The Importance of Sleep for Skin

World Sleep Day, observed annually on the 15th of March, is a reminder of the importance of quality sleep for our overall health and well-being.  Do you know the importance...

The Importance of Sleep for Skin

World Sleep Day, observed annually on the 15th of March, is a reminder of the importance of quality sleep for our overall health and well-being. 

Do you know the importance of sleep for your skin health? 

Our skin is a dynamic organ that undergoes various changes throughout the day and night. While daytime skincare routines often focus on protection from external aggressors like UV radiation and pollution, night time skincare routines are geared towards repair and regeneration. Understanding the unique needs of your skin during different times of the day can help tailor your skincare regimen for optimal results.

Daytime Skin Functions

During the day, our skin is exposed to environmental stressors such as UV rays, pollution, and free radicals. The primary function of daytime skincare is to protect the skin from these external aggressors and maintain its barrier function. This involves the use of sunscreen to shield against UV damage and antioxidants to combat free radicals.

Night Time Skin Functions

At night, the skin shifts into repair mode as it undergoes a process of cellular renewal and regeneration. This is when the skin's natural repair mechanisms are most active, including increased blood flow and cell turnover. Night time skincare aims to support these processes and address specific concerns such as hydration, collagen production, and cell repair.

The Importance of Night Skincare

While daytime skincare focuses on protection, night time skincare is essential for promoting skin health and addressing signs of ageing. During sleep, the skin's barrier function becomes more permeable, allowing for better absorption of skincare products. This makes the night time an ideal opportunity to deliver potent ingredients that can penetrate deeply into the skin and work their magic.

Key Ingredients for Nighttime Skincare:

1. Retinoids: Retinoids, including retinol and prescription-strength retinoids like tretinoin, are powerhouse ingredients for night time skincare. They stimulate collagen production, increase cell turnover, and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. At OSKIA we offer our Super-R capsules with 0.5% Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate HPR, Vitamins C, E & Pro-Vitamin D3. A super night treatment for anyone that is looking for younger and clear skin.

2. Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating ingredient that helps attract and retain moisture in the skin. Although there are benefits on using it day too, applying a hyaluronic acid serum or moisturizer at night can help replenish the skin's moisture levels, resulting in plumper, more hydrated skin. Try our jumbo sized Universal Hyaluronic Acid Serumformulated with a triple-weight Hyaluronic Acid complex to flood the skin for the face and body with instant hydration.

3. Peptides: Peptides are amino acid chains that support collagen synthesis and promote firmer, smoother skin. Incorporating peptides into your night time skincare routine can help improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time. Discover our Bedtime Beauty Boost, a night cream with Milk Peptides together with Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 (Niacinamide), B5, C, D, E, F and Swiss Apple Stem Cells to give a softer, healthier-looking morning complexion and improve the appearance of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.

4. Ceramides: Ceramides are lipid molecules that play a crucial role in maintaining the skin's barrier function. Using a ceramide-rich cleanser or moisturiser at night can help strengthen the skin's protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and enhancing overall skin health. Discover our ceramide-rich range called Rest Day, which contains a gentle and soothing cleanser, Rest Day Cleansing Milk, and 2 options of moisturisers: Rest Day Comfort Cream and Rest Day Barrier Repair Balm.

5. Antioxidants: While antioxidants are beneficial during the day for protecting the skin from free radical damage, they can also provide added benefits when used at night. Antioxidants like vitamin C and E help neutralize free radicals, repair environmental damage, and brighten the skin complexion. You can mix a few drops of our Citylife Anti-Oxidant Concentrate to either your serum or moisturiser to protect your skin against pollutants and free radicals.



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