How To Have Acne-Free Skin With Better Sleep

As we discovered in the earlier post, a lack of sleep can cause acne. Therefore, one of the cheapest way to treat your acne is to get a good night’s sleep.

Twenty Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep To Control Acne

  1. Go to bed at the same time most evenings. Establishing a routine helps your body get used to a regular sleep pattern.
  2. Set aside a wind-down period to prepare for bed. During your wind-down period, you can cleanse your face properly before applying a moisturizer.
  3. Lie on your back to keep your face off the bedlinen. This helps prevent the bedlinen from irritating your skin and minimize acne breakouts on your face.  
  4. Avoid eating or drinking too late. Eating a late meal will make you feel full and heavy. Night time is the period of restoration for the body. Letting your body recover without adding to your body’s workload will benefit your overall health.
  5. Avoid caffeine and dairy products before sleeping. If you had taken alcohol at night, do drink plenty of water to prevent becoming dehydrated.
  6. Do not put a television set in your bedroom. Overstimulating the mind before bedtime can keep you awake.
  7. Exercise in fresh air for at least 30 minutes each day. Do not exercise too late at night either as this can also keep you awake.
  8. Make sure your bedroom is well ventilated and not too hot.
  9. Make sure your bed is comfortable to help you relax and sleep better.
  10. If you are stressed, give yourself time to relax before going to bed. Try yoga or meditation or deep breathing. Even listening to a relaxation tape will help you soothe your mind.
  11. If you take a nap in the day, keep it short. 45 minutes to an hour is enough.
  12. Keep your room dark. Early morning light flooding in through the windows will disturb your sleep.
  13. Try not to think about work, examinations or relationship problems just before bedtime. Have a pen and notepad at the side of your bed to write down anything that is troubling you. This way, you will not let your thoughts keep you awake all night.
  14. Lavendar oil is good for relaxation. Put a few drops on your pillow or burn some in your bedroom before you go to bed. Be sure to blow out the candle before you sleep.
  15. Do not leave any work-related objects in your bedroom. Switch off all electrical appliances including your computer.
  16. Take a warm bath – not too hot, or the increase in body temperature will keep you awake. Add a few drops of chamomile to your bathwater.
  17. If you aren’t sleepy, read for a little while before trying to sleep again.
  18. Nicotine is a stimulant. Don’t smoke at night, particularly before bedtime.  
  19. Drink chamomile tea before bedtime.
  20. Get up at the same time every morning, even if you feel tired.
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