Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to skin health; not getting enough sleep actually ages your skin. A lack of sleep causes puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, visible dryness and increased wrinkling. Poor sleep also increases the likelihood of acne breakouts and the severity of immune-related skin disorders, like psoriasis and eczema.
It’s not just the amount of sleep that can affect skin health, but the quality also plays a role. While you sleep, your skin renews itself and collagen production is accelerated (more collagen = firmer skin and fewer wrinkles). If the body doesn’t go into this repair mode, damaged cells accumulate, causing skin to age faster.
PCA SKIN® professionals say you should aim for six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a night to allow the body to properly renew itself. The well-rested not only feel better, but preserve their youthful glow longer!