Stress & Sleepless Night Are Bad For Your Health & Skin

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Stress = Aging

Giving your skin a break

Learning how to keep stress under control contributes to your skin’s good health. While the human body is equipped to deal with a certain level of stress, when stress levels are pushed beyond where they should be, and if they stay elevated for a period of time, virtually every bodily system is compromised. This includes your skin, which is part of your immune system. It’s no wonder that skin conditions like rosacea and eczema flare during times of high stress. Unfortunately, these conditions often hang around even after life returns to a more normal state. Because of this, the skin stays inflamed, which is the breeding ground for free radical activity.

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Stress and how to manage it

When stressed, your body releases cortisol, a hormone that causes a spike in your insulin level, which then triggers mood swings and sugar cravings.

No skincare system will work on the outside unless you’re willing to work on the inside as well.

Stressing over your age is a surefire way to look and feel old. And if you feel old, you will become old.

Calm down. Anger causes frown lines. When you’re angry, you speed up your heart rate, raising your blood pressure. Take deep breaths when you’re stuck in line, in traffic, or otherwise annoyed.

But don’t keep it in. There’s nothing like standing up for what you believe in to get the blood flowing.

Take a little mind excursion. But don’t deep your frustrations inside your body. It’s not healthy.

Laugh a lot. Laughing reduces stress and physical tension.

Repetitive stress can in itself lead to accelerated ageing as well as causing you to turn to habits such as comfort eating, smoking, drinking and other additions which carry their own risks.

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Sleep Deprivation = Accelerate Aging

Sleep is another important factor in maintaining good health. Too little sleep shows up in your face right away. Your body needs downtime to rejuvenate and repair itself. Deprive it of this time, and you’ll interfere with these processes as your metabolism never gets a chance to slow down.

It is so important to get enough sleep, preferably 7-8 hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep that bodies need. During sleep, our bodies secret growth hormones and replenish cells and tissues.

Studies have shown that if you go to sleep before midnight, you secrete more growth hormone during the wee hours. Go to bed at three in the morning and get up at noon… well, it’s not the same thing. Over time, this can accelerate the aging process throughout the body. If, on the other hand, you stick to a regular sleep schedule and get the amount of rest your body needs, it will affect your hormones in a positive way.

Without enough sleep, you are tired, irritable, sluggish, and more prone to depression and stress, leading to a weakened immune system — and it shows.

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Bottom line

Make your bedroom a haven from the stress of daily life and get some sleep. When you do, you’re improving your skin with the absolute least amount of energy possible! Adequate refreshing sleep is without question the easiest thing you can do to stimulate the production of growth hormone, help your body function better, and help your skin look better, too.

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