Without a good night's rest, you not only feel tired, but your skin reveals the secret of a restless night. To feel refreshed in the morning, the recommended hours you catch Z's is about 7 or more. So, how big of a role do your sleep habits play on your skin's overall appearance? Let's dive into the details.
Getting the recommended about of sleep every night plays a big part in the bags under your eyes and the overall look of your skin. But more importantly than a possible day of tired eyes is the long-term effect of lack of sleep.
Lack of sleep causes your skin to age faster than it should. This is because you tend to hold on to more water, which means you wake up looking puffy and with swollen eyes. It also means more wrinkles, finer lines, dryness, and dark circles.
The puffiness, wrinkles, and lines are all due to the fact that while you're sleeping, your body releases a hormone called melatonin. This is the hormone that helps your body to regulate itself during sleep. This includes the growth of new cells, rejuvenating old ones, and repairing damaged ones.
The skin regenerates itself faster during sleep because of this hormone, but if you are not getting enough sleep, it slows down the process, allowing fine lines, dark circles, and pigmentation to appear.
The best way to combat the effects of lack of sleep is by taking care of your skin. Cover those dark circles with some concealer, hydrate that dry skin with a good night cream and wear sunscreen to protect your young cells that are working hard to regenerate.
Moral of the story, getting a good night's sleep is essential for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin. So make sure you are catching the recommended number of zzz's every night. Not only will you feel refreshed when you wake up, but your skin will take a big turn for the better.