Rehydrate your Skin while you Sleep
When we sleep our body begins to repair itself. “There are many important connections between health and sleep,” says Johns Hopkins sleep expert and neurologist Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D. It has been noticed that deep sleep is the time of peak growth hormone release in the body. This is incredibly important when it comes to skincare that your skin cells reproduce and repair, to the best of their ability.
During this time it's important to encourage your skin to rehydrate. As your skin loses moisture throughout the day especially when you’re asleep! The hormones released in deep sleep are great for healing but also can dehydrate.
The best way of avoiding this is by using a sleep mask. They are designed to release plenty of active ingredients in those precious few hours, which that can work to rehydrate your skin or help with any other skin problems you might be combating.
To try a sleeping mask of your own, our sleeping mask is our 8 Hour Radiance Renewal Sleeping Mask. It combines signature ingredients including Shea Butter, Rice Bran, Panthenol.
Shea Butter is rich in antioxidants, high in vitamins A and E, works as an emollient to keep your skin young and supple. It also helps to tighten the skin and lessen the wrinkles and fine lines appearance. Traditionally, Shea Butter was a staple ingredient used for its medicinal benefits in African pharmacology. Local healers used this nourishing butter – often making it the key ingredient – to address health issues such as coughing, bruising, rheumatism, inflammation, minor bone dislocation, and leprosy. Its wound-healing properties made it effective in diminishing stretch marks and regenerating skin that had been cut, especially soothing the uncomfortable results of circumcision.
Historically, Japanese women have used the leftover water from washing rice in the bath to soften and smooth their skin. Within our 8 Hour Radiance Renewal Sleeping Mask, Rice Bran aims to deeply hydrate and restore your skin’s natural glow. It’s high in Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Omega-9, a rich array of fatty acids. In addition, it contains a rich source of antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, CoQ10, and lycopene, that can shield skin from environmental and internal stressors.
Finally, our sleeping mask contains, Panthenol which helps restore damaged skin whilst helping reduce itching and inflammation. When it is absorbed into the skin, Panthenol very quickly turning into pantothenic acid. Which binds water and enhances hydration and cell growth. It has been known as a provitamin of B5 because of its uses as an emollient and moisturiser.