Whatever the reason, be it stress, being overworked, or a hectic social life, if you are not getting enough sleep, its going to be reflected in the condition of your skin.
Cracked skin may be caused by a number of medical conditions. You should consult your health-care professional to understand if these or other conditions may be the root of your skin issue. Some of these conditions include: Anhidrosis (reduced or loss of sweating) is often related to diabetes Dermatitis (skin inflammation which has many causes) Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics) Eczema (itching, scaling skin) Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) Psoriasis (skin condition that causes itchy and sore patches of thick, red skin with scales)
Please, we beg of you, just quit. On top of a long list of evils, smoking breaks down elastic fibers in the skin (which is why smokers' complexions look yellow) and revs up the enzyme responsible for breaking down collagen (and that definitely leads to wrinkles), says Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist in New York City. Your skin can bounce back once you quit. "Within two weeks, you see improvements," she says. "The texture improves; it's a little smoother. Over time, the brightness comes back."