Are you looking tired even after a good night’s sleep?
Do you still look tired after the bank holidays?
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons we look tired and find ways to correct them!
- Lack of sleep
Lack of sleep is the obvious reason for bags under the eyes and a pale complexion. The real problem with lack of sleep begins when it becomes chronic. Try to manage stress, and adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Also, try to avoid anxious thoughts before bed so that you can enjoy a good night’s sleep.
- Not using sunscreen
Excessive exposure to the sun has harmful effects on our skin. The damage is cumulative, and it is essential to wear a good sun protection product all year round. A high SPF product can prevent UV rays from causing damage to your skin, so make this a daily habit no matter what time of year.
The skin tone of smokers can be uneven, tending toward an orange or grey tone. The reduced flow of oxygen to the skin cells, along with the harmful effects of numerous chemicals in tobacco, is thought to play a role. Smoking can also prevent the skin from repairing itself.
- Ageing and lack of appropriate skin care
With age, the skin loses elasticity and collagen content begins to fall. Typically, the eyes are the first to age as the skin surrounding them is so delicate. Collagen loss in the cheeks creates a wider gap between eye and cheek making it look hallow. Along with the loss of elasticity, this results in a permanent dark circle. An inappropriate skin routine will also affect the skin’s ageing process. A good skin care routine will maintain the elasticity of the skin.
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Why lack of sleep is bad for your health.
American Academy of Dermatology. Sunscreen.
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How does smoking affect the body.