Day and Night, How does your skin work?


One of the best protective things you can do for your skin is have a mineral broad spectrum sunscreen in your moisturizer. Look for one with Zinc Oxide instead of a chemical blocker, which can break down after 30 minutes of sun exposure. Perhaps leading you to wonder why you got a sunburn when you put on sunscreen?

Both UVA and UVB rays are capable of damaging your skin. UVA rays can penetrate your skin more deeply and cause your skin cells to age prematurely. … The other 5 percent of UV rays are UVB. They have higher energy levels than UVA rays, and typically damage the outermost layers of your skin, causing sunburn. So think of it like this, UVA= Aging, UVB= Burning. Protect your skin from both UV rays with broad spectrum SPF.

Your skin at night, what happens…

At night, your skin switches from ‘protect’ mode to ‘repair’, and it’s time for the skin to recover from the day’s stresses. Melatonin and human growth hormone (HGH) production are boosted, which in turn accelerates skin regeneration and the production of antioxidant enzymes. Dr. Obagi defines one full skin cycle as the time it takes from baby cells to be born at the deepest layer of the epidermis (the skin’s outer layer), and mature as they rise to the surface of the skin, and ultimately are shed off. This process takes approximately six weeks. Which is why it’s so important to cleanse and treat your skin at the end of the day to help support your body’s repair mode. Another good tip is to use a night cream with hyaluronic acid which supports the protective moisture barrier with hydration to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

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