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Skin cell renewal rate is higher at Night…
Skin cell regeneration is slightly faster at night than during the day according to Alex Khadavi, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California (source). This was also highlighted in the book “Good Skin” by Ingried Wood. “According to our body clocks, different body cells are more active at different times of the day. Skin cells do their repair work most effectively at night. Research shows that skin cell regeneration almost doubles at night, peaking between 11:00pm and 4:00am. Production of collagen is boosted, harmful free radicals are destroyed and cell damage is rectified.”
Skin is more receptive to active ingredients
Make sure to apply your serum and oils with active ingredients in the night also as your skin is able to absorb thembetter because of their smaller molecules. Plus we are less stressed and not exposed to sun light at night which helps the active ingredients become more effective. Plus, Plus, your skin will not have to compete with makeup or other products such as sunscreens.
Tip: Make sure you use your serum, face oil or both at night also!
Choose your night care products carefully
One thing to note is that you shouldn’t try to over nourish your skin in the night as very rich and creamy cremes interfere with the processes of the skin trying to regenerate. According to Dr Haushka, while you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Covering the skin with moisturizer 24 hours a day sends a signal to sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin that becomes dependent on moisturizing products just to appear “normal.” Hence, do remember to let your skin breathe!
Tip: Again, use your serum face oil at night and leave the heavier cremes with humectants that have great power but larger molecules for day. I will note that Dr. Lucy Ultra Moisturizer is not heavy so you can use at night!
Remember: It’s Your Skin…Feed It, Love It, Live in It!