Night Skin Care
Author: Kevin Agrawal
Have you ever heard the term written all over your face? Wrinkles, dark spots and premature aging are the signs of stress, poor diet and dangerous environmental elements written all over your face.
Aging is a natural process, but nobody has to aage gracefullya anymore thanks to advanced skincare technology. And it doesn't take Botox or expensive plastic surgery to fight the signs of aging. A good night cream can effectively work to build collagen and elastin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and lighten age spots leaving you with firmer, fresher, more supple-looking skina"and your age is anybody's guess.
Applying a nighttime cream will be the easiest part of your entire skincare regimen. Just put it on before you go to sleep and let cream do the work for you.
- It rejuvenates your skin after it has been exposed to the elements all day.
- Moisturizes and protects the skin
- Helps to repair damage from free radicals
- Supports the skin's cell renewal process.
- Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers.
Night creams work with your body's biorhythms. While the body sleeps, skin rejuvenates because muscles relax and pores open up. This allows the beneficial ingredients in night creams to penetrate deeply and work more efficiently.1
A superior nighttime skin cream should contain these time-tested ingredients:
Retinyl Propionate.1 This is a form of vitamin A and a powerful antioxidant which supports the repair of damaged cells and assists in the synthesis of new cell formation. Retinyl propionate also protects the skin against UV rays.. Retinyl propionate is converted to retinoic acida"which plays a role in reducing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to lighten skin pigmentation.
Glycolic Acid.2 This is an AHA (Alpha hydroxyl acid) which is a powerful exfoliant that removes dead skin cells on the skin surface. It is also act as a mild astringent and toner to tighten skin.. It has a natural skin brightening effect and supports collagen synthesis and moisturizes skin, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
L-Ascorbic Acid3 is a form of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant. It supports collagen synthesis, reduces melanin formation and provides skin whitening effect when applied locally. . It protects against sun damage.
Licorice extract4 contains glabridin, which is an herbal skin lightener. Glabridin inhibits hyperpigmentation by preventing tyrosinase enzyme synthesis. Tyrosinase is responsible for melanin synthesis and pigmentation of skin. Licorice extract also has anti-inflammatory properties.
No matter what your skin type is it will surely benefit from a nighttime skin care routine. NightSkin acts as a facial, providing you healthy skin benefits while you sleep.
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