During the day you are involved in tons of activities even if you’re working from home in this period you are probably working out, doing some chores, going to the store, maybe even playing with kids. All these activities expose your skin to dirt, pollution, and UV rays, contributing to skin aging and change in your skin complexion. In one of our blogs, we gave you tips on developing a perfect daily skincare routine if you have not read it, you might need to after this blog post.
Most people stick to a morning routine but bypass the nighttime skincare routine as soon as they wash off their makeup. Here is a tip you probably did not know, the morning skincare routine is a more preventative and protective process while the nighttime skincare routine is more about restoration. During the night is when all the magic glow up happens. Still having doubts, check out what happens to your skin at night:
Skin cell Renewal and Regeneration.
During the night, many processes occur in the body, and one of the major ones is cell regeneration. Experts say that sleep-deprived people look less attractive, which is probably why it’s called beauty sleep. Your skin reaches optimal cell regeneration at night, and because it is working so hard to restore all the cells damaged or lost during the day, a nighttime skincare routine is of utmost importance.
In your nighttime skincare routine, you provide your skin with the much-needed nutrients that contribute to better and faster skin cell renewal and regeneration. This is what gives your skin a younger-than-your-age look.
Some parts of your face, such as your eyes are very delicate and prone to wrinkling and aging. In your nighttime routine, including cleansing, moisturizing, and applying an eye crème or serum will allow for the repair of tissues and retention of moisture. For instance, our Age Treatment – Antiaging Eye Serum is excellent for this. It’s an excellent product for the gentle eye contour zone.
It contains vitamins and plant extracts that provide significant antiaging effects and leaves your skin feeling moisturized.
The skin takes up products more efficiently.
Cleansing should be the first step in your nighttime skincare routine, where you get rid of all the dirt and harmful elements that may have settled on your skin during the day. Another activity that happens at night is high skin penetration. This is where your skin barrier is down, and therefore it can easily and readily take up products applied. Your skin is relaxed at night and isn’t exposed to any harmful elements making it the perfect time to apply your skin beauty products. Products rich in Vitamins A and C are perfect for your nighttime skincare routine.
Our Age Treatment- Antiaging cream would be the perfect addition to your nighttime skincare routine. It contains natural oils like jojoba oil, sunflower seed, and night primrose. These oils nourish your skin with vitamins A, C, and E leaving your skin feeling smoother and firmer.
Taking time to literally feed your skin at night is absolutely beneficial because your skin is readily taking up all the nutrients, and remember this is also the time when cells are renewed; therefore, the results will show as soon as you wake up. This is, of course, highly dependent on your consistency and thoroughness in your routine.
The Skin is Resting.
Yes, you heard that right. During the night as you sleep, your skin also rests even though somewhere behind the scenes cell regeneration is taking place. Compared to the fight, your skin goes through during the day, keeping harmful elements from the environment from entering, during the night the activity that takes place is like that light yoga stretch you do before bed.
Failing to cleanse your skin at night leaves your pores still clogged with dirt and oils from the day, causing problems. You know how you randomly wake up to a pimple in the most misplaced position on your face, that is a result of some clogged-up pores.
Even though cleansing is emphasized on ensuring that you are thorough enough to get rid of all dirt and grime, you should also be gentle enough to avoid skin irritation. You do not want to overdo it and cause more harm than good.
A good cleanser should remove pores off dirt and oils and remove impurities from the skin that could result in acne breakouts. An example of a good cleanser is our Intense Multi-Task Facial Cleanser. It is mild, light, and foams upon application where it exfoliates, conditions, and rebalances your skin, leaving your skin feeling fresh and renewed.
The Skin’s Temperature Rises.
Here is something else you probably did not know. The temperature of your skin rises significantly at night and also becomes slightly more acidic. These, too, cause skin dryness, which is why nighttime skincare products are packed with moisturizing properties to restore all the moisture being lost.
Nobody desires to have dry skin; it is unattractive and leads to visible aging signs such as fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention rough skin. Skin with low moisture concentration is also highly susceptible to irritations and sensitivities. Therefore, when selecting your night cream, ensure that it is a deep moisturizer. You could also opt for an overnight hydrating mask.
Gold Elements has a miracle-working night mask, The Golden Luminescence Infusion Face Mask. It perfectly adapts to your face’s contours like a ‘second skin’ and delivers maximum hydration. It also fortifies your skin’s natural protective barrier overnight for an overall age-defying treatment.
Skin Moisture is Lost.
As you may already know, the skin produces its natural moisturizer called sebum. It is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. Studies show that sebum is produced more during the day to protect and lubricate the skin all day. However, this production decreases significantly at night, which is why your skin loses moisture at night. In addition to this, you do not drink water while you sleep hence moisture loss.
With your skin having very little sebum at night, it becomes prone to itching, dryness, and irritation. To avoid this, you will need to actively moisturize your skin by having a nighttime skincare routine that includes night creams or masks rich in hydrating ingredients.
Remember that moisture is the most vital component of beautiful, healthy-looking skin; therefore, a nighttime skincare routine without a moisturizer will not yield the expected results.
Now that you know why you need an exclusive nighttime routine, here is a challenge we are posing to all our readers. On one night, go to bed without doing your nighttime skincare routine, however, do make sure to wash your face. In the morning, take a few minutes to feel the skin on your face. Next night do your full nighttime skincare routine then take time to explore and examine your face the following day.
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