La Nasion / What does science say about snoozing the alarm?

Lack of sleep is part of the environmental and exposure factors we are exposed to throughout our lives, and yes, it is linked to skin aging.

by: Maria Paz Weissken

There is a new term called “exosome,” explains Dr. Maria Eugenia Salinas, a dermatologist. This refers to all the environmental factors and exposures we are exposed to from the moment we are born until we die, and this is linked to skin aging, one of which is lack of sleep.

“Seven external factors have been identified that are directly related to our skin care and health: solar radiation, environmental pollution, tobacco, nutrition, temperature, and, no less important, stress and lack of sleep.” to explain.

Why does lack of sleep affect the skin?

The specialist expressed that stress and lack of sleep can lead to immune system dysfunction, oxidative stress, and DNA damage, which are factors associated with skin aging.

“Similarly, stress can trigger or worsen certain skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, hyperhidrosis, or lichen planus,” he added.

The negative effects of lack of sleep on the skin

– Loss of skin luster due to decreased melatonin production.

– Loss of ability to detoxify due to high levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and low growth hormone.

– Increased sagging due to the decomposition of collagen and elastin.

– Dryness and dehydration. The pH of the skin changes and optimal hydration levels cannot be maintained.

Tips to improve sleep and reduce stress

1- Try to always wake up at the same time to maintain a routine.

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2- Exercise to relieve stress.

3- Eat healthy food

4- Take time to relax and follow a skin care routine

5- Take antioxidants

6- Clear your mind of obligations.

7- At night, limit the use of screens (cell phone, computer, tablet).

on Dr. Maria Eugenia Salinas: Specialized in dermatology, aesthetic medicine and oncological surgery. Specialized at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and in the USA (Mount Sinai Hospital). Contact: 0981 284 463.

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