Why sleep is the best medicine for problem skin

01 July 2014

Have you ever wondered why sleep and rest are often prescribed by Doctors? Itís because when you sleep, your body gets the chance to repair and mend itself. If youíve been struggling to sleep recently or youíve not been getting enough sleep because of other commitments, the likelihood is that it can be seen on your face in the form of problem skin. The good news for those with problematic skin is that a good nightís sleep can work wonders. Here are the skin problems which can be resolved with sufficient sleep. Acne: Skipping sleep increases the amount of stress on your body. When weíre stressed, our bodies produce a hormone called cortisol, which is linked to Acne. So forgo stressing about your spots in favour of an early night. Wrinkles: Cortisol is also known for increasing skin cell deterioration. Without the required eight hoursí sleep each night, your skin will not have the chance to undergo the cell-renewal process, which is vital if you want to stave off those wrinkles. Itís for this reason that many experts recommend using Anti-Ageing skincare products at night time. Donít forget to sleep with your head facing upwards too, as burying your head in the pillow can also contribute to the early onset of wrinkles. Uneven Skin Tone: Do you notice a difference in the appearance of your skin the morning after a sleepless night? For many, an uneven complexion is a sure sign of little sleep. Resting for longer allows our heart rate and blood flow to equilibrate, giving you a healthy glow. How many hoursí sleep do you average each night? Send us a tweet with the changes you notice in your skin when your sleep has suffered.