Did you know that while you sleep, your skin is in prime condition to repair and renew itself? Beginning at 11 p.m. and lasting until 4 a.m., skin's cell renewal rate nearly doubles, along with increasing collagen production and mending damage that occurred during the day. Before you snooze, slather on a moisturizer formulated especially for nighttime to make the most of every Z.
Another bedtime bonus is a boost in skin's receptivity to active ingredients. Target and treat signs of aging with an infusion of retinol to reduce lines and wrinkles, or a powerful punch of antioxidants to halt free radical damage in its tracks. Because skin can better absorb moisture at night, choose a formula that will melt into skin and prevent hydration loss. Combined with a good night's sleep, the "night" stuff will give you a radiant and rejuvenated complexion to look forward to in the morning.