While you are looking forward to hopping under your comfy duvet to unplug for the day. Your skin’s shift is about to start! And it is the skin’s busiest time – the regeneration phase. During this phase the skin is regenerating new cells and repairing any damages that have occurred during the day. During the night, as our skin regenerates itself, our body temperature starts to increase and ultimately we will perspire and lose water. What this can cause is that we experience dry skin in the morning. Thus, the proper night time skincare routine is critical to support the skin during this phase.
Why dry skin happens at night
Your skin goes through daily circadian rhythms. During these circadian rhythms certain activities occur either during the day or at night. Research shows, a handful of these natural functions can deplete hydration levels at night. Take transepidermal water loss (TEWL), for example — this process, in which water passes from the dermis and evaporates out through the epidermis, spikes in the evening. Meanwhile, the recovery of your skin barrier — its outermost layer — decreases, because the skin is porous, water vapour is constantly lost through the skin via evaporation. Water loss occurring under non-sweating conditions is called transepidermal water loss. Additionally, the skin’s temperature and permeability increase. As this is a natural cycle which has an upside as during the night is the time to use ingredients that support this repair process and supports its natural repair work mentioned above. By doing so, it can reduce the evaporation of water from skin’s surface and provide actives to support the renewal process.
3 Things to do to safeguard skin for sleep
Wash with soothing cleansers
Washing your face with a non-stripping cleanser before bed is non-negotiable. And to remove any makeup, dirt, and pollution particles that piled up during the day. If left on overnight, it can cause inflammation and hinder the regeneration process. Once you are done with cleansing, don’t rub the skin dry – gently pat it which is less irritating to your skin and leaves your skin more moist. Follow it with a Face Mist or a toner to remove any residue from the cleanser and also have a thin layer of water on your face. Skin requires waters and water functions as a delivery service to help for the actives to enter the skin barrier.
Apply multi-talented treatments
In addition to using your most reparative and regenerative treatments including antioxidants, niacinamide, peptides, ceramides at bedtime to sync with skin’s renewal cycle, it is also key to apply products with a combination of humectant, emollient, and occlusive properties. All of what can be achieved by layering our Everyday Glow Serum under our NEW Overnight Hydration Mask. Emollients soften rough skin cells while humectants like hyaluronic acid act like a sponge to pull hydration into the skin, when formulated by professional experts. Hyaluronic Acid can also be formulated too much and can actually be extracting moisture from the skin instead of from the air and maintaining hydration within. Occlusives perform the very important function of forming a seal over skin to prevent water loss — unlike most night creams which use pore-clogging waxes, silicone or petrochemical-based synthetics to do this. Overnight Hydration Mask uses Organic Mango Seed Butter and our high-quality Cacay Oil.
Invest in a humidifier
Beyond having benefits for your immune system, humidifiers do wonders for your complexion — more water in the air equals more water in your skin. This is especially helpful during winter, when the mix of cold, dry air outside and indoor heating zaps moisture levels.
Your overnight skin routine
Everyday Cleansing Oil
Our retailers and customers love our Everyday Cleansing Oil for the thorough job it does removing foundation, mascara, and the like, this cleanser is also ideal for sensitive and dry types because of how gentle it is on the skin barrier and for the oils chosen leaving the ingredients soft and sooth. Make sure to always thorough clean your make-up off each night before applying all your other ingredients.
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Everyday Face Toner
An antioxidant-packed toner that fills the skin with hydration and supports it self-healing abilities. It balances your ph after your cleanse and enhances the absorption of the products to follow.
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Everyday Face Oil
Made with fatty acid-rich plant oils like Meadowfoam, Almond Oil as well as our signature oil Cacay Oil that act as emollients and occlusives, this moisture-replenishing treatment leaves skin immediately softer and smoother. Use it as your last skincare product to seal in the moisture and protect your skin from losing too much moisture during night.
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Everyday Glow Serum
Rich in mineral and vitamins with a unique blend of herbs to reactivate the mitochondria in your skin to replenish your skin’s vitamins and minerals to bring back the glow. As us, our skin can suffer from a skin-burnout. Hence it is vital to provide the skin with the right amount of vitamins and minerals to support its regeneration process. Layer the Glow Serum under the Everyday Face Oil or RENEW Cacay Oil + A or you can also apply it before you apply the Overnight Hydration Mask.
A silky and luxurious blend that drives hydration into skin and keeps it there while you sleep (so you wake up to supple luminosity) — it features four different types of hyaluronic acid replenishing water reserves on each skin level combined with nourishing ingredients like mango seed butter, Silver ear mushroom, Cacay Oil and other nourishing ingredients. You can also use our Hydration Mask as an overnight hydration mask.
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Would you like to talk through your evening routine and try some of the products above. Head over to our new Customised Beauty Care Plan to talk about ingredients, products and your skin needs. The cost of the session can be redeemed against the products. Learn more about how we can help you find the right product and head over to NAYA’s Customised Beauty Care Plan.