Clear Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Skin Aging

February 24, 2017
Volume 5    |   Issue 8

Sometimes it may seem like having great skin is cost-prohibitive. There are plenty of fancy doctor-administered treatments that can go a long way toward removing wrinkles and spots and tightening up sagging skin. While they’re often effective, they can come with a high price tag.

Even everyday products can be more expensive if you choose research-backed natural products made without harmful chemicals. Nevertheless, these costs can add up. That’s why I’m excited to share with you something you can add to your skin-care regimen that will make a big difference. And it’s absolutely free.

This research was presented at the International Investigative Dermatology Meeting in Scotland. The researchers showed that doing this one simple free thing can help you show fewer signs of skin aging and recover more quickly from environmental stressors, including sun damage. No, it’s not just staying inside. That will help you decrease your sun exposure, but having great skin isn’t worth becoming a hermit!

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Believe it or not, all you have to do to get these great skin benefits is sleep! You’ve probably been told before how important sleep is to your health. It can decrease your risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and immune deficiency. But until this study, researchers didn’t know if sleep made a difference in skin function.

It turns out, it does. For this study, the researchers evaluated the skin and the sleep habits of 60 premenopausal women between the ages of 30 and 49. Half of them suffered from poor quality sleep, according to their reports of how much sleep they got and their answers on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index questionnaire. The researchers evaluated the participants’ skin using the SCINEXA skin aging system and found that the women who had poor sleep had older-looking skin, evidenced by fine lines, uneven pigmentation, looser skin, and a reduction in skin elasticity. The higher the SCINEXA score, the more aged the skin appears. And the women with poor-quality sleep averaged a score of 4.4, compared to just 2.2 for those who got good sleep.

The women who slept well were also better able to recover from skin stressors, such as sunburns and a transepidermal water loss test. Their response to a skin barrier stressor was 30% better than that of the poor sleepers, indicating that their skin could repair damage more quickly. Sleep isn’t a substitute for using good-quality products and defending your skin from damage. But it’s an important piece of the puzzle. So if you have a night cream that you’ve invested in thanks to its high-quality ingredients, make sure that you’re putting it on and turning in for the night early enough! If you’re having trouble sleeping, try Pure Sleep or a melatonin supplement, which can help you sleep naturally and wake up refreshed.

To your health, naturally,

 







Source:

http://www.uhhospitals.org/about/media-news-room/current-news/2013/07/estee-lauder-clinical-trial-finds-link-between-sleep-deprivation-and-skin-aging