In the first study of its kind, physician scientists at University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio have found that the quality of your sleep impacts skin function and skin aging.
The study looked at 60 women between the ages of 30-49 years old, half of whom fell into the category of poor quality sleep. The researchers looked at intrinsic skin aging such as fine lines, uneven pigmentation, skin slackness and reduction of elasticity, as well as skin’s reaction to non-invasive challenges such as UV light exposure and skin barrier disruption.
The researchers found that good quality sleepers recovered more efficiently from skin stressors like sunburn inflammation and transepidermal water loss. Overall, poor sleep quality was shown to accelerate signs of skin aging and weaken the skin’s ability to repair itself.
Insufficient sleep is a worldwide epidemic, yet we are well aware that adults (and children) require a specific amount of sleep for optimal growth and renewal of the body’s immune and physiological systems. Now we know for certain that poor sleep is bad for your skin. They don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing.
“keeping you youthful for years to come”