Nightly Skincare Routine
Attention: skincare junkies.📣 Tess here with an important note on your nightly skincare routine.
So! You’ve invested in your homecare— We’re talking Masks! Serums! (shout out to @Dermaplus‘ Alpha Beta X + BPO Spot!) Moisturizer! Possibly Retin-A! Jade rollers! A silk pillow case if you’re fancy like that.. but one of the biggest (and free) ways to maximize your entire routine and skincare toolbox is actually a matter of WHEN you apply the above. When it comes to PM skincare, timing really is everything.💤
Dermaplus pro-tip📝: Apply your skincare EARLY in the evening priority every evening— and be mindful of how you can introduce your nightly products early on, even if traveling, working out, or getting home late. Research shows that the natural repair processes of the skin happen when the sun goes down. Your skin’s stem cells are like little night owls in the epidermis– they do their best work at night, and are responsible for creating new skin cells. Hence, why you’re better off giving them a little boost by applying your nighttime products sooner, rather than later.🕙
By having a nightime skincare routine, you’re already winning. The skin actually functions differently in the evening, and your PM hours are a prime window for maximizing the benefits of your treatment products for several reasons:
+ The water content in the cells are the lowest due to transepidermal water loss (your skin is thirsty + craving hydration)
+ Your skin’s protective barrier function is decreased, so there is more permeability (again, a golden window of opportunity for product penetration.)
+ DNA repair and renewal is active (aka your skin is ready to receive nutrients, and thrive!)
+ You reduce the liklihood of wasting your skincare on your pillowcase.
Kick off your bedtime skincare routine before dinner, or as soon as you step foot in the door. Make it the FIRST thing you check off your evening to-do list, a way you trigger your body’s wind down clock, remind yourself that you and your skin are a priority, and allow your sweet skin cells to work smarter, not harder while they put in the OT. Good night, and good luck, sleeping beauties!👸🏼 – Tess