What Your Skin Needs Day vs. Night

During the day, skin ageing is at its highest because your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays as well as free radical production from the environment and the onslaught of what we put our bodies through. The production of free radicals is, amongst other things, what breaks down the collagen in your skin. At night, your skin is in repair mode fighting hard to rejuvenate the skin after the day’s wear and tear. It is said that your skin does all its repairing and regenerating between the hours of 11pm and 3am. So from morning to night, you need to treat your skin differently.

What your skin needs during the day:

Antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E give your skin the defense it needs to fight free radical damage. We love the British brand Vitage as its packed with these and a whole cocktail of antioxidants. It’s also important to eat antioxidant-containing foods.

Sunscreen with both UVA/UVB protection built into your daily moisturiser and applied generously to the face, neck, ears and chest, is a must to thoroughly protect and slow down the ageing process. It also ensures that it keeps our skin’s immune system intact so fighting outbreaks too.

CoffeeBerry perfecting mineral foundation gives the perfect mix of both of these essential elements, antioxidant and sunscreen protection.

What your skin needs at night:

Repair ingredients like glycolic and lactic acid, retinol, peptides, and Vitamin C to encourage collagen activity.

Exfoliation to stimulate new, healthy skin cell growth while removing surface dry skin cells. Skin rejuvenation is all about “out with the old, in with the new.”

Soothing ingredients like white tea extract, bilberry, aloe vera and chamomile to provide anti-inflammatory relief.

- Louise Thomas-Minns

Louise Thomas-Minns is a skincare specialist at Anamaya in London and U & Your Skin in Norwich


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