Sleep – It’s good for your skin

By Cheryl Lohman

We hear a lot about how important sleep is for general health, weight loss, etc. Did you know good sleep is also important for healthy, vibrant, youthful skin?

There can be several causes for sleep loss. An over-busy life with little time for sleep, interruptions during sleep, and exposure to the blue light from the screens of cell phones, laptops, computers, etc. Artificial light can prevent our bodies natural release of melatonin, a hormone that induces sleepiness.

One of the reasons why sleep is so important for your skin is that during sleep your skin is repairing and replenishing. Cell regeneration increases including the production of collagen – one of the building structures of the skin that discourages aging.

Even if you do not have sleep issues, cleanse your skin thoroughly before bedtime. You may be thinking… I’m too tired to take my makeup off and I just want to flop into bed. You may want to reconsider. At night, if your skin is clean you can take advantage of your skins regeneration versus the skin needing to overcome the day’s dirt. Clean skin absorbs nourishing ingredients better.

There is a way you can sleep with your makeup on and feel good about it. Permanent Makeup for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color will not rub off of a pillow and simplifies your bedtime routine. Then all you have to remove is the foundation… simple!

5 Tips for Better Sleep

1. Go to bed at the same time every night.

2. Turn off the computers, phones, TVs at least an hour or two before bedtime.

3. Avoid caffeine and sugary treats after 7pm

4. Eat a lighter dinner. It requires less digestion making sleep easier.

5. Drink warm caffeine free herbal tea or take a warm bath before bedtime.

If you’d like to explore the possibility of permanent makeup, it is essential to have a consultation with a highly trained and qualified artist. This is not a service you want to bargain shop for and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Today, most professional permanent cosmetic artists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. After permanent makeup — you’ll be among those who enjoy a simplified beauty routine.

Cheryl Lohman of Image by Design is a Licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist and is a Lifetime Member in the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and Associated Skin Care Professionals. For more information you can reach her at 541-740-1639 or visit her website at

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