The skin cells, like the whole organism, have an “internal clock”, therefore, the needs of the skin change during the day.
This phenomenon is called circadian or circadian rhythm. The needs of the skin depend on these rhythms, genetics (heredity) and epigenetics (life circumstances).
The general rule is that in the morning you need moisture, protection from weather changes and prevention of exposure to exposure, and in the evening – moisture and regeneration.
The task of the day cream is to protect against the negative effects of the environment that provoke premature aging. Therefore, it should contain antioxidants: vitamins C and E, polyphenols, etc.
The task of the night cream is to restore and deeply penetrate the assets into the skin, since metabolic processes are triggered from 23:00 to 02:00. Therefore, night remedies must be active.
At night, transepidermal moisture loss increases as the protective barrier weakens. This process dehydrates, tightens the skin and increases its sensitivity.
Among the main components in the night remedy, the components for strengthening the protective barrier predominate: ceramides, omega-6 and 9 acids, vegetable oils (apricot, shea and others).
The oils help the skin to retain moisture and be nourished and smooth. That is why there is an opinion that night creams should be very dense in texture, literally like a Soviet baby cream.
But the main thing is that the product contains components to strengthen the protective barrier, and the texture can be both light and classic.
How to properly apply night cream
- Warm a small amount of cream between your fingers.
- Pressing your palms to your cheeks, begin slow circular movements.
- Distribute the cream, moving from one temple to another, first in the forehead and then in the lower part of the face.
- Spread the cream along the cheeks to the temples, finish with a drainage gesture towards the base of the neck.
Under the age of 20-25, you can limit yourself to the same moisturizer day and evening. But after 25 years, it is more effective to divide cosmetics into daytime and nighttime.
The first will prevent deterioration, and the second will correct. Textures should be chosen in the morning light, allowing you to apply makeup on top, and in the evening – enveloping, softening.
How to cleanse your skin after sleep
- Wash with a product selected for the type and condition of the skin.
- Wipe your face with tonic or lotion.
- Apply daytime treatment and SPF.
- To do makeup.