What happens to your skin at night?

  • Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) increases, causing the skin’s protective barrier to weaken, allowing for greater penetration of active ingredients.
  • The skin’s own natural antioxidant levels increase.
  • Skin repairs from the day’s damage from exposure to environmental aggressors such as UV rays, smog, nicotine, etc. and rejuvenates itself.
  • Stress hormones decrease during sleep, so the skin is better able to repair itself.
  • The hydro-lipid barrier weakens at night.
  • Oil production is 2x lower at night than during the day.
Night time Skin Tips:

Think “beauty sleep” is a myth? Think again. Here’s a few tips to get the most “beauty” out of your 6-8 hours.

  • Start Clean. Make it a habit to cleanse your face before bed – and don’t skip a single night. Sleeping in your makeup pushes dirt, oil and grime right into your pores – leading to congestion, breakouts and dullness.
  • Focus on your Eyes. Use a targeted eye creme to improve the appearance of wrinkle length and depth around the eyes and increase the feel of firmness. Hyaluronic acid will help bind moisture to the skin, smoothing surface lines.
  • Use a Product with Retinol. Derived from Vitamin A, retinol is light-sensitive and therefore most effective at night – because it’s light-sensitive. It’s an essential ingredient to help the skin look more youthful. .
  • Lie Back. Did you know wrinkles across the forehead and down the side of the nose and chin can be caused by sleeping regularly on your side or stomach?  They’re the result of constant pressure from sleeping on a pillow. Try sleeping on your back to avoid them.
  • Create the right environment. Make your room a comfortable, quiet, peaceful space. If it’s noisy, consider adding a white noise machine; if it’s dry, add a humidifier – it will help prevent your skin from drying out.

Take advantage of this nightly process with Bioelements Overnight Age Activist products: Sleepwear, Oil Control Sleepwear, and Sleepwear for Eyes. Their “dream team” formulas kick into action right when your skin is hard at work (even though you may be fast asleep).

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