Sleep Is Necessary For Beautiful, Healthy Skin
January 17th, 2012
Many experts agree that many young women aren’t sleeping enough and that getting by on too little sleep is only cheating yourself.
If you are one of the many young women, specially in New York City, starting your work day with a double-shot latte to get your day going, doctors have a message for you.
“Consistently skimping on sleep for even a week or two can have the same impact on your mood and performance as missing two full nights of sleep,” says Donna Arand, Ph.D., clinical director of the Sleep Disorder Center at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Sleep affects your mood overall, including feeling anxious, stressed or depressed and it increases by about 14%, according to an Austrian study, for every hour of missed sleep.
Beauty sleep is not just an old wives’ tale. Sleep allows the skin to restore its natural balance and increases the effectiveness of certain skin care ingredients, potentially providing more benefit to your skin.
Lack of sleep makes your eyes look dark and puffy after even a single night of poor sleep, but chronic sleep deprivation is particularly damaging. It leads to a dull, dehydrated complexion and can wreak havoc on skin prone to acne.
This is because higher levels of stress hormones in the body cause increased inflammation within the skin that subsequently leads to an acceleration of aging (wrinkles!) and worsening of acne.
WHAT TO DO:
1) Avoid caffeine before bed 4 to 6 hours before bed time.
2) Limit Alcohol and heavy meals before bed time.
3) Get regular exercise, is great for skin and it relieves stress.
4) Do the Joanna Vargas full body LED Light Bed.
This treatment is extremely relaxing and it energies your cells while taking a power nap for refreshed and rejuvenated skin. This amazing skin care treatment has been dubbed “The Time Machine” by her clients as it reverses the signs of aging and other skincare concerns, it is the best LED light therapy in NYC. The bed includes red and infrared light and both are known for being anti-inflammatory and boosting collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are necessary for youthful, radiant and firmer looking skin.