Skin damage has been linked to bad diet, bad habits, and too much sunlight, but a recent study on Science Daily shows that staying up late at night and losing sleep may also contribute to skin aging.

In a study sponsored by skin care and makeup line Estée Lauder, researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center, led by primary investigator Elma Baron, MD, asked 60 pre-menopausal women between 30 and 49 years old to undergo skin evaluation tests and record their sleep length and quality for a week.

Using a special scoring system to measure skin aging, researchers found that those who slept poorly manifested more signs of skin aging such as fine lines, elasticity loss, and uneven pigmentation. Interestingly, poor sleepers also had a higher body mass index (BMI), which may lead to poor self-perception and feelings of insecurity. On the other hand, good sleepers had better skin and a lower BMI, making them more satisfied and appreciative about how they looked

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Want to protect your skin from aging too quickly? Shun bad habits and unhealthy diets, drink lots of water, and as the study highlights, get enough sleep. The latter is probably one of the easiest and best ways to keep your skin young and beautiful.

(Photo by Kai Chan Vong via Flickr Creative Commons)

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Comments

Latest Stories

10 Common Grammatical Mistakes You May Still Be Guilty Of

Don’t live in fear of someone pointing at you (or something you wrote) and saying, “Wrong grammar!”

Cebu Pacific Super Seat Fest in March Will Have A Lot of Group Discounts

The Philippines’ leading carrier is marking its 23rd anniversary with value-for-money group deals and more!

How 'Not Looking Professional' Helped This Pinay Climb the Corporate Ladder

Michelle Fernandez-Castillo 'looks unprofessional' to some people, but she easily proves them wrong about her.

Reasons to Date a Woman Who Was Once Broken

"There’s no one stronger than one who has been to hell and back."
Load More Stories