If you are wondering how to keep your skin looking its best, then getting a good night’s sleep is a big part of the puzzle. It is worth prioritising sleep to keep your skin looking great as our skin repairs itself overnight when we are asleep. Read on to find out how our skin repairs itself overnight and how the best skincare products can assist this.
During the night, the body's natural repair system increases its work, especially when the skin is damaged. The cells of the skin, known as keratinocytes, become activated and begin to divide rapidly in order to replace the lost or damaged skin tissue. As these cells divide and migrate across the epidermis, they form new layers of healthy skin cells. In addition to this cell division process, additional molecules are also released that help stimulate healing.
The quality of our sleep directly affects the amount of repair and renewal that takes place in our skin. During sleep, our bodies produce more hormones, such as human growth hormone (HGH) which helps to repair skin damage caused by ageing, environmental stressors, and other external factors.
The body's immune system also gets involved in overnight repair by sending out white blood cells and antibodies to fight any invading bacteria or viruses that could cause infection. These same antibodies can also protect against further damage from environmental factors such as UV radiation or pollutants.
Collagen production increases during sleep as well. In addition to providing structure and strength to the skin, collagen also helps to reduce inflammation. This reduces redness, swelling, and other signs of irritation.
Finally, overnight skin repair is greatly aided by the body's natural production of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in helping to retain moisture in the skin and protecting it from environmental damage. It also has antioxidant properties that can help protect against pollutants.
By combining all of these components, the skin is able to successfully repair itself overnight and leave us with healthy looking skin each morning. Applying further nutrients topically like our anti-ageing face products will assist the natural skin repair process that goes on through the night. Using our cleansers, treatments, moisturisers, eye products and lip products gives skin the best chance of rejuvenating overnight.
Good skincare can help to support this natural process by providing additional protection against free radical damage and promoting healthy cell turnover. Using skincare in the evening helps to nourish your skin overnight and lock in moisture while you sleep. It also provides an extra layer of protection against pollutants and irritants that may have accumulated on your skin during the day. Additionally, using active ingredients like the hyaluronic acid in our products at night can help to stimulate cell turnover and support healthy skin renewal. Taking the time to apply a good skincare routine before bed can help your body to better utilise its natural regenerative processes and leave you with healthy, glowing skin.
We can also help to improve the night-time skin repair process by taking a few extra steps to care for our skin during the day, such as by using good moisturisers and avoiding things that trigger inflammation, we can help ensure that our skin’s overnight repair process is successful and that we wake up with healthy looking skin each morning.