I've been mulling over a long list of tips to give you to ensure that 2011 is your most beautiful year ever. And while I have tons of great beauty and wellness advice for you to incorporate, there is one universal suggestion that really stands out for everyone: get your beauty sleep!
A recent study from Sweden's Karolinska Institute shows that you are measurably more attractive after a full 8 hours of sleep, compared to just 5.
"Our findings show that sleep-deprived people appear less healthy, less attractive and more tired compared with when they are well rested," wrote the researchers. "This suggests that humans are sensitive to sleep-related facial cues."
The best part is that you can start seeing the difference as soon as tomorrow. Still skeptical? Try it for yourself tonight. Get adequate, restful sleep and check out your appearance in the morning.
Sleep will also reduce your stress levels, lowering inflammation, and will help to maintain balanced levels of the hormone leptin, which controls your satisfaction after eating. So shut off the television early, take a relaxing bath, brew a cup of bedtime tea and snuggle up tonight to look your best tomorrow!