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, drive to work, give it our all, then shopping, lunch, and in between, a host of other things we didn’t anticipate in the morning. How often do you make up time at the expense of a healthy eight hours of sleep? Coffee or energies, unfortunately, are no substitute for a full-fledged, sound sleep.

Sleep deprivation takes a heavy toll on us. The longer we neglect this aspect, the more troublesome the effects. Not getting enough sleep is bad for our concentration and efficiency at work – that much is clear. However, not everyone knows how negatively lack of sleep affects our skin. Does one sleepless night affect our skin? Yes, unfortunately yes.

Skin at night

Like our entire body, the skin regenerates at night. During sleep, melatonin, or the happiness hormone, is produced. This is a time when the skin does not have to defend itself against free radicals or “endure” sunlight or Blue Light.

The best time of night for the skin is before midnight. Later, roughly until 2:00, the body gets rid of toxins. Our body temperature rises, which is beneficial for oxygenation of tissues, they become more flexible. We have already mentioned to you that the skin absorbs the active ingredients in creams better at night. This is due to better blood flow than during the day.


The skin makes the best use of the active ingredients between 2 and 3 o’clock at night.

Effects of a sleepless night visible on the skin

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

Dark circles under the eyes are not always the fault of sleeplessness. Some of us are genetically burdened with this trait. To others, bruising under the eyes appears with age.

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

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

Cortisol and melatonin

Melatonin is known as the happiness hormone. It is produced when we sleep. On the other hand, when we don’t get enough sleep or sleep with poor quality sleep, it starts to become scarce. Its place is taken by the stress hormone cortisol. Excess cortisol in the body can lead to an increase in 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 can’t replace your healthy, quality sleep, but we can help you deal with the negative effects of a lack of it.

C-flush cream RICH – is a nourishing cream for daytime use. Combines anti-wrinkle action with antioxidant skin protection. After use, the complexion is nourished, firm and radiant, and the skin tone is evened out.

Rossatore Resurfacing Cream – a night cream designed for vascular and highly sensitive skin. It strengthens and makes blood vessels stronger and more flexible, while having an anti-aging effect without the risk of irritation.

City eye cream – an eye cream from the protective City line, and also the most substantive product in our range for this area. The active ingredients in the cream are an equally effective but gentle way to combat puffiness, dark circles and signs of aging around the eyes.

How much time do you usually sleep?

The norm for an adult is between 7 and 9 hours. Try to arrange the schedule so as to “make the norm”. For your own health and well-being.

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