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Nov 04, 2016
by Vivant Skin Care
There’s no denying that when you wake up after a good night’s sleep, you look perkier, brighter and fresher. It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing. But the reason for the beauty boost is not simply a good rest. There are a number of complex biological factors at work here.
While you’re sleeping, your cells are busy working to repair the damage done throughout the day from pollutants, UV radiation and environmental exposure. Blood vessels dilate to increase the flow of nutrients and oxygen to skin, which helps remove toxins and promote brighter complexion. The stress hormone cortisol, which causes a thinning of the skin and an increase in oil production, is reduced during sleep. At the same time, the antioxidant sleep hormone melatonin increases, aiding in cellular repair. With all these elements in motion, nighttime is the ideal time to boost your body’s own repair cycle. Here are our recommendations for optimizing your nighttime skin care routine.
Cleansing at night is particularly important to remove makeup along with the accumulation of dirt, oil and debris from the day. It’s also the essential first step to prepare skin for the rest of your products. A great choice for all skin types is Vivant’s Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser, which harnesses the antioxidant strength of green tea, grape seed oil and kiwi extract to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup without stripping skin’s natural acid mantle.
Toners are a swipe right for bright, beautiful skin. They not only clear away all the residual dirt and oil from the day, they balance your skin’s pH, aid in exfoliating dead skin cells, refining pores, and perhaps most importantly, prime skin for more efficient, deeper penetration of follow-on corrector products. One of our favorites for all skin types is 3% Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner, a brightening formula that also stimulates collagen production. Indispensable in your nighttime routine; good for morning as well.
Your skin is already in regeneration mode at night, bump up the benefit by using vitamin A therapies, which jumpstart exfoliation and cell renewal. Start with Derm-A-Gel® Daily Vitamin A serum. Enhanced with brightening kojic acid and softening lactic acid, this patented, lightweight formula works to boost cellular metabolism, reduce fine lines, promote a more even skin tone, and clear blemishes, all while nourishing skin with anti-inflammatory and moisturizing ingredients. After skin acclimates, usage can be increased to morning and night.
At night, skin loses some of its natural hydration. Restore balance and multiply skin’s nightly regenerative phase by adding a renewing moisture seal to the mix. Vivant’s Marine Skin Nourishing Cream uses a blend of antioxidants, bioactive marine minerals, amino acids and sea proteins to replenish and restore suppleness and elasticity. Marine draws in and retains moisture while protecting against damage caused by free radicals.
Don’t Forget The Eye Cream
No nighttime routine is complete without special attention for the delicate skin around the eyes. Give eyes a revitalizing rest with Vivant’s antioxidant and nutrient rich Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream. Oligopeptides, caffeine, grape seed oil, and Vitamin A combine to speed cell regeneration, brighten dark circles, reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines so you wake looking bright-eyed and beautiful.
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