A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words
We get that reading about how sleep deprivation affects the speed at which skin ages may seem a bit abstract which is why we’ve developed our beauty sleep expert app.
To see an illustration of how disrupted sleep may affect your skin’s ageing, simply upload your picture and we’ll show a projection how you could look in the next five years both with and without sleep.
The Signs of Fatigue
Seen within 24hrs of sleep deprivation, one of the greatest factors contributing towards skin ageing in the sleep deprived is that poor sleepers experience significantly higher levels of Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
The natural balance of water evaporation through the dermal layers can become un-balanced by a break down in the skin’s barrier function through sleep deprivation and can kick start a number or unwanted skin conditions from morning redness and sensitivity right through to definition of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin moisturisation at night is therefore integral to slowing down these ageing effects.
Dark circles are often the most prominently reported signs of disrupted sleep and while the prominence of this characteristic can be to a certain extent hereditary, the increase in build-up of toxins due to the breakdown of natural systems that aid detox-ification and renewal caused by poor quality sleep intensifies the problem. Topical application of detoxifying ingredients in the evening is recommended.