How Does Sleep Affect Your Face?

Monday August 7, 2017 at 12:46pm

1.    You age faster

A study done by UCLA researchers discovered that just a single night of insufficient sleep can make an older adults’ cells age quicker. Aging evidence included reduced skin elasticity and fine lines.  

2.    Your eyes get puffy

In the eye area, the skin has much less fat so any water retention is much more apparent. Without slumber, the excessive fluid gathered in the eye area isn’t transported to the bladder and so the eyes get puffy.  

3. You gain weight

One study presented at this year’s Endocrine Society national meeting suggests that getting just 30 fewer minutes sleep than you should per weekday can increase your risk of obesity and diabetes  

4. Your mouth droops, making you look sad

Sleep deprivation may lead you to develop droopy frowns, which could be interpreted as a sign of sadness and mental fatigue.  

5. Your hair may thin

Chronic sleep deprivation disrupts our bodies’ physiologic functions and may lead to hair loss. Indeed, chronic sleep deprivation can result in increased cortisol levels and reduced collagen production and elasticity.  

6. Your skin breaks out.

When you don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis, your stress levels rise — and higher levels of stress can trigger acne flare-ups. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. This leads to a whole inflammatory cascade, leading to more acne. There might be skincare products to fight acne, but the best prevention and cure may simply be more sleep.  

7. Your rashes last longer

Chronic sleep deprivation weakens your immune system. When it comes to our outer appearances, this can lead to a host of skin-related problems, including rashes and infections. There are many reasons why this happens, but one is that a lack of sleep interferes with our body’s ability to repair itself.  

8. You get bags under your eyes

Lack of blood flow to the skin also leave your complexion looking dull and accentuates dark circles under the eyes. 


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