Sleep helps repair our skin!

Posted March 13th, 2020 by Social Media and filed in Uncategorized

March is national sleep month and beauty sleep is not just a catchy phrase! It has been shown that not getting enough sleep can increase levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Increased levels of cortisol cause more inflammation in the body. More inflammation in the skin can cause the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid which are what gives our skin its elasticity and glow! 

While we sleep our skin’s repairing process occurs and our bodies are working hard to reverse the damage caused by daily pollutants. This process makes anti-inflammatory cytokines during sleep which help heal and repair our skin.  We also release growth hormones during deep sleep. Our growth hormones are like the “Fountain of Youth” hormones; they allow damaged cells to be rejuvenated. Without this, we see early and increased signs of aging. Sleep is crucial in looking young, healthy and refreshed on a daily basis. 

A good way to make sure you get enough sleep every night is to develop a routine.  Do the same things every night around the same time and your body will naturally get used to going to sleep and staying asleep for the recommended 7-9 hours per night.  A good skincare routine is a very important part of this as well. You never want to go to bed without a clean face! Make washing your face and applying your favorite serums and moisturizers a part of this routine every day and you can help your body repair the damage caused during the day.  

As an aesthetic injector I work with my clients to not only help reverse the signs of aging but to also promote a healthy lifestyle.  Curious about what new in the aesthetic world? Call today to schedule your complimentary consultation. 248-524-0620

Kristen Lotz, PA-C 

Michael J. Schenden, MD PC

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