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How Lack of Sleep is Affecting your Skin

How Lack of Sleep is Affecting your Skin

While the effect of sleep loss on overall wellbeing, mental alertness and other health problems is well documented did you also know that lack of sleep can have an negative effect on your skin as well?

The quality and quantity of your sleep has a profound impact on our skin.


Here’s how lack of sleep is ruining your skin

  • Insufficient sleep causes our body to release the stress hormone cortisol. Excessive amounts of cortisol causes skin collagen to break down. This makes your skin lose its natural elasticity.
  • Good quality sleep increases the sleep hormone melatonin. Melatonin acts like an anti-oxidant and helps your skin recover from fine lines, age spots etc
  • Lack of sleep can lead to poor water balance and can result in dark circles and under eye puffiness. It is one of the most common symptom of sleeplessness .
  • During deep sleep our body releases growth hormones which allows new cells to replenish and repairs old ones. Without good quality sleep our cells do not get refreshed resulting in early signs of aging.

Tips for better sleep

  1. Avoid heavy meals, caffeine and alcohol at least 2-3 hours before you hit the bed.
  2. Build-up a routine and try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night
  3. Keep up your sleep hygiene to promote  good sleep.
  4. Go out and get moving. Exercising is helpful for a good night rest. However try not to exercise too close to your bed time.
  5. Last and most important is to keep your gadgets away from you as you wind down and head towards your bed time. The blue light emitted by television, ipad and phone screens has been proven to have an aggressive effect on sleep quality.









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