Beauty Sleep Isn’t A Myth: Lack Of Sleep Linked To Skin Ageing

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2013 | No Comments


Study proves beauty sleep isn't a myth

A new scientific study has revealed that beauty sleep really does keep your skin looking beautiful and younger!

Estée Lauder and University Hospitals Case Medical Center worked together to conclude poor quality sleepers showed increased skin ageing.

The shocking results show reduced elasticity, uneven skin tone and fine lines were twice more likely for poor quality sleepers. They also had a slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors, such as disruption of the skin barrier or ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

The team examined 60 female participants aged 30 to 49 years old were divided into two group: 30 “poor quality” sleepers and 30 “good quality”sleepers. After the the four nights of research, the trial found that poor sleep reduced skin health.

Lead researcher Dr. Elma Baron, Director of the Skin Study Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine said: “Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin aging. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin ageing and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure.”

Poor quality sleepers also differed in other ways including body mass index (BMI). Almost half of those without good sleep were obese and had a worse perception of their own skin and facial appearance.

“This research shows for the first time, that poor sleep quality can accelerate signs of skin aging and weaken the skin’s ability to repair itself at night,” added Dr. Daniel Yarosh, vice president of basic science research at the Estée Lauder Companies.

The clinical trial is the first-of-its-kind and means it’s even more important for women to get a good nights sleep!