Learn How Sleep Can Affect Your Hair and Skin

Young woman waking up happily, after a good night sleep

Ever been told that you need your beauty sleep? It’s not just an old wives’ tale! Turns out not getting seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep can take a toll on both your skin and hair in a whole array of disturbing ways.

Here’s just a few of the negative things that can happen to your skin and body when you deprive yourself of a solid night’s sleep.

  • Lack of sleep can cause thinning hair. If you have chronic sleep deprivation, your body’s cortisol levels and collagen production decrease leading to loss of elasticity and hair loss.
  • Your skin ages faster. Current research is finding that if you lack quality sleep, your skin’s aging process kicks into fast forward. Poor sleepers show increased signs of premature aging compared to those getting a full night’s sleep. Skin reduces its elasticity and increases the amount of fine lines.
  • You will see increased skin break outs. When you don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis, you get more stressed out. Higher levels of stress can trigger an acne flare-up. Yes, you can combat flare-ups with pills and creams but the best and cheapest cure is good old fashioned sleep.
  • Don’t get cursed with bags under the eyes. We’ve all seen the quick hacks for alleviating those under eye bags – cucumber slices, cold spoons, frozen packs – nothing compares to a solid night’s sleep. Yes, you may suffer from dehydration, allergies, or heredity genes that increase under-eye bags but why not help to reduce those bags with a good night’s sleep.

Not only can our hair stylists & aestheticians help treat tired hair and skin, but we also have a team of highly skilled massage therapists that can help you create a massage regimen that can help you learn relaxation techniques to help you fall asleep faster and increase the quality of your sleep. Give us a call at (309) 693-7719 to book an appointment. You can stop by Five Senses Spa & Salon at 7719 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. Or better yet, book it through our mobile app! Our app is available through the Apple Store, Google Play, or Amazon.