What Happens To Skin At Night? 

While we sleep, our bodies produce hormones and antioxidants that accelerate skin repair and cell regeneration, helping to maintain a healthy and youthful-looking complexion.

In the prelude to sleep, between 7 and 11pm, skin becomes more permeable, allowing topical treatments and repairing ingredients to be better absorbed. The production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) also increases, enhancing feelings of tiredness and improving the skin’s ability to repair itself.

Between 11pm and 4am, the human growth hormone accelerates cell regeneration, while encouraging the production of antioxidant enzymes to repair the oxidative damage caused by free radicals, pollution, and UV rays. 

Keep reading to learn how to make the most of this circadian rhythm with a curated evening skincare routine as recommended by our experts.

Plus, find out how optimal repair doesn’t stop at skincare as we have partnered with Asceno, a brand that elevates your downtime through their luxury silk and linen sleepwear.

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Omorovicza Founder Margaret wearing Asceno Sleepwear

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How To Support Overnight Skin Repair 

A good nighttime skincare routine should support this natural repair process by feeding the skin with nourishing vitamins, minerals and hydrators. Exfoliating ingredients, like salicylic acid or retinal, should be applied to encourage natural cell renewal.

  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Apply Serum
  4. Hydrate with Eye & Night Creams
  5. Protect Skin with Silk Sleepwear

Step 1: Active Cleanse 

Start your nighttime skincare routine with an Active Cleanse to remove the dirt, impurities and pollutants that have settled on the skin throughout the day.

Start with Thermal Cleansing Balm, which harnesses calcium and magnesium-rich Hungarian Moor mud to draw out impurities and cleanse away makeup, leaving skin feeling clean, soft and hydrated.

Follow with a second cleanse using Cleansing Foam to remove impurities and prepare skin for next steps of your routine.

Close up of model's face with Thermal Cleansing Balm applied to her skin. The product has grey colour due to  Hungarian Moor Mud Close up of model's face with Thermal Cleansing Balm applied to her skin. The product has grey colour due to  Hungarian Moor Mud
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Step 2: Tone 

A toner can help promote overnight cell renewal, while clarifying, brightening and reviving dull-looking skin.

Our plumping, nourishing Queen Essence is a post-cleanse skin prep essential, setting skin up to better absorb active ingredients of your serums and treatments. Combining natural snow mushroom and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and boost moisture levels, while antioxidant tomato stem cells protect skin from urban pollutants to help defend against premature ageing.

Use daily as a part of your evening routine before applying treatment serums and moisturiser.

Step 3: Apply Serum 

Stimulate optimal nighttime skin repair with a nourishing and rejuvenating night serum.

Midnight Renewal is formulated with an innovative form of retinal, which stimulates collagen and boosts elasticity, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bioactive microalgae shield skin from the damaging effects of stress on the skin, while a nurturing combination of polyglutamic acid and oat lipid hydrate and repair the skin barrier.

By morning, skin looks plump, smooth and radiant.

Model applying Midnight Renewal Serum to her face. The product has a light texture and a yellow colour. Model applying Midnight Renewal Serum to her face. The product has a light texture and a yellow colour.
A close up of a model's face with Rejuvenating Night Cream applied to her cheek A close up of a model's face with Rejuvenating Night Cream applied to her cheek

Step 4: Hydrate with Eye & Night Creams

Prone to dark circles and fine lines, the eye contour is 20 times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face. Protect the delicate area by adding a nourishing eye treatment, like our Gold Eye Lift, to your nighttime skincare routine.

To help skin repair itself faster and more efficiently overnight, finish with a restoring and hydrating night cream.

Rejuvenating Night Cream is formulated with hazelnut peptides that work to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lending skin a plump, firm and rejuvenated appearance.

Step 5: Protect Skin with Silk Sleepwear

To double down on benefits and protect skin further, opt for silk sleepwear as a part of your beauty regime.

“Wearing silk pyjamas to sleep has many proven benefits - most notably comfort, but they also offer respite. Rather than trapping heat and drawing out moisture, the silk retains it and has a soothing effect on the skin overall while keeping it protected.”

Poppy Sexton-Wainwright, Founder and Creative Director at Asceno

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196 days ago By OmoroviczaCategory: Expert Advice