How Lack Of Sleep Affects Our Skin According To The Experts
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 88% of individuals in the United States have lost sleep due to staying up late to watch many episodes of a TV program or streaming series. If you can't stop watching Netflix and Hulu, consider these visible symptoms that physicians claim they see the most.
"Sleep deprivation causes cortisol levels to rise, which may aggravate inflammatory conditions and result in poor collagen deposition; blood flow to the face increases during sleep, sleep deprivation can cause a gray or ashen look, and eyes can seem puffy and red with dark circles." Sanjay Grover, MD, a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California
"Sleeping habits impact the look of the eyes, especially the lower eyelids." Patients often report their bags are worse when they wake up, " says Sam Speron, MD, FACS, plastic surgeon in Niles, IL.
Lack of sleep causes greater stress, and when stressed, your skin problems like acne, eczema, and psoriasis will get worse. Chronic sleep deprivation may also lead to collagen pathway disruption, faster skin aging, impaired wound healing.
Sleeping is really bad for your body, and even worse for your skin. There’s no reason not to try to get a good night’s sleep. TV shows, movies, social media and devices are not going anywhere. They will still be there for you in the morning.
"Sleep loss is often related to a lack of horizontal posture." This causes water volume redistribution, with the feet and lower extremities swelling and the face losing volume. Because of the retained sebum and volume loss impact, the hair might seem thinner and less volumized. Makeup artists are skilled at reversing it, which Hollywood learned long ago." —Wm. Philip Werschler, MD, a dermatologist in Spokane, WA.