While there have been a large number of studies showing a link between chronic sleep deprivation and obesity, diabetes, cancer, and immune deficiency, no study on the effects of poor sleep on skin function had ever been conducted.
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Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 17, 2013
Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is releasing its expert opinion on a recent university clinical trial that found sleep quality impacts both skin function and aging.
“While there have been a large number of studies showing a link between chronic sleep deprivation and obesity, diabetes, cancer, and immune deficiency, no study on the effects of poor sleep on skin function had ever been conducted,” says Laura Foreman, Agein.com’s Anti-Aging Life Coach. “When you consider the skin functions as a barrier against environmental toxins and sun damage, it’s fair to say this study is long overdue.”
According to Foreman, the groundbreaking clinical trial conducted by physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and premature skin aging. This statistically significant research found that those who had poor sleep showed increased signs of skin aging, with an average score of 4.4—double the 2.2 average for good sleepers. The study also found that women who slept badly were also more likely to rate themselves as unattractive. (Source: “Esteé Lauder Clinical Trial Finds Link between Sleep Deprivation and Skin Aging,” uhhospitals.org, July 17, 2013; http://www.uhhospitals.org/about/media-news-room/current-news/2013/07/estee-lauder-clinical-trial-finds-link-between-sleep-deprivation-and-skin-aging/.)
“There’s a reason why it’s called beauty sleep,” Foreman adds. “For the first time ever, clinical data support the belief that the anti-aging experts at Agein.com have long held: that poor sleeping habits can lead to premature aging, including more fine lines, uneven skin color, and lackluster skin. On the other hand, what this also means is that women who are sound sleepers can look forward to looking younger and feeling more attractive.”
People who are sleep deprived release more of the stress hormone cortisol. Excess amounts of cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and looking young. At the same time, poor sleep means the body is unable to release human growth hormones, a natural, normal part of tissue repair and regeneration.
“This research showing a direct correlation between sleeping patterns and anti-aging will change the way science and the personal care industry studies skin and its functions,” Foreman concludes, “For people to look and feel their best, they need to start by getting a good night’s sleep. On top of that, it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to protect against damaged skin. Look for anti-aging products that contain vitamin C, peptides, and antioxidants. For healthier-looking skin, be sure to apply moisturizer and eye cream before sleep to help with the natural skin renewal process.”
About Agein.com: Agein.com’s goal is to inspire and coach readers to adapt an anti-aging lifestyle that suits their individual needs. The site’s anti-aging experts will educate readers on diet, fitness, and skin care, and how all of these areas affect the way we look and feel. Agein.com also provides readers with the information on all of the latest advances in anti-aging research, the hottest anti-aging trends in Hollywood, and beauty tips from Laura Foreman, the site’s expert Anti-Aging Life Coach. Agein.com will equip readers with all of the tools they need to make the right anti-aging lifestyle choices. To learn more about Agein Corporation, visit the company’s web site at http://www.Agein.com.