The skin is a dynamic organ with many different functions. The focus for night time is to actively enhance the skin’s ability to detoxify, repair and renew. Just the same as when sleep makes us feel better when we are sick, so does the skin look renewed and refreshed after a good night’s rest. It is the best way to support the skin’s immune system and the most natural way to promote skin health. As we move through life and as we age, the skin’s natural ability to detoxify, repair and renew diminishes. It becomes important that we support these natural processes by supplying the skin with the necessary ingredients it requires to do its job thoroughly.
Cleansing and Toning:
There is no way around a thorough cleansing routine to remove make up, dirt and pollutants from the skin. The skin’s pH is affected by many different things during the day and so we must ensure we go to bed with a clean skin so that toxins from the lymph can be excreted from the skin without unnecessary barriers that may cause damage to the skin’s immune system.
Exfoliation with an AHA based product:
Among many other functions, these powerful fruit acids assist with renewal and detoxification. A facial scrub simply won’t do much in that regard. It is most effective to use these AHA products at night time as this supports the skin’s natural regeneration processes. It also will allow for the active ingredients in serums and masks to penetrate better and therefore enhances the efficacy of the products and deliver better results. Apply the Active Exfoliants 3x per week for 10-15 minutes. You will immediately notice the difference in your skin.
Serums are power houses of results. They are the most concentrated and are specific to a particular skin concern. The QMS Night Collagen Serums are great for all skin types. They are multi-functional and will improve the appearance of wrinkles and dryness and you will wake up with a that beautiful glow you dream of. They can be applied over the eye area as well which makes them very convenient. A wide variety of skin-specific serums are available and, a professional is waiting to assist you with the right choice for your skin.
Instead of using a moisturizer at night, try to use a mask 2-3 times per week. The QMS masks are all over-night masks, so they feel like moisturizers but are different in their action on the skin. Masks are great to have an instant boost and work amazing when applied over a serum. The Epigen Pollution Rescue Overnight Mask contains all that you need and more. From a botox-like effect, an intensive moisture boost and it even detoxes the skin from stress hormone Cortisol! It is like a facial while you sleep!
Don’t forget special areas such as eye area, skin around your mouth and the very important neck and bust areas. If you are over 40 years old, these are extras that are important to look at adding to your routine.