In the evening, applying the serum sounds like goodnight to the skin. And while we dream and actually regenerate some situations experienced during the day, the skin cells are active and regenerate themselves, awakening the potential for youth that is within us.
What are mother cells
Le mother cells they are found in the lower layer of the epidermis: here the cells constantly replicate, dividing and producing new cells which, in turn, continue their passage or migrate to the upper layer of the skin. The complete journey of a newborn cell to the surface takes 21 to 28 days. With age, the turnover of mother cells slows down considerably. Indeed, every day, cells are deeply affected by external aggressions such as the sun, pollution and stress. Oxidative stress affects the mother cells in a particular way, thus decreasing their fundamental function: to give life to new cells so that skin turnover continues and the quality of the skin is preserved.
While you sleep, the mother cells of the skin are in full swing. The time span between midnight and four in the morning is the time when cell renewal is most effective because the very peak of cell multiplication is reached.
The new formula of Age Perfect Renaissance Cellular Siero Midnight di L’Oréal Paris, protagonist of the magazine’s new beauty cover, boasts a Revitalizing Antioxidant Complex that accelerates the cellular renewal of the skin during the night and acts on wrinkles, tone and radiance. This complex is formed by the antioxidant duo Neoesperedina + Vitamin E which protects the attacked mother cells from daily external aggressions.
The importance of sleep for the skin
«A recent study by L’Oréal Research has shown that lack of sleep alters the skin’s natural ability to regenerate. The antioxidants they are fundamental because they are the “anti-rust” agents found in the skin’s defense arsenal, ready to protect the cell regeneration process “, spiega Laurent Marriott, Head of the Exposome Advanced Research Laboratory – Specialized in Antioxidants and Cell Defense. “Generally antioxidants are found in the foods we eat, particularly some
vegetables such as beetroot, artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, red cabbage, onion and bell pepper. However in a season when there are no products available with the right amount of
antioxidants, or when the skin is overwhelmed by intense oxidative stress, such as exposure to UVA rays or pollution, the skin may need to find an alternative source. Here, in this case it is important to provide her with a highly protective recovery complex, day and night », concludes the expert. Thus, every day is a new beginning for the skin as well.