It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the skin is exposed to external aggressors 24/7, such as stress, pollution and UV, toxin build-up, lack of sleep, a poor diet, however, our skin has a built-in system, controlled by our body clock, for repairing and protecting to enable it to cope.
For example, at night the skin is programmed to produce new cells and repair any damage. During the day, the skin’s body clock is quite literally ‘set’ to protect itself and more.
But when out body clock is disrupted due to lifestyle choices such as international travel or insufficient sleep our health and well-being can be affected and this also controls the way our skin functions.
Take a look at what is happening to your skin through the day.
the night phase
During the Night Phase... Your skin moves into repair mode. Anti-inflammatory and anti-stress hormones are released. The skin’s dehydration level peaks thanks to trans-epidermal water loss (water loss through the skin). Melatonin, the sleep hormone and growth hormone production is at its highest and stem cell reproduction occurs. Beautiful skin starts with a good night’s sleep.
24hr solution: SLEEP
the wake up phase
During the Wake-up Phase... On waking your skin is at its most dehydrated due to overnight water loss so be warned, it’s likely your skin barrier function could be impaired. DNA repair is less active and skin is susceptible to damage from UV. Tired Skin needs energising.
24hr solution: PROTECT
the daytime phase
During the Daytime Phase... Hydration levels gradually increase throughout the day. Oil (sebum) production peaks in afternoons and DNA repair takes place in the early evening, around which time we commonly experience tiredness and energy lows. Busy skin requires support to make it through the day.
24hr Solutions: BOOST
the evening phase
During the Evening Phase... The skin prepares for its night repair mode. This is the prelude to sleep when hydration levels are at their highest, DNA repair is boosted and skin is most receptive to treatments. The sleep hormone melatonin begins to rise a few hours before bedtime.
24hr Solutions: DETOX & RENEW