The Golden Hour of Skin Care
Most skincare efficacious ingredients are used twice a day, as they are also required to follow the principle of ease of use (morning and evening use) when the efficacy of ingredients is studied. Individual cases are once a day, for example, the use of VA and its derivatives. These contents of our platform already have more detailed information for your reference. What I want to talk about today is how to follow the skin’s biological clock to enhance the skincare effect, which is actually the so-called golden time of skincare.
The main reason for this is the fact that it is a good idea to take care of your skin. The actual fact is that you will be able to get a good grasp of this time. The basic content of the morning care is mainly antioxidant, moisturizing, sun protection, etc.. The night care is not quite the same, we need to be more sophisticated.
Evening care we can do in two parts.
(A) After work
Evening care should start after work. Generally speaking, when you come back from work, it is the time when our skin temperature is the highest and our skin barrier is the weakest, so the moisture loss is more obvious. At this time we need to promptly cleanse the dirt and makeup accumulated on the skin throughout the day, and at the same time do a good job of moisturizing and locking water, and let the skin fully relax.
(B) Two hours after sunset
This is basically when we have finished eating dinner, and this is the start of our prime skin care time. This is because most of the skin repair, regeneration and recovery is done between 9:00 pm and 12:00 pm. Why? From about 9:00 pm onwards, two important changes occur in our body.
One is that the secretion of melatonin begins to increase dramatically. You may be familiar with its role in promoting sleep, but this hormone also has a potent antioxidant and pro-repair effect.
The other hormone is growth hormone. Growth hormone is a hormone we are all familiar with, it is an indispensable hormone for body growth and repair. Growth hormone is produced twice as much at night as during the day. This means that 70% of the growth hormone is secreted at night. This provides the conditions for our body to repair and adjust itself.
When we were young, we probably heard adults say that if we don’t sleep, we can’t grow taller. The reason for this is that growth hormone is secreted mainly during the time when we sleep. This may also be why since ancient times there are “beauty sleep” this kind of saying. Of course, this is also the best time for our skin to metabolize, repair and regenerate.
What is our skin doing during this time?
1) Repairing damaged collagen fibers, elastic fibers, and matrix components.
2) Repairing damaged epidermal cell DNA.
3) Epidermal cell renewal also occurs mainly at night. It is scientifically proven that the rate of epidermal cell renewal is 30 times higher at night compared to noon.
4) Re-establishment and reserve of its antioxidant balance.
5) Skin permeability increases, supplying oxygen and nutrients to the skin, and taking away “waste” and promoting skin metabolism.