How Sleeping Helps Your Skin

Not only is sleeping beneficial for your general wellbeing, but getting a good night’s rest also has profound benefits for the health of your skin.

Some excellent benefits that sleep provides to your skin include:

  • Skin hydration– During the sleep cycle, liquids are restored to your skin.
  • Inflammation reduction– Inflammatory proteins are more prevalent in people who are sleep-deprived. Getting a good eight hours of sleep helps with skin conditions like psoriasis and
  • Stress relief– Increased cortisol often caused by excessive stress has been linked to the worsening of skin conditions like acne and dermatitis. Take steps to reduce stress and get more sleep if you are only getting 6 or 7 hours a night. Eight or nine is optimal.
  • Collagen count improves – Extra sleep produces more collagen that increases skin elasticity, giving you a healthier glow.
  • Complexion improves– During sleep there is increased blood flow to the skin, which results in healthier, glowing skin.

To get better sleep and even more benefits for your skin, try the following suggestions:

  1. Avoid the blue light of phones and tablets right before you go to sleep
  2. Avoid large meals just before going to bed
  3. Drink plenty of healthy fluids throughout the day
  4. People tend to sleep better in a dark and cool room
  5. Clean sheets and bedding are always advisable

One of the easiest things you can do to improve your skin and overall health is to get more sleep. Lack of sleep is no reason to avoid visiting your dermatologist, and may actually be all the more reason to do so. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acneeczemadandruffhair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.