Your skin is often the first thing that people notice about you. It is the largest organ on your body after all. If you take care of it, it will glow and look healthy. Even if you wash your face and moisturize properly, your skin can still suffer. How? By not getting a good night’s sleep.
Sleep is extremely important to your body for many reasons, one of those being the health of your skin. Estee Lauder commissioned a study that was researched by University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Ohio. They looked at the skin of 60 different people and took note of all of their sleeping habits. They tested their skin for different signs of aging during the research. From this research they found out that people who toss and turn while they are sleeping were more likely to have not only wrinkles in their sheets, but in their skin too! They also had reduced elasticity and uneven skin tones. Another finding from the study was that people who got enough sleep had 30% less redness in their face.
So how is sleep so important to skin? When you don’t get enough sleep your cells don’t get a chance to function as well as they normally do. This can lead to slowed repair of damaged cells on your skin. Acne appears to be worse because there is so much redness and the skin has a harder time repairing the damage left by pimples.
Try to get as much sleep as you can to meet the recommended daily requirement of at least eight hours. Your metabolism and your skin will thank you for it and you will look and feel great.