A good night’s sleep is responsible for promoting the overall health factor. When your body feels sleep deprived, it generates the stress hormone, namely cortisol. High levels of cortisol lead to enhanced stress and inflammation in the body which has an adverse impact on your skin’s quality. However, the interconnection between a healthy skin and sleep deprivation leads to being vicious cycles and leads to conditions such as atopic dermatitis or eczema. This can be an irritant factor and leads to scratching throughout the night.
As per Dr. Jessica Krant (MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor Of Dermatology At Suny Downstate Medical Centre & Founder Of Art And Dermatology In New York) states that lack of sleep causes high levels of stress hormones in the body that further leads to skin inflammation conditions such as acne or psoriasis. The increased itching caused by this disorder can disrupt your sleep. Improvement in your sleep conditions can result in improving your skin condition. By getting a good night’s sleep, you support your skin to clear up which also allows improvement to the skin health. The ill effects of lack of sleep on your skin are as follows:
- Lack of sleep worsens the existing skin condition. It causes inflammation, and this leads to acne breakouts, increased allergic contact dermatitis reactions, and irritant dermatitis. If this condition further worsens you need to start skin care treatment immediately.
- Lack of sleep reduces your skin’s natural beauty. It causes high levels of increased inflammatory cells in the body which leads to the breakdown of the collagen and hyaluronic acid. The molecules make the skin glow, bounce and become translucent.
- Lack of Sleep is responsible for causing immune-related skin problems to get worse. High levels of inflammation in the body make you lose the body’s ability to regulate the immunity levels. This leads to falling sick more often. It also flares the immune-related skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.
- Lack of sleep results to less beauty. As you sleep, the body maintains its hydration levels, and thus the skin restores the moisture. Sleep deprivation does not allow you to retain the water balance and thus leads to puffy eye bags and dark circles.
- Lack of sleep causes acceleration of the aging process. During sleep hours, the skin gives rise to growth hormones which promote repair of the damaged skin cells. By not allowing your body to go through deeper levels of sleep, it leads to small breakdowns to accumulate instead of getting repaired overnight. This leads to various signs of aging appearing on the skin which gets noticed and makes you look older to your age.
- Last but not the least lack of sleep results to weight gain. Good sleep helps with regards to weight management, and this also proves to be helpful to manage a healthy skin. Sleep makes you feel less hungry. As per recent studies, it has been shown that lack of sleep leads to excess snacking and calorie consumption.