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What Lack of Sleep is Doing to Your Skin

By October 8, 2014May 9th, 2023Skin Care

It’s been proven that a lack of sleep can alter a person’s mental and physical health in many ways. Sleep has been linked with body mass index, productivity, and a poor quality of skin. By not getting enough sleep, you’re likely to experience a decrease in skin health, which could be related to adult acne. Baton Rouge patients can learn more about treatment plans by consulting a dermatologist at our clinic.

Estee Lauder and the University Hospitals Case Medical Center conducted studies that linked poor skin quality to lack of sleep. By using non-invasive skin tests, the researchers were able to see (with UV lighting and rate of healing) the quality of each person’s skin. Participants who reported having a lower average of sleep per night usually scored lower than the participants who reported longer hours spent asleep.

Poor skin quality can range from signs of premature aging and even to acne. Lack of sleep can increase stress and hormone production, which could lead to outbreaks and worsened acne. Baton Rouge dermatologists at The Dermatology Clinic can determine the possible source of adult acne, including whether or not it is a product of poor sleeping habits.

It can be difficult to change your sleeping habits. Trying economic times have required many people to work more than one job, ultimately sacrificing precious sleep hours in the process. Whenever possible, a person should be catching up on missed sleep to prevent medical problems, including, premature aging and the onset of adult acne. Not only will added sleep hours improve the quality of your skin, but it will also help with hormone balance and metabolic issues.