SLEEP: THE SECRET TO A FRESH COMPLEXION
Published March 21, 2023
We’ve all heard it before—a good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind. But why is that exactly? Why do we say that sleep is repairing? While we go into a deep sleep during the night, our cells are hard at work! After a hard day fighting outside aggression, our cells go from "defense" to "repair" mode when we sleep. A good night's sleep is therefore essential for a fresh complexion and rested features in the morning. Let’s take a closer look at what happens while you sleep so you can understand why it’s such an important part of your skincare routine.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND SLEEP REPAIRING
When you go to bed each night, your body starts to repair itself on a cellular level. During this process, it creates new skin cells and flushes out toxins that have accumulated throughout the day. In addition to providing your skin with more oxygen than during the day, this helps stimulate collagen production which in turn helps keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. In short, if you don't get enough rest, your skin won't get the chance to repair itself properly—meaning more wrinkles and other signs of aging will start to appear sooner than they would have otherwise.
In addition to providing your skin with much needed nourishment and hydration, quality shut-eye also helps reduce stress levels which can contribute to premature aging as well as breakouts caused by hormonal imbalances or inflammation associated with stress hormones like cortisol. Stress has also been linked to increased sebum production, which can clog pores leading to more acne breakouts—so getting enough rest is key for clear skin too!
Not only does getting enough quality sleep help maintain healthier looking skin, but it also boosts concentration levels and reduces fatigue throughout the day—allowing you to look (and feel) your best all day long!
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
While you sleep, the skin's barrier function decreases and the barrier becomes more permeable. In other words, the skin becomes more capable of receiving active ingredients to repair the damage accumulated during the day. This makes sleeping the perfect time to provide your skin with all the essential elements that it needs to function properly. Night creams take advantage while the skin isn't busy fighting daytime aggression to replenish it with nourishing and anti-aging active ingredients, which are selected to target cell regeneration and protein synthesis in the skin (e.g. collagen and elastin) for visible results upon waking.
Make sure to use a night cream to regenerate the skin, helping your skin recover so it can better face the day in the morning. NCEF-NIGHT MASK is ideal for night-time recovery. It contains reviving silk tree extract and red indigo extract, as well as NCEF, with revitalizing ingredients in concentrations that are comparable to those used in meso-injections.* Its enveloping gel texture is absorbed in a few minutes. Apply a thin layer to the face and neck, just like a night cream, to work overnight and wake up with a fresh complexion and rested features in the morning.
Sleep really is the secret weapon in anyone’s skincare routine! Not only does it provide an opportunity for our bodies and minds to rest, but also it gives our cells time to repair themselves after being exposed to daily aggressions such as environmental pollutants and other external irritants. If you want glowing, healthy looking skin then make sure you're getting enough quality shut-eye every night! Now it's time for sweet dreams... let NCEF-NIGHT MASK take care of your skin!
*Effectiveness of a cosmetic product with a formula containing 50 ingredients in concentrations comparable to those used in one meso-injection. Meso-injection originally developed by FILORGA.