How to get beautiful skin overnight?

It's 7 a.m., the alarm goes off, and your reflection in the mirror gives you the image of perfect, completely regenerated skin, with a rosy, radiant complexion and smoothed features, all without make-up. A dream come true? Not necessarily, because the night-time period corresponds to the skin's period of maximum regeneration. While your body is at rest, your skin takes advantage of your hours of sleep to activate, repair and renew itself. And you can help boost cell renewal by adopting certain beauty gestures before bedtime!

The night, a period conducive to skin regeneration

It's during the night that skin regenerates at its best: skin cells renew themselves on average three times faster than during the day. The skin takes advantage of your rest, the ambient calm and the absence of external aggression to activate its repair mechanisms. This phenomenon begins around 11pm and reaches its peak around 1am. That's why it's so important to get a good night's sleep and go to bed not too late, for beautiful skin!

In concrete terms, during this period :

  • Skin renewal begins, and stem cells divide. Part of them will rise to the skin's surface to form a protective barrier, while the other part will stay in place and divide again.

  • Microcirculation is activated to promote exchanges with skin cells, transport nutrients and eliminate toxins. At the same time, skin pores open to allow toxins to escape.

  • Dead cells accumulate on the skin's surface and are eliminated: this natural desquamation triggers skin renewal.

Unfortunately, cell regeneration becomes less efficient over time, sometimes as early as age 25-30, which partly explains the appearance of signs of aging. Skin becomes marked, loses its firmness, and fine lines and wrinkles appear. However, you can accompany and support cell renewal with specific gestures and products (creams, masks, oils, etc.) to replenish the skin's water content and revitalize it.

The right gestures to boost skin regeneration at night

Promote a good night's sleep for beautiful skin

As you can see, the better you sleep, the better your skin's ability to regenerate. In practice, try to go to bed early, at regular times, and avoid all stimulants (light from screens, coffee, alcohol...) that could affect your ability to fall asleep and the quality of your sleep.

Drink lots of water, a beauty gesture that's always essential!

To stay beautiful and smooth, your skin needs water, and it's recommended to drink 1.5L ofwater a day. This is even truer at night: your body needs to be well hydrated to carry out this regeneration process. Remember to drink a large glass of water as soon as you get up, to help eliminate toxins, and then regularly throughout the day.

How about a massage?

Professional tips for applying your night care : take advantage of this moment to massage your face for a few minutes. If you wish, you can add a few drops of essential oil to your treatment: for example, tea tree for oily or combination skin, geranium or helichrysum for mature skin. Start by smoothing your skin with the flat of your hand, moving upwards from the chin to the cheeks, then from the sides of the nose to the ears, lightly pinch the skin to energize it, and pat the skin around the eyes... All these tips are easy to apply and will increase blood circulation, resulting in more toned skin and a healthy glow!

What skincare routine will give you beautiful skin overnight?

As you sleep, your skin becomes more permeable and therefore more receptive to the cosmetics you apply. To meet your skin's specific needs when you sleep, it's important to have a specific night-time routine!

A prerequisite: perfectly cleansed skin

Every morning and evening, thorough cleansing of the face is one of the most important keys to beautiful skin. It's essential to remove all impurities accumulated on the skin's surface - even if you can't see them. Pollution particles, dust and make-up residues can quickly clog the epidermis. BOREAL ECLAT Micro-Peeling Foam is the perfect treatment to remove them in a single step. Its active ingredients (salicylic acid and Siberian Olive) gently remove dead skin cells and refine skin texture. If you wear make-up, don't forget to remove it thoroughly beforehand. Baume Démaquillant Pureté Arctique is perfect for removing even long-wearing make-up from the face, eyes and lips, without damaging the skin. Perfectly clean thanks to this double cleansing, your face will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of your night cream!

Our creams and serums to boost your skin overnight

During our Arctic expeditions, we identified a mysterious algae with astonishing powers: Boreal Algae or Rhodimenia Borealia. It lives in the depths of the oceans and synthesizes high levels of phyto-melatonin, the plant version of melatonin your body secretes at night. You'll find this precious phyto-melatonin in Revitalizing Cream andRevitalizing Elixir Polar Night. These two skin care products are ideal for in-depth skin regeneration : they recharge the face with oxygen, smooth out stressed, devitalized skin and restore its beauty overnight. When you wake up in the morning, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out, and your skin looks smooth and rested. Ideally, you should first apply Elixir by rubbing a few drops of oil into your skin. Its dry oil texture is very pleasant to use and won't stick. Then apply your Polaar Night cream. And of course, don't forget your eye contour cream, essential for moisturizing the fragile eye area.

Two or three times a week, complete your beauty routine with Polar Night De-Stressing Mask : apply a thick layer to the face, and enjoy its melting, relaxing texture, without stickiness, which penetrates in just a few minutes.

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