How does sleep deprivation affect our skin?

We run through life very fast because our times demand it. We get up early, drive the kids to kindergarten or school, go to work, do our best, then shopping, lunch, and in the meantime a lot of other things that we did not anticipate in the morning. How often do you make up your time at the expense of a healthy eight-hour sleep? Coffee or energy drinks, unfortunately, will not replace a full-fledged, strong sleep.

                Sleep deprivation has a negative impact on us. The longer we neglect this aspect, the more bothersome the effects are. Lack of sleep affects our concentration and efficiency at work - that's clear. However, not everyone knows how negatively the lack of sleep affects our skin. Does one sleepless night affect our skin? Yes, unfortunately it does.

Skin at night

Like our entire body, the skin regenerates itself at night. During sleep, melatonin, the happiness hormone, is produced. This is the time when the skin does not have to defend itself against free radicals or "endure" sunlight or Blue Light. The best moment of the night for the skin is before midnight. Later, around 2:00 AM, the body gets rid of the toxins. The temperature of our body rises, which has a positive effect on the oxygenation of tissues, they become more flexible. We have already mentioned that at night the skin absorbs the active ingredients contained in creams better. This is because the blood flow is better than during the day.

Fun fact

The skin makes the best use of the active ingredients between 2 am and 3 am.

Effects of a sleepless night visible on the skin

The first thing that comes to mind after a sleepless night are dark circles under the eyes. They are the result of abnormal blood flow. When we are awake, it builds up under the eyes. The skin there is very thin, so you can see it immediately.

Dark circles under the eyes are not always the fault of insufficient sleep. Some of us are genetically burdened with this trait. For others, under-eye bruising occurs with age.

It is worth being aware that by neglecting the aspect of sleep, we contribute to the faster aging of our skin. When we sleep, collagen fibers are produced, which strengthen our skin and reduce the susceptibility to wrinkles and sagging.

During sleep, the blood flow in our skin is greater. The task of the blood is to transport oxygen to all cells in our body. When we don't get enough sleep, our complexion can turn gray, sallow and pale. The amount of free radicals will exceed the amount of antioxidants, causing oxidative stress.

Cortisol and Melatonin

Melatonin is known as the happiness hormone. It is produced when we sleep. However, when we do not get enough sleep or have poor quality sleep, we start to lack it. Its place is taken by the stress hormone - cortisol. Excess cortisol in the body can lead to increased inflammation, and thus aggravate the problem of acne, eczema or psoriasis. Excessive activation of the sebaceous glands also negatively affects the condition of our skin.


We cannot replace you with healthy, quality sleep, but we can help you deal with the negative effects of its lack.

- C-flush cream RICH
It is a nourishing day cream. The combination of anti-wrinkle action with antioxidant protection of the skin. After use, the skin is nourished, firm and radiant, and the color is even.

- Rossatore Resurfacing cream
A night cream designed for couperose and very sensitive skin. It strengthens and makes blood vessels more flexible, and at the same time has anti-aging properties, without the risk of irritation.

- City EYE
Eye cream from the City protective line, and at the same time the most complete preparation for this area in our offer.

The active ingredients in the cream are both an effective and gentle way to combat puffiness, dark circles and signs of ageing around the eyes.

How long do you usually sleep? The norm for an adult is between 7 and 9 hours. Try to arrange your schedule in such a way as to "meet the norm". For your own health and well-being.

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