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Video: How Lack Of Sleep Triggers Aging
During sleep in our body, and in the skin in particular, detoxification processes are activated. Cells regenerate and tissues eliminate damaged molecules. If these damaged molecules accumulate inside the tissues (and this is what happens with constant lack of sleep), they trigger inflammation and provoke premature skin aging. Sleep deficiency also slows down the production of growth hormone. This, in turn, leads to a decrease in the protective properties of the body, deterioration of the skin's immunity and an increase in its sensitivity to ultraviolet light.
How to get sleep better?
To sleep more deeply and longer, experts unanimously advise to put smartphones away. We are accustomed to, already lying in bed, watching the feed on social networks and reading the news. This not only shortens sleep time and negatively affects the nervous system, but is also detrimental to the skin. Smartphones emit blue light, similar in effect to type A ultraviolet rays. It can reach deep layers of the skin and cause cell mutation.
Sound sleep and recovery of the body depends on the "sleep hormone" - melatonin. It is produced in the dark, so leave minimal lighting in the bedroom a couple of hours before bedtime and put gadgets away. Try to improve your sleep patterns: go to bed and wake up at the same time (even on weekends). This will help you get better sleep and normalize your circadian rhythms.
What to do if sleep is still not enough?
None of the cosmetic components can replace good sleep, however, depending on the condition and needs of the skin, we can maximize its condition. Supplement your daily care with retinol, vitamins C, E, K, peptides and hyaluronic acid. The latter provides hydration, and this is important: the enzymes of our skin cannot function normally if the moisture level in the cells is insufficient.
Pay attention to products with spirulina - thanks to the high level of amino acids, peptides, vitamins and minerals, it literally awakens the skin and returns it to a healthy glow. Betaine, which maintains moisture balance, and vitamin PP should also be added to the list. This ingredient improves microcirculation in the skin, helps to even out its tone and smooth the relief. When it comes to caring for the skin around the eyes, be sure to use fluids and patches with drainage components - caffeine and escin.