Today I am going to let you in on one of the biggest secrets to preparing for an incredible session at Belle Boudoir: SLEEP. Getting a solid eight hours every night does more than make you feel rested, it also helps you look better. Literally. Studies have shown that during stages 3 & 4 of the R.E.M. cycle, your body produces more cells, stimulates collagen production, and increases your cell turnover rate. In fact, studies have pointed to 2am being the peak time for division of the bodies cells. Your skin is literally renewing and rejuvenating while you sleep. Getting enough sleep also temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. So the next time you think about skipping your beauty sleep, think again.