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A disturbed night's sleep and the effects on your skin

The term beauty sleep didn't just come out of thin air. Sufficient sleep or a lack of sleep has a major effect on your health and the visible state of your skin. Too little sleep results not only in puffiness but also in other skin problems. However, bags under the eyes are a demonstrable symptom of too little REM sleep. Not only do unhealthy food and exposure to the sun have a dramatic impact on the skin, so does sleep. Adults should rest for seven to nine hours each night. When we sleep, our whole body rests, including our skin. If we don't get enough rest, our skin cannot properly repair itself from damage and inflammation. Sleep deprivation can interfere with wound healing, promote inflammation in the skin and even lead to acne.

What is sleep deprivation?

Missing one or two hours of sleep may not seem so bad. But it can negatively affect a person's mood, energy level, and ability to perform complex tasks. In addition, chronic sleep deprivation can increase a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Most adults therefore really need 7 hours of sleep every night. Want to increase your sleep quality? Stop looking at screens just before going to bed, make sure you sleep at a cool temperature, and drink plenty of water.

One can also try using I.D. Swiss Botanicals Deep Sleep CBD elixir to help to get that good night’s sleep.

The elasticity of your skin

The consequences of sleep deprivation on your skin are enormous. Sleeping too little and a drop in collagen often go hand in hand, so you may notice more wrinkles and sagging skin. A reduction in collagen causes deteriorated skin elasticity, making your skin look more wrinkled and flabby. This can make your expression look cranky or frowning.


Breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid

The skin repairs itself at night, producing collagen to make the face look fuller. This natural process is one of the main benefits of sleep for the skin. It is a form of preventive care. If you don't sleep enough, your skin can start to slacken and fine lines become visible due to a lack of volume and elasticity. Without enough sleep, your body also gets chronic stress, which also affects the quality of the collagen in the skin. In addition, lack of sleep can promote inflammation and dysfunction of the skin barrier, leading to a lack of hydration. You can partly compensate for this with a good night cream such as I.D. Swiss botanicals nourishing night cream

Making existing skin conditions worse

The immune system takes a hit if the body doesn't get restorative sleep. This is a common cause of rashes and other skin-related problems such as eczema, dermatitis, and acne.

Pimples, more sensitive skin, more allergic reactions, and irritations

Sleep deprivation affects collagen development, skin hydration, skin texture, and wound healing. Inflammation in the body and skin is higher in sleep-deprived patients, increasing the likelihood of outbreaks of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin allergies. Sleep deprivation can be caused by artificial light, working overtime, sleep disturbances, and your social life. If you didn't get enough sleep the night before, you can often see this reflected the next day in the form of redness, bags, and pimples. Acne can flare up if you don't get enough sleep. In fact, sleep deprivation is considered by dermatologists to be one of the top three triggers for acne, along with stress and sweating. In addition, if your hormones are disrupted by insomnia, it can disrupt the chemical balance in your skin that fights off breakouts. If the pH value in the skin decreases during sleep deprivation, there will be even more imbalanced. The skin is unable to produce the moisture it needs. This causes dryness, tightness, redness, and an uneven, dull complexion.

Weight gain due to little sleep

If you haven't slept well lately, you can easily gain a few pounds. Less than six hours of sleep a night increases your risk of obesity. When you sleep, your body's chemistry changes. The hormones that control hunger become unbalanced. As a result, you often have more appetite the next day. You also become less sensitive to insulin, the chemical that allows you to absorb energy from sugar. After a night of little sleep, many people have a particular craving for carbohydrate-rich, salty and sugary snacks. Your body seems to crave more high-calorie foods when you are tired. This of course allows you to arrive in the long run.

Moisture recovery

You sweat more when you sleep. The hydration of your body is rebalanced and the moisture level is restored. Because of this, sleep acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin, which can help smooth out wrinkles. Dark circles are also a common symptom of sleep deprivation. The blood vessels dilate, leading to dark circles. Deteriorated water balance can also cause dark circles and puffy eyes.

With too little sleep, your cortisol levels also increase. Cortisol causes inflammation, and inflammation breaks down the proteins in the skin that keep the skin glowing and smooth. Moreover, due to fatigue, the blood in your body does not flow efficiently, which normally results in a lack of oxygen in the blood. This lack of oxygen makes your skin look gray, pigmented, or blotchy. A moisturizing ingredient such as hyaluronic acid (present in I.D. Swiss Botanicals deep hydrating Serum) helps.