Skimp on zzz's and chances are you'll wake up to dull skin. However, not getting eight hours can affect you in many ways. "When you're tired, you're likely to skip workouts and eat junk foods that make skin look lifeless," says Amy Wechsler, MD, a dermatologist and psychiatrist in New York City. If you have trouble nodding off, count backward by threes from 300, suggests Michael Breus, PhD, a sleep psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona. And take advantage of nighttime for skin pampering. When you snooze, your body can better absorb such healing ingredients as the antioxidants in Aveeno Positively Ageless Night Cream ($17.99, drugstores).
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