Skin regeneration: How does it regenerate?
During the day, our skin protects us from external aggressions such as the sun, pollution, stress, blue light from screens... it acts as a shield.
However at night , our skin undergoes less external aggressions , it is a moment of intensive cellular regeneration of the skin . Studies show us that the multiplication of cells in the epidermis is maximum at 1 am and minimum at 1 pm. The night favors the renewal of the skin and its repair , because it benefits from this niche of tranquility, "sleep", to set up these mechanisms of cellular renewal. This is why with Benu Blanc , we have designed the Promise of Youth box.
Sleep is essential and it makes you beautiful!
The night is an essential moment for the beauty and health of our skin , while the body is resting, our skin is boiling.
Cellular regeneration, strengthening of the epidermis, activation of the epidermis: the skin sets up its own weapons to face the day and protect itself from external aggressions.
When we sleep, the skin has a perfectly quiet time to renew itself . This renewal is the process of cell division, the stem cells of the skin are divided into two:
- Part 1 rises to the surface of the skin to replace dead cells and act as a protective barrier.
- The 2nd part stays in the same place, “regains strength”, to divide again. During this nocturnal calm, skin cells multiply 3 times more than during the day. Between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., the skin activates blood circulation to have more energy to initiate cell renewal. The pores of the skin dilate to eliminate toxins , and this also makes the skin more permeable, therefore more receptive to treatments which penetrate more easily .
The good night ritual for a restful sleep
As in life, there is a time for everything in the daily skincare routine. It is good to know that between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. the function of the epidermal barrier of the skin is the least optimal, which makes the skin more receptive to treatments which penetrate more easily through the epidermis into the dermis.
It's the perfect time to use cosmetics rich in active ingredients and highly effective ingredients to enhance your beauty.
How to have a fresh, radiant complexion and smooth skin when you wake up?
All you have to do is set up a daily “good night” ritual that is as simple as good evening.
Step 1: double cleansing of the skin
This is an essential gesture in the daily maintenance of the skin, to allow it to renew itself in the best possible conditions and to prepare it for the application of care. If you forget this step, pollution, dust, sebum and dead cells accumulated during the day will lead to the appearance of pimples, blackheads, dull complexion, dryness and redness upon waking. The skin will not have regenerated properly, because blocked by external environmental aggressors.
How to perform this ritual ? Nothing's easier !
- Remove make-up from the skin using an oily, aqueous-based cleanser such as a make-up remover oil or a make-up remover balm. This will remove makeup, excess sebum and dead skin.
- Use a cleanser such as a foam or gel cleanser. This allows you to refine the cleaning by removing dust and impurities, to end up with perfectly clean skin, ready to receive the active ingredients of the care.
Tip: Once or twice a week , exfoliate your skin using a chemical, enzymatic or mechanical exfoliant (the choice of exfoliant depends on your skin type). The exfoliation will awaken your complexion radiance by deeply cleaning the pores, which can be blocked by sebum, impurities, dead cells or the rest of the make-up. This is an important step to promote proper cell renewal.
Step 2: Hydration
This is a an essential step for a luminous complexion upon waking , it delays the appearance of signs of aging and helps your skin perform its protective role during the day. Remember to determine the needs and your skin type and select the moisturizer adapted to your skin.
That said, from the age of 25-30, it is advisable to opt for treatments composed of active ingredients that help your skin in cell renewal and boost collagen synthesis, such as the Dermoioniq Smoothing and Plumping Concentrate for example. A real youth booster , this serum has a formula enriched with hyaluronic acid which reinforces the power of Freshwater Collagen® and stimulates the natural synthesis of collagen and allows deeper penetration of the active ingredients. The formula is completed with extracts of Kigelia fruit and Rhodophycea red algae with smoothing and moisturizing powers . From the first applications, the skin appears more "plumped" and redensified from the inside. Wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed, the face looks younger, the features are rested, the oval remodeled. Apply it every night for a real “blowout” when you wake up.
Advice: To optimize cellular regeneration and allow your skincare products to penetrate better, it is recommended to perform a facial massage, during your routine, to activate microcirculation and take full advantage of the active ingredients in your cosmetics. Enter into complete relaxation with a self-massage, to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, relax facial features and release the tensions of the day, thus ensuring the best beauty sleep!
Silk – the must-have for the skin at night
After performing your “good night” ritual, it is important to multiply its benefits by sleeping on a silk pillowcase, like that of Benu Blanc. Unlike cotton, silk is hydrophobic, that is to say that it will not dehydrate your skin or absorb the care you have applied to your face. This will provide optimal hydration to your skin and boost the benefits of your skincare routine overnight . Silk also provides an anti-aging effect , and is recommended to slow down premature aging of the skin. Indeed, thanks to the enzymes present in the silk, the care that you apply in the evening on your skin will penetrate much better into the epidermis during the night. In addition, the enzymes found in the silk protein have an antibacterial action, and bring a feeling of calm to people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis or severe acne. You will have understood that silk is your best friend during the night!
Discover the Promise of Youth box, an exclusive collaboration between Dermoioniq and Benu Blanc. A 100% French night duo. specially designed to promote nocturnal cell regeneration .
To find out more about this box, go to the Promise of Youth page to discover the offer.