Nowadays, more and more people are suffering under lack of sleep. The consequences of sleep disturbances on our health are severe. Besides an increased infarction risk the probability of diabetes and immune deficiency increase as well. And, it is having a negative effect on the regeneration, repair- and self-healing-power of our facial skin, too.
Not only several studies proof that lack of sleep is having a negative effect on the quality of our skin, a lasting lack of sleep is visible. The skin is pale and “lifeless”, more wrinkles appear. Swollen eyes and dark circles under the eyes indicate bad or too short sleep. Elasticity and resistance of the skin clearly decrease, the aging process increases. Due to lack of sleep, more and more cortisol is produced which in turn leads to a reduction of collagen. When there is an overproduction of cortisol, the skin appears irritated, tired and sagging. Thus, it becomes thinner and produces even more wrinkles. Cortisol is also enhancing fat production of the skin which may lead to an undesired blockage of skin pores and may trigger inflammation processes. Skin irritations, itching and sleep disturbances are the consequences.
Anxiety disorders and discomfort are also negatively affecting our skin. Premature skin ageing and damages in the skin tissue are consequences of chronical lack of sleep.
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