From a dermatological perspective, what is the connection between sleep and skin health?
There is a reason why they call it Beauty Sleep!
Sleep is essentially your body's own natural healing cycle. For skin, it is during this period of uninterrupted rest that allows for maximum cell renewal, repair and regeneration. This is the main reason why a nighttime skincare regimen is so crucial. You want to put the best ingredients on your skin before you go to bed, where they stay on for the longest, uninterrupted length of time, without exposure to external elements such as UV rays and air pollution. If formulated correctly, those ingredients should work in harmony with your body's natural healing cycle to maximize and enhance skin cell renewal and repair, for healthier, more youthful looking skin.
Lack of sleep affects the entire body; but unfortunately, symptoms on our face are the most visible. Not getting enough sleep is usually caused by several stress factors, all of which lead to a haggard appearance and a dull, lackluster complexion.
Dr. Kaplan's full interview available on HumNutrition.com
KAPLAN MD Skincare Founder and CEO Stuart Kaplan, M.D. has been in private practice in Beverly Hills for over 28 years. His expertise in medical and cosmetic dermatology has made him one of the leading dermatologists in the nation, and has earned him worldwide recognition as a Skincare Authority.