Did you know that poor sleep can negatively impact the way your skin looks? Most adults should be getting a full seven to nine hours of sleep, and when sticking to that regime, skin can look bright and youthful. However, a lack of sleep can leave your skin dull with infamous “under-eye baggage.”
Sleep allows our skin the time it needs to recover from any damage or present inflammation. A lack of sleep can interfere with healing and end up causing breakouts. It can also lose water, decreasing its function to act as a barrier. A lack of water in the skin can also lead to excessive dryness, which leaves your skin prone to aging.
A lack of sleep may also cause a decrease in thickness, losing valuable collagen and elastic tissue, greatly increasing your chances for wrinkles. Chronic poor sleep can overall make your skin appear older than it is. It increases fine lines and causes the skin to loosen up.
A good sleep regime is one of the most important ways to keep your skin healthy, firm, and youthful-looking. Aim for a solid night of rest every night. Staying on a consistent sleep schedule is one of the best ways to ensure you get that seven to nine hours of sleep.