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Is there really such a thing as beauty sleep? Editor-in-chief of Prevention magazine, Liz Vaccariello, reveals the answer ...
in Prevention's Health Hearsay.
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How Beauty Sleep Helps Your Skin
Travis Stork: We are talking about the latest gadgets and potions that promise to help you erase your age but is there a simple way? Today’s Prevention magazine Health Hearsay question is, “Is there really such a thing as beauty sleep?”
Liz Vaccariello: There is. That is the great news. You can sleep and wakeup more beautiful in the morning, and there are a couple of things that are happening at night. First of all, hormonal changes are going on that increase cell turnover which can soften our wrinkles and also make us wakeup with brighter skin.
Also, cell turnover is eight times faster at night and our skin temperature is higher, which means the lotions and potions are absorbed more easily.
Travis Stork: So, a lot of good reasons. Also, more human growth hormone at night, believe it or not, helps keep the skin thick and it becomes less elastic, so it is tauter.
Liz Vaccariello: And if you do not get enough sleep, a couple of things happen. We have more cortisol which is that stress hormone and that’s in our system. That reduces the body’s ability to produce collagen plus inflammation. It starts to happen in our bodies and that can cause acne. So, there are a hundred reasons to get a good night sleep.
Travis Stork: Yeah. And I love this one, if you do not sleep enough, it hurts your immune system and like Liz said, that not only causes infections because you have your skin but of other parts of your body. So, sleep is good not only for our bodies but our skin, I love it.
Liz Vaccariello: I know. It’s the easiest thing to do, once you get to sleep.
Travis Stork: Well, you know what? I think it is a great take home here for everyone watching that do not ever feel guilty trying to get a good night sleep.
Liz Vaccariello: No. It is one of the healthiest thing you can do for your self.
Travis Stork: So, beauty sleep, it truly does exist. Thank you Liz.
Liz Vaccariello: My pleasure.
Travis Stork: For more information, visit TheDoctorsTV.com or you can pick up a copy of Prevention magazine.