The Power of Sleep and Your Skin

We can all attest to how important sleep is. Whether it is how tired you are the next day or throwing off your schedule, missing a few winks can really throw you off. But, what are the health effects of missing sleep? Is your skin going to look just as tired as you are? Here are a few things to keep in mind as we pay homage to National Sleep Awareness Week, which just recently took place.

“A lack in sleep causes your skin to fatigue,” Dr. Miriam Hanson board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas shares, explaining how it can affect your skin as well as your daily functioning. “When missing sleep, you miss a very important timeframe in which your body rejuvenates and replenishes what it has forgone the previous day,” she adds.

This is a true statement, as shown when you don’t fully rest after a tiring day. You become fatigued, stressed more easily, and more likely to touch your face or scratch your skin. These are not the key to successful and radiant skin.

“When those crucial hours of sleep are lost, we don’t allow for our bodies to fully heal,” Dr. Hanson comments. Throughout the night your body produces new skin cells. This time also allows for the rehydration of your skin, as well as a chance for you to rest your mind and start off fresh faced and ready to take on the day. So next time that you think you should pull an all-nighter watching Netflix or studying, take into consideration the effects that it places upon your skin and body.

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Feel free to ask Dr. Hanson of Sanova Dermatology, about any other skin concerns that you might have! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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