January 14, 2012
The disadvantages of getting a poor night's rest are relatively well-known, ranging from slower response times to dark under-eye circles. Unfortunately, many women also adapt bad skin care habits when they're so busy that they can't enjoy the recommended 8 hours of sleep.
Regardless of how sleepy you are, always wash your face to remove dirt and makeup leftover from the day and to clear out your pores. The longer your skin cells are clogged with irritants, the more likely your complexion will begin to suffer.
The stress induced by sleep deprivation can aggravate existing conditions, like psoriasis, acne and eczema, notes Allure magazine. Ever tossed and turned all night to be greeted by a new pimple in the morning? A large contributor to this phenomenon is that the skin uses the hours when your body is asleep to renew itself.
By not giving your skin cells time to address any damage, the next morning you'll look worn down and dull. In addition to getting your beauty rest, you can liven up your visage with an effective exfoliator, like Bliss products' Blood Orange and White Pepper Sugar Scrub.