Which is why you'll be excited to learn that scientists have discovered a new anti-ager -- and it doesn't come in a tube. In fact, it's free, easy, and something you're doing anyway: it's sleep.
It's no secret that you look better -- younger, even -- after a good night's sleep. And the opposite is true, as well. Just think of the telltale signs of sleep deprivation written all over the face of any new mother: dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles … you know the drill.
Up until now, scientists haven't connected the dots between lack of sleep and lackluster skin. While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has declared lack of sleep a national epidemic, contributing to health issues like obesity and heart disease, a new study out of Case Medical Center in Ohio delves into the hows and whys of sleep deprivation and its affect on your skin.
But don't let this news keep you up at night. We've got nine tips that will transform the way you sleep. And we're not talking about snooze-fest guidelines like eating better and working out more. From products that trick your skin into thinking you're getting more sleep to the midnight snack that's actually good for you, you'll be getting a better night's sleep … stat!
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