Find out how lack of sleeping wrecks your skin


Web Desk: Not getting enough sleep can ruin your productivity at work and raise your stress levels. No matter how detailed your skincare routine, if you’re not getting enough sleep, it will not do much.

Sleep has a massive impact on your skin, from blemishes to wrinkles. If you’re going late into bed, this can be easily seen on your skin.

Dermatologist says, “Not getting enough sleep definitely takes a toll on the skin. It is crucial for the skin’s health as melatonin (production peak between 2am-4am), plays a key role in rejuvenating skin by stimulating the growth of major skin cells such as Keratinoctyes and fibroblasts.

‘Fibroblasts produce the essential proteins collagen and elastin, which provide structural support for the skin. Melatonin has also been shown to be effective against skin aging.’

‘Human growth hormone or GH is also produced during sleep and hence its name, helps to regenerate and grow healthy cells and that equals healthy strong rested skin.’

Improper sleep will not allow you produce enough essential hormones to keep skin looking glorious. As a result, your skin will not be able to do its essential turnover, meaning spots will last longer, skin will be dryer and wrinkles will settle.

Due to lack of sleep, dark circles around the eyes appeared. That is because lack of sleep tends to cause the blood vessels under the thin skin of the eyes, making it dark and swollen.

Therefore, if you are bothered about your skin, you need to be taking sleep seriously.