Sensitive skin, which is more reactive to external aggressors, needs extra caring. And the best time to give it some special treatment? As you sleep. Read on to discover why night-time is the right time to soothe sensitive or allergic skin.
Skin repair goes into hyperdrive
Just as sleep is vital for restoring your body and brain, it’s crucial for the health of your skin. Cellular repair and cell turnover increases at night, meaning you’re better able to recover from the day’s exposure to the sun, allergens and pollution. It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing!
The skin loses water and produces less oil
Your body naturally loses water via the skin in a process called trans-epidermal water loss. Greater moisture loss occurs at night, and the skin also secretes less naturally-lubricating sebum. Meaning you’re more likely to wake up to a dry and irritated complexion.
You produce less cortisol
During the day a high level of the stress hormone cortisol damages collagen and reduces the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid which can result in prematurely aged and dry skin. Thankfully, a good night’s sleep reduces cortisol levels, slowing down the hands of time. As an added bonus, the sleep hormone melatonin acts as a potent antioxidant.
Your skin drinks up ingredients
Cleansing your face before bed might seem like a hassle, but it really IS important. Especially if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin. Not only does removing makeup prevent skin congestion, it allows you to treat your skin with targeted products. Active ingredients are more readily absorbed by the skin at night.
COMPLETE YOUR ROUTINE
With a soothing gel texture, Toleriane Ultra Overnight has been created specially to soothe even the most sensitive and allergy-prone skins. As you sleep. Carnosine and vitamin E neutralise free radicals, while neurosensine helps soothe and reduce irritation.
Free from preservatives, parabens, fragrance and alcohol, the minimalist formula is enriched with soothing La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, and has been tested on allergic skin.
Toleriane Ultra Range provides all-day long protection and comfort for reactive skins and is hermetically sealed to avoid contamination. Intensely hydrating and easily absorbed, it allows seamless makeup application.