Not getting enough sleep can lead to an increase in cortisol. Cortisol is a well-known stress hormone that can significantly affect your sleep quality. It’s also linked to inflammation, which is bad news for your skin.
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to maintain good skin health.
The relationship between skin health and getting enough sleep can be an ongoing cycle. Some conditions can lead to irritated skin and scratching even when you are asleep. Itching can in turn disrupt sleep, which results in your skin condition and sleep quality worsening. It’s a fact that getting enough sleep (and good quality sleep) can benefit your skin.
Lack of Sleep Can Worsen Existing Skin Conditions
Not getting enough sleep can worsen existing skin conditions by increasing the inflammatory response. As a result, you might experience more acne breakouts, increased skin sensitivity and even more allergic reactions These severe skin conditions mean that your skin needs more attention and can have an impact on self-esteem.
Many people aren’t aware of the fact that during sleep, you sweat more. While you sleep sleeping, your body recovers extra moisture and hydration rebalances. This makes sleep a great natural moisturiser that helps smoothen out wrinkles.
If you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect the moisture levels in your skin and can affect the PH level of your complexion. This imbalance can lead to drier skin as it doesn’t allow it to product enough moisturiser.
Skin’s natural beauty fades
Not getting enough sleep can increase inflammation and breakdown your skin’s natural collagen and hyaluronic acid. These molecules are responsible for your skin’s glow, bounce, hydration and translucency – they’re basically what keeps your skin looking plumped up and younger.
Dark circles can be a tell-tale sign of not getting enough sleep. When you’re not resting enough, your blood vessels can become more dilated. This leads to dark circles and puffiness. A lack of sleep can also lead to water retention that can increase inflammation and puffy eyes.
Immune-related problems worsen
Increased inflammation takes away the ability from your body to regulate the immune system. This not only makes you get sick more often, it can also increase immune-related skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.
Not getting enough sleep accelerates the ageing process
When you are in deep sleep, your growth hormones allow damaged cells to repair. Without the deeper phases of sleep, this is not possible, resulting in the signs of ageing showing more quickly on your skin.
VITYBOX for healthy skin
VITYBOX contains Vitamin E, which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. In simpler terms, this is when the environment around us breaks down the cells in our skin tissue. By protecting these cells, you can help your skin to combat premature ageing, wrinkles and improve texture, tone and the appearance of scars.
As well as keeping your skin healthy, VITYBOX can also help to heal wounds. Boost your skin with VITYBOX.