Is Sleep Deprivation Contributing to My Aging Effects?
As we get older, the last thing we want to do is contribute to the aging effects on our skin, bodies, and faces. After years of running around rampantly, raising children, sustaining a career, and doing it all with a smile on our faces, the effects can physically take a toll in our presentation. There are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done, which leaves us cutting into our nightly rest as the answer. We go to bed later, wake up earlier, and make sure everything gets crossed off that list.
But, what if you knew that just one night of serious sleep deprivation takes a toll on our skin? There’s a reason the expression “beauty rest” exists, and for the sake of your tender facial skin, you may want to start taking it more seriously.
Sleep deprivation can contribute to medical problems including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and immune deficiency. Estee Lauder conducted a study that found poor sleepers exhibited signs of aging skin, greater noticeability of fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and reduced skin elasticity. Even more shocking, sleep deprived skin was unable to recover from sun and environmental toxins as fast as rested skin.