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Your energy, your weight, weather—There are many things that naturally fluctuate during the day. And while those highs and lows may make these seem daunting, it’s actually your body (and in the latter case the atmosphere) serving very specific functions. Same goes for your skin!

It’s easy to understand your skin’s needs throughout the year as changes can become quite obvious (think itchy skin in winter or wonderful glowing skin in summer), but time Weather isn’t the only thing that changes your skin. In fact, it goes through many things within one day!

We’ll unpack those key changes plus the best course of action to help your skin look its best from morning to night.

Your skin for the day

From the time you wake up until your skin darkens, your skin is doing a very specific job. During the day, your skin is protecting your body from UV exposure, moisture loss, pollution, extreme temperatures, and blocking invaders — not to mention helping you feel the world around you. around through touch! Yes, it was a tough gig.

Technically, it also changes from day to night, as this is very different environment for your skin. This is thanks to your body’s circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle) that helps your skin go from protective and hydrated mode to repair and reset mode.

To learn more about your skin at night and how to help repair it, visit here.

Your skin is in protective mode

Do you ever feel like your skin looks better in the morning? The cause is often attributed to your skin becoming thicker in the morning, as it prepares to defend against stressors throughout the day. However, even at its thickest point, our skin is less than a tenth of an inch thick.

There are a number of ways to not only keep a bright look that lasts all day, but also help keep your skin protected. First, antioxidants. These free radical-fighting skincare supplements help protect your skin against environmental aggressors and UV radiation damage that can occur during the day.

We present Flavo-C Ultraglican, a supercharged antioxidant serum designed to help protect against oxidative stress and deeply hydrate skin for a natural, radiant complexion.

Next, sunscreen. It’s your front line defense against the damaging UV rays that lead to visible signs of skin aging — AKA photoaging. But here’s the thing: it’s not an overnight deal; you need to re-register.

That’s because every time you step outside for a break, you’re putting your skin in jeopardy. We recommend reapplying every two hours, after washing your face, swimming, or sweating from an early workout session.

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Sebum production increases, AKA Your face may be oily

Whether it’s in response to external stressors or to everyday difficulties (work emails, traffic, and never-ending to-do lists), stress is very real – very alot of oil— Effects on the skin. Regardless of the cause, sebum production peaks in the afternoon. That means it’s normal to experience the light at lunchtime at the office.

If you have oily skin, we recommend using non-comedogenic products (those that won’t clog your pores). Also, be sure to use a mild cleanser like Micellar Solution in the morning to remove nighttime oil build-up and excess product.

Your skin loses moisture

From afternoon to evening, your skin naturally loses moisture. This is due to transepidermal water loss (TEWL), a very natural process by which your skin loses water to the surrounding air through evaporation. Think of it as a way of regulating the skin’s water content.

However, many environmental factors — such as exposure to the sun, low-humidity climates, wind, and more — can worsen TEWL. So what happens when your skin loses more water than it can replace? That’s when you’re seeing dry, rough, even irritated or itchy skin.

If this sounds like you, you’ll want to adopt a daily skin care routine for dehydrated skin. Also, feel free to reapply moisturizer, especially after washing your hands or face.

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Every day is a new opportunity to press Reset

We can see that skin care is not only a part of your morning routine but also a lifestyle with healthy skin at the forefront. Knowing how hard your skin works can help you give it what it needs to stay strong and healthy, not just in the morning but throughout the many hours of the day, day in and day out. other day.

And as we can see, even though your skin does a lot of work during the day, it doesn’t need (that) more from you: a consistent morning routine and always, always sunscreen.

Presenter:
InformedHealth.org [Internet]. Cologne, Germany: Institute for Quality and Effectiveness in Healthcare (IQWiG); 2006-. How does skin work? 2009 September 28 [Updated 2019 Apr 11]. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279255/
Matsui MS et al. The circadian rhythm of the skin. Int J Mol Sci 2016
J Rhythm Biol. 2015 June; 30 (3): 163-82. Available from:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926335/

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