Why you need to protect your skin, 24/7
While you might know how vital it is to protect your skin during the day, did you know about the importance of protecting your skin overnight as well? Let’s find out exactly why your skin needs a 24-hour shield to fight the signs of ageing and keep it looking healthy and youthful.
Why is it important?
Protecting your skin both day and night is vital for ensuring your skin’s natural processes are supported and maintained, enabling your skin to look and feel its very best, naturally. “The skin cell renewal process is the key to maintaining healthy skin, so [having] a regular skin care regimen will support retexturising, hydrating and restoring your natural healthy-looking glow with formulas that work on multiple skin layers,” explains Mary Hayward, National Training Manager for philosophy Australia.
DURING THE DAY…
Why should you use products with SPF (sun protection factor) during the day?
Think products that contain SPF only protect against sunburn? Think again! Products with SPF also help shield the skin from other types of damage caused by the sun. “The sun’s rays have the specific ability to contribute to skin damage and premature ageing. In fact, 80 per cent of the signs of ageing can be attributed to [the] environment, and the sun in particular. Therefore protecting [the] skin from the sun’s rays becomes crucial to [helping the] skin fight against ageing and to rejuvenate itself better,” says Mary.
What types of skin damage can the sun cause?
While UVA and UVB are commonly heard terms, the sun also emits a ‘broader spectrum’ of damaging rays, in the form of visible light and infrared light. Here’s how they can damage your skin:
UVB (ultraviolet B) rays – reach the epidermis (upper layer of the skin) and are the main cause of sunburn. They’re also the rays that cause you to tan, and can also contribute to skin ageing.
UVA (ultraviolet A) rays – reach the dermis (deeper layer of the skin), and are responsible for destroying collagen and elastin fibers, leading to premature ageing and sun-damaged skin (think age spots, pigmentation, redness, fine lines and wrinkles).
Visible light – reaches the dermis and is responsible for the production of free radicals, which can damage the skin cell structure. This damage can include moisture loss, the inability for the skin to repair itself, dullness, sensitivity, and sagging skin. It can also contribute to uneven pigmentation and can worsen skin hyperpigmentation.
Infrared light – reaches even deeper into the dermis, which can create free radicals and lead to skin sagging.
To help defend your skin from this daily assault, it’s important to use a skin care range that helps to protect against UVA, UVB, as well as infrared and visible rays. philosophy’s new range – philosophy ultimate miracle worker multi-rejuvenating day SPF 15 and philosophy ultimate miracle worker multi-rejuvenating eye cream SPF 15 – provide this broad spectrum protection.
The day cream is enriched with antioxidants for further protection, as well as a high-performance bi-retinoid to help rebuild collagen and rejuvenate the skin. To help keep your peepers looking young and fresh, the eye cream helps to target lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness, as well as dark circles and puffiness.
DURING THE NIGHT...
Why is it important to repair, replenish and protect skin overnight?
Every night while you snooze, your skin goes through a process of reviving and repairing any damage caused during the day. Mary explains how: “While we’re fast asleep, our skin is actually wide awake, rejuvenating, revitalising and repairing from the day-to-day damages caused by the environment, lifestyle and overall health conditions. Skin switches from defense mode to recovery mode at night, making this the best time to use more intense skin care treatments.”
This is where your new overnight, age-fighting skin care weapon can get to work – the new philosophy ultimate miracle worker multi-rejuvenating nighttime serum-in-cream. This intensive-repair product helps to preserve and protect the skin’s natural defence mechanisms, making it better equipped to protect itself from daily aggressors and the signs of ageing.
The formula contains the same patented high-performance bi-retinoid (hpr+) as the day cream, combined with a double dose of active plant cells from the iris flower. This cream helps to target all of the major signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, texture, visible pores, and radiance. It combines the concentrated power of an anti-ageing serum with retinoids, and the replenishing and nourishing benefits of a night cream for the ultimate overnight treatment. The end result is rejuvenated, fresher-looking skin, all while you get your beauty sleep!
philosophy available at: David Jones, Mecca Maxima, Adore Beauty and Sephora
Did you know you need to protect your skin during the day and night?