Serum Renewed Skin Appearance might well be just the ticket – together with some more sleep, of course.
An intensely purifying treatment for the skin, our Renew 7 Detox clears out cell damaging toxins and renews the complexion in just 7 days. Perfect for tired and devitalised skin, this intensive treatment boosts your skin’s natural detoxifying action. Enriched with Anti-oxidants, it regenerates cells and restores radiance. After just a week of application, your skin is flushed of toxins and left deeply cleansed.
Suits all ages and all toxins are flushed from the skin leaving it clear, bright and healthy.
Gently massage into the skin using 4-5 pumps morning and evening for 7 days. Apply to cleansed face, neck and décolleté, avoiding the eye area. Use before your moisturiser and instead of your usual serum. Repeat treatment 3-4 times a year with a minimum of 4 weeks between each course.
AHAs: Eliminate impurities.
Vitamin C: Brightens the skin.
Peptides: Rejuvenate the skin.
Pearl Extract: For a youthful glow.