Night & Day: How Your Skin is Different at Night


In the last decade, dermatological studies have shown significant differences in the skin between daytime and nighttime. In the daytime, your skin goes into protective mode. More sebum (oily secretion from the sebaceous glands in the skin) is produced between noon and 5pm when sun is at its peak. During the night, your skin goes into renewal mode. Microcirculation increases and the skin increases moisture in the process. So you’ll want to use products that support what the skin is trying to do. Here are some nighttime skin care routine tips to support skin regeneration:

  • Exfoliate. By helping skin shed the top layers of dead cells, you increase the speed at which the new, healthy skin cells migrate to the surface. Products with AHAs or Retinols are ideal for use at night and help increase cell turnover and the appearance of healthy skin.

  • Nourish. Since your skin is in regeneration mode, you’ll want to feed it essential nutrients to help build healthy skin cells and the skin structure to support it. Products rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and E are essential. Products containing longer chain peptides and growth factor proteins are ideal for application in the evening when skin cells are being produced more quickly.

  • Moisturize. We did say that skin is increasing its own moisture at night, but helping the skin with this process will actually help prevent it from over producing sebum which can clog pores and foster breakouts. Natural moisturizing ingredients from botanically derived oils and natural moisture factor ingredients should be part of any nighttime product routine. Proper nighttime moisture is essential for proper moisture balance throughout the day.

Skin Authority Night Revitalizer was specially designed to address most of the skin’s nighttime needs in one simple step. That’s important, because at the end of a busy day, who wants to spend a lot of time with their skin care routine? Yet, as we learned, this is renewal time for skin, so we don’t want to ignore it. Your nighttime skin care is essential to achieving healthy, radiant skin.

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