How Daylight Savings Can Have An Impact On Our Skin’s Health

I thought this was a very informative article about how losing an hour can affect your skin.

Article highlights –

  • Rest is essential for skin renewal and recovery.
  • Melatonin rises a few hours before bedtime, which helps fights skin damage and environmental factors. It also helps repair skin complexion.
  • Cortisol is a stress hormone that can be caused by lack of sleep. This breaks down skin collagen causing a lack of firmness, elasticity and smoothness.
  • Less sleep leads to premature aging and aggravated skin
  • Important to plan ahead and get the recommended amount of sleep of 6-8 hours
  • Lack of sleep causes dark circles and bags under your eyes
  • It’s best if you can have a ‘normal sleep schedule’
  • Silk pillowcases are beneficial for skin hair as it contains natural proteins and amino acids to prevent aging.
  • Investing in a proper mattress (something we don’t do enough of, guilty myself) such as high density memory foam – they are temperature regulating.
  • 5 hours or less drastically increases your chances for fine lines

Overall, it’s important to transition to daylight savings by preparing to sleep an hour or so earlier so your body and skin can adjust.

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