There’s truth to the term “beauty sleep.” When your head hits the pillow and you settle into a deep slumber, your skin goes into overdrive, repairing itself and fixing the daily damage done by environmental stressors. While you sleep is the best time to fight free radicals and target bothersome skin conditions – without lifting a finger. Here’s how you can maximize your beauty sleep with Eminence Organics results-oriented overnight treatments.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR SKIN WHEN YOU SLEEP?
1. YOUR SKIN GOES INTO REPAIR MODE
What really happens while you’re fast asleep? Your skin gets to work, repairing and regenerating itself. Melatonin kicks in, helping to counteract the negative effects of UV rays and pollution. Human Growth Hormone peaks, accelerating your skin’s ability to repair and regenerate. And, your body’s stem cells reproduce, allowing for greater cell turnover as aging skin cells are replaced with new ones. While this work happens at all stages of your sleep cycle, the majority of your skin’s repair and regeneration occurs during REM sleep. Therefore, getting the right amount of shut-eye is key to keeping your skin in its best shape.
2. SKIN CARE PRODUCTS BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE
At night, your body temperature rises and your skin becomes more permeable, allowing it to more easily soak up the active ingredients in the skin care products that are part of your night skin care routine. Since your body no longer has to focus on fighting the damaging environmental stressors it faces during the day, it can turn its attention to the task of repairing itself. StyleCraze says, “any product that you use at night will be much more effective at hydrating the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and brightening your skin tone.”
3. YOUR SKIN LOSES MOISTURE
If good-for-you ingredients can enter your epidermis, essential moisture can also escape. The measurement of this water loss (called transepidermal water loss, or TWL) is at its greatest while you sleep, often leaving you with parched, dehydrated skin by morning. Because your skin loses more water when you sleep, it’s essential to keep your skin’s moisture barrier intact with a deeply hydrating, replenishing night cream.
HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP WITH EMINENCE ORGANICS
1. FIGHT THE EFFECTS OF POLLUTION OVERNIGHT
The best time to fight the aging effects of environmental stressors like harmful UV rays and pollution is when your skin is in repair mode. When you’re asleep, your metabolic rate decreases and your body does not produce as many free radicalsas it does when you’re awake, giving your skin a chance to focus on recovery.
Enhance your skin’s hard work with Eminence Organics Lotus Overnight Detoxifying Treatment. This lightweight treatment is infused with hydrating lotus, potent microgreens and moisturizing melt-in jojoba oil spheres. Combined, these ingredients seal in moisture, prevent transepidermal water loss and defend your skin against drying environmental stressors overnight.
2. TARGET DARK SPOTS WHILE YOU SLEEP
Overnight is also prime time to target specific skin conditions. Whether you struggle with problem skin, fine lines and wrinkles or pesky dark spots on your complexion, doubling up on targeted treatments at night can give you faster results.
Eminence Organics’ new Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream works overtime to erase the look of dark spots while you sleep. The latest addition to the award winning VitaSkin™ Bright Skin Collection, this ultra-rich night cream is eminence organics most powerful skin brightening botanical blend to date. With key ingredients like punarnava root, Swiss alpine plants used in the Gigawhite™ formulation and Natural Hydroquinone Alternative derived from African potato and the tara tree, the Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream visibly – and naturally – reduces the look of pesky hyperpigmentation.
Incorporate these overnight treatments into your skin care routine to wake up to more gorgeous skin!
Written By: Alisha Whitley