What Happens To Your Skin During Sleep?

What Happens To Your Skin During Sleep?

The flower of beauty blooms beautifully with a good night’s sleep.

Sleep and beauty have a miraculous relationship that has been scientifically proven over the years with many studies. During what is considered the Golden Hours from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am, the level of melatonin and collagen peaks, and your skin switches into recovery and regenerative mode. While you are still in dreamland, your sleep deeply unwinds your muscles and melts away oxidative damage on your skin. 

Here, we create a timelapse for you to understand how sleep works wonders on your skin.

Sleep Cycle and Beauty Are Tightly Intertwined

A 24 hour period of circadian rhythms dominates all the vital mechanical functions in our bodies. It is our body’s natural master clock. According to the National Sleep Foundation, deep sleep and (rapid eye movement) REM sleep are the most important stages to recharge your body and skin. Poor sleep can reduce skin brightness and plumpness as well as dull eye contours, and you may find a significant alteration to your skin caused by sleep deprivation.

Skin Cells Regenerate During Sleep

During the day, cortisol, a major stress hormone, is activated when we are exposed to sunlight. It is an internal alarm that controls your sleep-wake cycle. [1] During the night, our skin enters into a cellular renewal mode to repair damaged DNA through the production of melatonin and collagen. 

Each day, your skin faces various stressors throughout the day, melatonin is here to bolster the DNA repair system. [2] Melatonin is a sleep hormone that has a powerful anti-ageing property and can stave off free radical damage. When you start to feel sleepy in the evening, your body begins to secrete melatonin.

Studies have also shown that repair of DNA-damaged skin cells, as a result of UV exposure, peaks at night. [3, 4] One study sampled  16 healthy volunteers every two hours to test the human skin barrier function over a 24 hour period. [4] The results showed that skin permeability is better at night than in the morning which suggests that the skin is more receptive to cosmetic treatments in the evening. [4]

meeth Skin Repair Night Cream

All day, your skin fights against age-accelerating free radicals, but when we melt into our soft pillow, it kickstarts a recovery mode for the night. As the level of stress hormones is reduced in our body, an intense repair and regeneration treatment is on its way to rejuvenate the skin. To take advantage of the skin regeneration process at night, choosing an effective night cream is crucial to welcome a bright, glowing face in the morning. 

After removing all traces of makeup and grime, use meeth Skin Repair Night Cream to reward your skin with spirulina extract, cherry leaves extract, and hyaluronic acid from the deep sea.  Tonight, fill your beauty sleep with meeth Skin Repair Night cream to reinvigorate your skin for a  bright new day.



“Keep the skin that works really hard the whole day moisturized with plenty of water and then cover with this cream. In addition to moisturizing and soothing, antioxidants help convert the blue light we are exposed to into energy. All the negative effects on your bare skin become positive again.”


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