Sleep. We know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep so we can be fresh for a new day. It’s an important time for the mind and the body to rest and recover. But it’s also a critical time for our skin! Did you know the skin never sleeps? It does however have its own circadian clock scheduling different processes throughout the day and night. During the day, the skin is in full protection mode, warding off external factors like sun damage and environmental aggressors. But at night, the skin switches to renewal mode, generating new skin cells and repairing itself. What exactly is happening to your skin while you’re sleeping?
In basic terms – your skin cells go into makeover time while you are sleeping. During this time, the skin is repairing and restoring itself by removing toxins, repairing cells and free radical damage, replacing aging cells and even creating new ones. Several studies have shown that skin cell growth and repair happen at night. Mitosis - cell division that renews and repairs the skin - is at its peak from 11pm – midnight (whether you’re awake or not!) The skin is also much more receptive to anti-aging ingredients at night. Anti-aging products used at night provide maximum impact because they become tools in the skin’s renew and repair process.
Our bodies function best on 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. And when you don’t get enough sleep, your skin will show it. Dark circles under the eyes, changes in skin texture, dry skin and even the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. We’ve all been there! But with good-quality sleep, skin looks fresher and radiant.
A great way to make sure you’re getting the sleep you need AND boosting your skin’s repair process is Glotrition’s SLEEP Beauty Booster. A multi-tasking beauty supplement, it helps you fall asleep while boosting overnight skin renewal. It includes Melatonin, Selenium and Chamomile to help you fall into a deep, restful beauty sleep. It also contains the skin-loving vitamins C, D, and E which not only boost overnight skin renewal, but they also offer antioxidant protection and immunity enhancement. This targeted blend also contains an effective micro-dose of natural Aloe Sterols which stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production for skin hydration, improvement in wrinkles, and skin elasticity. Like all Glotriton products, SLEEP is built on a foundation of antioxidant rich fruit powders.
Another important pre-sleep ritual – moisturizer. It’s important to make sure you are moisturizing before bed for two reasons, First, our bodies lose a lot of moisture overnight and we lose that water from our skin due to trans epidermal water loss which happens towards the end of the day into the night due to decreased skin sebum (oil) production. Secondly, our skin temperature changes at night, getting slightly warmer and even a bit more acidic which can also be drying for the skin. Because of this, your skin will accept heavier moisturizers at night, especially those with Hyaluronic Acid because it pulls in water to hydrate the skin. Another great reason to add SLEEP to your beauty wellness routine as it stimulates the body’s production of HA, aiding in moisturizing skin overnight.
And don’t forget to drink plenty of water! Now off to bed…