Rapid Communication - Research in Clinical Dermatology (2022) Volume 5, Issue 1
Middle-aged women's reproductive health, skin ageing, and sleep.
Women are delaying having children in increasing numbers, with many women delaying parenting until their third or fourth decade of life. At the same time, these middle-aged women may be more concerned about skin ageing and may seek dermatological treatment to prevent or reverse the effects of ageing, environmental factors, and oxidative stress on the skin. Skin cosmetics and procedures have been hypothesised to play a role in the reproductive system, while their potential consequences have yet to be fully understood. Another significant aspect to consider in this context is poor sleep, which appears to have a strong link to both diminished fertility and faster skin ageing, especially when it is combined with other factors with higher levels of oxidative stress and hormonal inconsistency The essential trio of sleep, dermatology, and reproduction is discussed in this review, a subject that has received relatively little attention but merits more frequent and extensive examination in future studies due to its potentially wideranging effects. Understanding this intricate web of relationships could lead to healthier skin, improved self-esteem, and successful fertility treatments, all of which can have a direct impact on quality of life.Author(s): Daniel Florence*