Listen To The Biorhythms Of Your Skin

November 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness

Depending on the time of day, month or year, our skin is subject to various biological rhythms which, if we respect them, make it stronger and more receptive to care.

Eager for quick results, on a new cream dropped after that failed would metamorphosis in one week. But the adaptation – new care, new season – disrupts his balance.


 In fact, we should not judge the effectiveness of a carefully before a full cycle of cell renewal of twenty-eight days.


Seasonal Round


They chant the life of the skin, our body is very sensible to climate variations. Use care to cold or heat seems obvious to many of us. What we know less is that the skin suffers particularly in autumn and spring. During those seasons, when changes in temperature and humidity are extreme, it should provide a greater adaptation. Contrary to popular belief, skin supports more extreme temperatures of winter and summer, provided they are constant.


Autumn is a transitional phase. The skin becomes pale, loses its tone, and becomes dehydrated. When it is no longer “hidden” by the sun, its true nature and its imperfections reappear: wrinkles, dryness, released redness or, conversely, increased production of sebum…


The consequences of sun exposure are felt. This is the ideal time for masks and intensive treatment (serum or blisters). Priority: regenerate with scrubs and strengthen with anti-aging treatment.

In winter, life operates slowly, skin metabolism decreases, the peripheral blood circulation weakens. The skin is “firm” to keep the body’s internal heat. Without sun, Vitamin D lays down harder, which explain the slowing down of cell renewal and loss of brightness. Less receptive, the skin must rest, as the land: no solicitations powerful, but creams rich in fat, for all skins. Priority: food.

Spring is the season for allergies and sensitive skin. If the skin shows its responsiveness, it may also be tired and cluttered by all the toxins accumulated during the winter. This is the right time to achieve lymphatic drainage and cleaning of skin. Priority: appease or purify.

In summer, liquefied oil, the pores expands, the skin sweats and supports less body fat. It needs a good hydration and a good cleaning, notably to eliminate the solar filters. It must also be able to mobilize all its defenses to counter attacks against the sun (not too many scrubs therefore, to preserve its integrity). Priority: to protect and moisturize.

The day-night alternation

Biorhythms is best known in scientific terms. He gave birth to chronobiology, used for cosmetics as medicines.

During the day, the skin defends itself against external aggressions (UV, pollution …). The skin cells detect differences in brightness and adapt, mobilizing their protection mechanisms. The size and volume of corneocytes (dead cells of the stratum corneum) decrease to minimize trade and water losses.


The cells are smaller and tight in the day to reinforce the sealing and barrier function of the skin. Cleaning should be soft and protection. Apply every morning a protective day cream which must contain active moisturizers, antioxidants and sunscreens during the summer.


At night, the dominant cellular regeneration, when cells divide eight times faster! They are dedicated to the reconstruction of essential components of the skin, damaged during the day. The skin and promotes open all trade, the active ingredients are better absorbed. This is the night that the skin removes its toxins and reconstructs his film hydrolipidic (primarily oil), its reserves of water and nutrients. Around 23 hours, the immune system runs at full speed.

Should we apply a night cream? The opinions of experts differ. “The skin is able to regenerate itself. Covered with cream, it becomes lazy, softens and loses tone. More on the coating of fat, the more it becomes dry and calls.


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