Shocking New Video Shows What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Face

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What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Face
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Bummer news, people: Lack of sleep shows up on your face pretty much immediately. In fact, a new UK study found that women who missed just *two hours* of sleep for less than a week faced some serious consequences when it came to their looks—including more visible wrinkles, enlarged pores, and redness. Lovely.

The biggest way too-little sleep takes its toll on your skin, according to Yahoo! Health, is by producing more cortisol, a stress hormone. Cortisol hampers the production of collagen, which in turn creates that not-so-delightful reflection you see in the mirror the morning after your 4 a.m. Netflix binge.

Happy Monday? Sorry guys 😔. Watch the video here:

Samantha Leal
Samantha Leal

I'm Sam, the senior editor at MarieClaire.com. I love shining a light on awesome people doing things that matter, cool products and hacks for everyday life, and advice you'll actually use. I'm pretty much always looking for the perfect GIF for any situation. When I'm not trolling the internet, I can be found dancing like a weirdo or napping like it's my job. Right now, I'm probably eating or drinking something filled with sugar or booze. (Sorry, mom.)