Enhance Your Beauty Sleep By Using A Good Quality Night Cream
We’ve all heard the saying about getting our “beauty sleep”. Seems like that old saying could be closer to the truth than we imagine because the body actually does most of its repairing while we are asleep.
It makes perfect sense to support our body’s repairing and replenishing processes by using a good quality night cream. So what should you look for in a good quality night cream?
What is Your Skin Made Of?
To understand what a good night cream should consist of, we need to think about what the skin is made of.
Protein. The skin consists of different ingredients that support the elasticity and suppleness of the skin such as filigrin, collagen and elastin. Each of these are proteins found in the epidermal cells. Filigrin acts like a glue to support a healthy skin barrier. Collagen supports the connective tissue while elastin acts like a coil and recoils like a spring to give elasticity to the skin.
Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF)and water retaining ingredients. The skin typically contains ingredients that act like a reservoir and attract water from the atmosphere. They include Sodium PCA and Sodium Hyaluronate.
Lipids or fats. The fats of the skin consist of ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol. Lipids protect the skin and form a layer around each cell (known as the lipid bilayer). Ceramide is essential for supporting the skins barrier function.
Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants such as Vitamin E and C are essential for free radical protection. Other vitamins and minerals found in the skin include vitamin A, B’s and zinc.
Night Cream Essentials
When selecting a good night cream you therefore need to ensure that it contains ingredients to enhance the proteins and production of collagen, elastin and filigrin, replenish vitamins and minerals, Natural Moisturizing Factors plus the lipids.
Native Night Cream contains the following ingredients to help improve the appearance of your skin;
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) to enhance function within the skin and improve natural levels of ceramide and collagen structure, giving a firmer looking skin. B3 also improves the appearance of smoother and better hydrated looking skin.