Sleep is the best friend of the regeneration of the whole organism. It also helps to keep our skin in good condition for many years. Everyone sleeps almost 30% of their lives. We need sleep more than food - we are able to survive longer without food than without sleep.
Regular and restful sleep is a dream for many of us. Recent studies show that over 80% of people worldwide are dissatisfied with the quality of their sleep. American consumer research shows that 68% of respondents have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. What are the reasons for this? Our circadian cycle has been disturbed.
Melatonin - sleep hormone
Our body naturally produces melatonin - called the sleep hormone, which coordinates our biological clock. Its highest concentration is achieved at night and the lowest during the day, because light inhibits its production. Its operation in the body is still subject to numerous scientific studies. Its key role is focused on improving the quality of sleep and reducing the time it takes to fall asleep. Researchers are also exploring its anti-aging properties, its participation in the production of other hormones, the effect on glucose metabolism and the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Today, our circadian rhythm of melatonin production is even more disturbed under the influence of digital stress, caused by the increasing use of electronic devices. Disturbances in melatonin production lead to premature aging of the skin that does not have sufficient antioxidant protection and to a lack of adequate sleep quality .
How to take care of sleep hygiene?
✿ Get regular sleep - try to sleep regularly and get up at the same time.
✿ Take care of your own relaxing ritual before going to bed, such as listening to relaxing music or doing breathing exercises.
✿ Stop using TV, telephone or computer at least 1 hour before going to bed.
✿ Avoid heavy, spicy and sweet meals at least 2 hours before going to bed. Do not drink immediately before bedtime.
✿ Engage in regular physical activity, avoid strenuous exercise a few hours before bedtime.
Beauty Sleep or proper evening skin care routine
During the day, the skin of the face is exposed to strong external factors such as UV radiation, wind, cold, pollution and pathogens. Therefore, during the day, the skin is mainly focused on protection .
Between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. the skin is the least sensitive and absorbs all the beneficial ingredients best, so it is the best time to perform evening skin care. At night, adverse external factors are reduced to a minimum, the muscles remain at rest, but this is when the most intense processes take place in the skin - renewal by regeneration of the epidermis, cleansing of toxins and rebuilding collagen and elastin fibers. During the night, the skin focuses mainly on regeneration .
In recent years, a trend called "beauty sleep" has appeared in facial skin care, according to which the appropriate selection of evening care cosmetics, in line with the natural rhythm of our skin, is necessary to obtain a beautiful, radiant and healthy complexion.
The processes taking place at night in our skin ensure its regeneration, reducing wrinkles and shadows under the eyes. They contribute to an increase in blood pressure and body temperature, and the enlarged pores allow the maximum absorption of the best from cosmetics with double power! Therefore, proper care of our skin before bedtime is a surefire way to keep it young and healthy . Cosmetics for evening care should support the skin in its natural processes - stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, supplement deficiencies of vitamins, micro- and macroelements, rebuild the protective barrier of the epidermis and intensely moisturize and nourish.