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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No Sleep = Pimples

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I'm pretty much a night crawler.

I would stay up all night doing absolutely nothing and sleep during the day if I could, but I can't. I'm currently taking summer courses and because of my procrastination, I lose a lot of sleep. Everything comes at a cost and my punishment for being a-last-minute-rush-rush-person are pimples.

Inflammation causes acne... and lack of sleep can worsen this condition.

When you lose sleep, your body produces more pro-inflammatory cytokines (messenger cells) in the blood. Thus, increasing regular inflammation levels.

Of course this isn't the case for everyone. Some people are born with gorgeous skin and while I'm green with envy, I need to find out what's best for my skin and how I can prevent future breakouts.

And my number one issue: lack of sleep!

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Contest Update: It's coming! I'm just waiting for some cards to come in before I post contest details. It'll be my first give-away so I'm looking forward to it.


Puff said...

Oh jeez, that makes the two of us! I have horrible sleep patterns this summer due to summer school and blogger (lol!) Like...right now it's 1am and I should be sleeping, but here I am! xD

Sugar said...

My sleeping regime is also not working :D In summer I go to bed at 4 a.m and wake up at 2p.m and always feel like a zombie :D

Oh can't wait to hear more details about your contest! are you gonna do a contest to create some makeup look? <3

Jae said...

Puff: Haha, it's 1:33am and here I am doing absolutely nothing! High five for being a night crawler

Sugar: Oh how I wish I can wake up at 2pm! Zombies are better than vampires ;) I got my things today and I will be posting the contest in just a bit!!

Marietta said...

I haveno problem with sleeping whatsoever, apart from when I m stressed.Then it s horrible and i just want the day to come!sleep is definitely an important beauty step, try some warm milk with honey!

Ayrton said...

Nothing beats a product that can truly help with pimples, I love herbal based products with all natural ingredients.

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