Articles on: Anti-Aging

Can sleep affect skin aging?

Chronic poor sleep quality is associated with increased signs of intrinsic aging, diminished skin barrier function and lower satisfaction with appearance.

Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin aging. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin's ability to recover after sun exposure. - Dr. Baron, Director of the Skin Study Center at UH Case Medical Center and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

What can I do to help my sleep?

Prioritize rest by establishing a consistent bedtime routine. Commit to hitting the hay at a set time, such as 10 p.m., every night.

Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly to support overall well-being.

Refrain from excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption before bedtime to promote restful sleep.

Keep a refreshing glass of water by your bedside to stay hydrated throughout the night.

Leave electronic devices out of the bedroom to minimize distractions and promote better sleep quality.

Invest in quality, high-thread-count sheets for enhanced comfort during sleep.

Elevate your head with an additional pillow or bed wedge to reduce snoring, acid reflux, and nasal drip, improving sleep quality and skin appearance.

Before bedtime, cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser to remove oils, dirt, and makeup residue, allowing your skin to breathe freely while you sleep.

Apply a suitable moisturizer approximately 15 minutes before bedtime to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.

Updated on: 23/05/2024

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