Health & Beauty
The ABCs of Anti-Aging
Everything you need to know about fighting wrinkles, saggy skin, dark spots and other signs of aging
One of the best age fighters happens to be totally free: sleep. When you don't get enough sleep, your body releases more cortisol (the stress hormone that breaks down collagen) and curbs the amount of human growth hormone you produce. "HGH works during the night to repair tissue, restoring skin cells after the wear and tear of the day," says Dr. Lancer. The way you sleep also factors into the aging process. Sleeping face-down puts pressure on your face and increases fine lines.
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