Beauty sleep is not just a saying.
Our bodies produce Cortisol, a stress hormone, and when we're deprived of sleep, our bodies produce more of it. If the levels of this hormone are too high, our body responds by becoming, well, stressed. The quality of your skin is then of course at risk.
Conditions such as dermatitis and eczema can be very itchy and cause you to scratch, even through the night. That scratching can then cause you to miss out on the vital sleep you need to keep those cortisol levels at bay.
So, if you're not getting the recommended 8 hours, the stress hormone is increased and can in turn, increase the severity of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or psoriasis, leading to more itching and more disrupted sleep. As this continues, skin conditions and sleep quality can worsen together.
But they can also get better together too. A good night's sleep will help to clear your skin allowing sleep to improve and in turn, improve your skins health.
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