Poor Sleep can age your Skin

At Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, we want you to enjoy not only the confidence of beauty, but also optimum health and wellness. A new study funded by Estee Lauder says that poor sleep quality is directly linked to your skin’s ability to repair itself, which can affect the appearance and youthfulness of your face. If you have trouble sleeping – which many of us do – then you know how it affects your psychological wellbeing. This study looks more closely at how poor sleep quality can affect the way you look.

Consider some of the findings in the study:

Increased signs of aging: Lack of sleep resulted in more fine lines, uneven pigmentation and increased skin sagginess.

Ability to recover from sunburn: The skin of the sleep-deprived women seemed to have a harder time resolving inflammation caused by sun exposure. These women remained red for 72 hours after sun exposure, whereas the well-rested women had skin that recovered faster.

Retention of moisture: Staying hydrated is good for your body and good for the healthy appearance of your skin. The poor sleepers were less able to retain water than the good sleepers, so their skin was less effective in healing itself.

Work with your doctor to find out if there are ways to improve your sleep. Sometimes simple changes like increasing your physical activity or avoiding caffeine before bed can improve your sleep.

If you want to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of your skin, then you should consider facial plastic surgery or any of our non-surgical treatments. We’ll help you decide if one of these treatments is the right way to restore your confidence in your skin.

If you are interested in rejuvenating your facial appearance and are curious about your cosmetic surgical and non-surgical options, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with our greater San Francisco cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck. 


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