Not getting enough sleep actually ages your skin
December 06, 2018
Your nighttime zzz's do more than just help rest your mind and body. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to your skin.
Your skin can get stressed out from the daily activities that life brings. Believe it or not, your skin can become tired which causes puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, visible dryness and increased wrinkling. Lack of sleep can remove the elasticity from your skin causing premature aging of the skin due to lack of collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps keep your skin looking young and fresh.
Poor sleep also increases the likelihood of breakouts and the severity of immune-related skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema. Lack of proper skin hydration can also cause these issues. Keep your skin hydrated at night with moisturizers and night masks.
It’s not just the amount of sleep that can affect skin health, but sleep quality also plays a role. While you sleep, your skin renews itself and collagen production is accelerated. If the body doesn’t go into this repair mode, your skin won’t have the ability to recharge and get ready for a new day. You should aim for six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a night to allow the body to properly renew itself.
Making sure that your skin is cleaned and ready to go before bed is also a helpful way to keep your skin looking younger. So, get some sleep. Your mind, body and skin will greatly appreciate it.