Your Skin's Circadian Rhythm
You’ve probably heard the term circadian rhythm before, most likely in relationship to sleep, but it’s much more than that. Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock, running in the background to make sure that essential functions are being carried out. There are a variety of different rhythms including physiological, metabolic and behavioral rhythms.
All of our circadian rhythms are controlled by a master clock in the brain. But there are also peripheral clocks found in cells and tissues, including our skin. That’s right - the skin has its own circadian rhythm! In the skin, this rhythm influences cell migration and proliferation, skin blood flow and temperature, wound healing and the susceptibility of the tissues to damage from oxidative stress and UV radiation.
So while the global rhythm is regulated by the brain, the skin – specifically each cell – has its own internal clock governing major biological responses during a 24-hour period. This clock dictates which nutrients the skin needs most during the day, and at night.
During the day, the primary function of the skin is for protection while at night, repairing damage that happened during the day, especially DNA damage, takes precedence.
Our AM/PM Beauty Booster Duo (RESTORE + SLEEP) is an easy way to help support this natural rhythm from the inside out. We recommend using RESTORE in the morning. It contains a clinically effective dose of phytoceramides to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier when it’s at its weakest, first thing in the morning. A proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich fruit powders helps to protect skin against damage caused by daily environmental aggressors. Add RESTORE to your Super Beauty Elixir, or morning smoothie…or just take it directly!
The other half of our AM/PM Beauty Booster Duo is SLEEP. Deep, restorative sleep is an important part of the 24-hour circadian rhythm cycle. Our SLEEP blend contains an ultra-pure form of melatonin to help you fall into a deep, restful “beauty sleep” while skin-loving vitamins C, D and E join forces to boost overnight skin renewal. A clinically effective micro-dose of aloe sterols helps to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Read more about Aloe Sterols here.
Get your AM/PM Beauty Booster Duo here.