Sleep is vital for a person. Sleep deprivation in just a few days can lead to irreversible consequences in the body and destroy a person in the same way as the lack of food and water. But first, the poor man, who has not had enough sleep, will go crazy. And even earlier — it will look like a character in a horror movie — with black spots around wandering eyes, with faded, flabby skin, and striving to drain from the face somewhere in the area of the collarbones.
Almost everyone knows that you need to sleep at least 7–8 hours a day, because this is necessary for maintaining health and normal functioning of the body. Worse, not everyone follows this rule.
Healthyinfo explains why sleep is important not only for health, but also for beauty.
Sleep restores skin elasticity and inhibits the formation of wrinkles.
And not just physical strength. During sleep, collagen is produced in the skin, and elasticity depends on it. Both the contour of the face and the rate of wrinkle formation depend on the amount of collagen. But this only happens when a person sleeps long enough — at least 7 hours every night. If you sleep at least two hours less, the result of lack of sleep will be in the most literal sense “obvious” — that is, it will appear on the skin of the face in the form of an earthy color, dryness, puffiness and the appearance of fine wrinkles.
During sleep, the blood supply to the scalp and face improves.
And with increased blood flow, the skin receives more nutrition, straightens out and begins to literally glow. A gentle blush happens only to those who get enough sleep.
Lack of sleep leads to another unpleasant effect, in addition to pale, sagging skin: bags under the eyes. Sometimes, for a particularly expressive effect, the bags acquire a bluish or gray color, making a “panda-man” out of a sleepy subject. And sometimes a “raccoon man.” True, without the cute fluffiness of these cute animals.
Because from lack of sleep, you can also lose “fluffiness”, since it is quite likely that there will be an exodus of hair from the head. When a person sleeps too little, the skin of the scalp also does not receive enough nutrition, the hair follicles located in it weaken and can completely “hibernate”.
Another factor in the negative impact on the condition of the hair is stress from lack of sleep. The level of cortisol in the body rises, and this also has a bad effect on the hair. This is due to the fact that from stress, the capillaries that supply blood to the scalp and hair follicles narrow. Naturally, this reduces the blood supply and impairs the nutrition of the hair follicles. As a result, follicles that could still function for a long time suddenly stop, freeze, and the hair that grew from them falls out.
This does not happen immediately, sometimes the effect of lack of sleep accumulates over several months. Sometimes even short-term, but severe stress caused by fatigue and lack of sleep can cause hair loss.
Sleep deprivation makes your face look dull and gloomy
A person who sleeps too little tends to frown more often, wrinkle his forehead, and the corners of his lips fall down. All this creates the impression of an unkind and unhealthy person, what kind of beauty can we talk about with such a face? … When black circles on a pale face successfully emphasize red swollen eyes, lips are compressed into a thread, and the forehead is mournfully frowned, this can only be in demand on the set of a film horror about vampires or zombies. And then, if the director does not decide that it looks too naturalistic.
There was, of course, a time when pale translucent ladies, with tragically lowered corners of the lips and exquisite blue around sunken eyes, were considered the ideal of beauty. The fashion for thinness is long gone. Today, strong, healthy, cheerful people are at the peak of attractiveness. With smooth skin, white teeth and generous smiles.
If someone knows the secret of how to maintain such a look and mood during chronic sleep deprivation — write to us, we also want to know. So far, only the old-fashioned way to look good and feel good is well known: get enough sleep.
During sleep, the skin absorbs nutrients from skin care products better.
The best effect can be obtained if, before going to bed, it is good to clean the skin of the face and hands from daytime dust, and apply a special night cream with the effect of moisturizing and restoring it. More intense blood flow will allow the components of the cream to be successfully absorbed and maximize the hydration and restoration of the skin.
Sleep deprivation increases the risk of obesity
This is due to the fact that the hormonal balance is disturbed: the level of the hormone ghrelin, responsible for the onset of hunger, increases, and the level of its antagonist leptin, on which the feeling of fullness depends, decreases. Even a slight lack of sleep can affect the imbalance of this natural mechanism of appetite regulation, and if it becomes regular, excess weight cannot be avoided.
You can convince yourself as much as you like that “there should be many good people,” but the truth is that it’s better for a good person to be not so much big as healthy and beautiful.
The first step to losing weight, health and beauty is the normalization of sleep.
Doris Day, dermatologist
The first thing that a person who sleeps little loses is complexion. The first thing that gets — circles under the eyes and a tired, dull expression. And we still consider beautiful and attractive something completely different: everyone likes first of all those who smile cheerfully and look fresh and healthy.
For a normal rest, not only the duration of sleep is important, but also other factors, including the temperature and humidity of the air in the room, the right pillow, and even the pleasant texture of the bed linen.
Sleep in a room that is not too hot and well ventilated. Better — with a natural influx of fresh air. If the room is heated in the cold season, it is important to monitor the level of humidity. If the moisture is less than 50%, you should find a way to increase this figure, otherwise the skin will dry out overnight and lose its freshness.
To reduce swelling, try not to drink too much water before bed, and also slightly raise the head of the bed. Sometimes persistent swelling around the eyes can be a symptom of an illness. If they do not go away even with a normal sleep pattern, you should consult a doctor and conduct an examination of the body.