This is when all the good work happens. The skin goes into overdrive, deep-cleaning all the damage accumulated from the day.
This is when all the good work happens. The skin goes into overdrive, deep-cleaning all the damage accumulated from the day – a vital stage that not only keeps the skin healthy but the whole body, too, as the daily build-up of toxins and damaged (and potentially dangerous) cells are removed. Plus, this is the time when the cells renew – essential for normal, healthy skin. Hence why we look so rosy and refreshed after a good night’s sleep, compared to the wan and washed-out complexion from a night spent partying. In the short-term, lack of rest makes us look tired; in the long-term, it fast-forwards skin aging.
Our skin is synced with our body clock, but it’s also affected by daylight and darkness, and when the sun sets, the skin starts its natural cleaning process. So whenever possible, and especially in winter, clean your skin as soon as you get home, as removing makeup, dirt and pollution lets the skin perform its natural job better.
While some processes happen after dark, most occur while we are asleep, so ensuring we actually drop off is key. Instilling a routine that gets your mind, body and senses calmed makes a real difference to better sleep – it really worked for me.