Do you need eight hours of beauty sleep for healthy skin? Joel Schlessinger MD reveals the answer.

Getting enough sleep is critical for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Most beauty magazines, skin care blogs and websites recommend at least eight hours of sleep each night to help maintain a healthy complexion. In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD explains how important a normal sleeping schedule is for your skin.

Joel Schlessinger MD explains why putting off sleep is bad for your skin.

While a lack of sleep may not directly affect your skin, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains that it can lead to a less healthy appearance.

Skin loses moisture as it is bombarded with free radicals, UV rays and pollutants throughout the day. To protect against damage caused by these particles, your face must be washed and moisturized each night. The later you stay up, the longer you put off replenishing your skin which can lead to dryness, irritation and visible signs of aging.

The effects of a lack of sleep can often be seen around the eyes, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

The delicate area around the eyes is more prone to visible signs of aging such as fine lines, crow’s feet and dark under eye circles. A lack of hydration caused by staying up too late can worsen these conditions and cause dark bags to form beneath the eyes. These dark circles can also be the result of wearing contact lenses for too long, which causes swelling and puffiness.

While eight hours of sleep may not be possible for everyone, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends getting as much sleep as possible to maintain a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

Watch more videos by Joel Schlessinger MD on his YouTube channel.

Posted Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 4:29 pm
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