If you haven’t heard of circadian rhythm, here’s a quick guide form thisworks as to what it is and how you can tailor your skincare routine around it.
Circadian rhythm is one of your body’s natural body clocks and it dictates your bodily functions: temperature, hormone release, metabolism, sleep, and cognitive function. thisworks consider themselves experts in circadian rhythm – they know how it affects your sleep patterns and what your skin needs in different phases, so we spoke to them to find out exactly how we become more in tune with our own circadian rhythm and the benefits that it brings.
thisworks split the circadian rhythm into 4 phases: night, wake-up, daytime and evening. They started with the night phase because they believe that it is the most important of them all and know that the saying “with sleep comes beauty” is true! Here is their walk through of around the clock skin care:
The Night Phase
We believe that sleep should be the first step in every skincare routine, as this is the time when the skin repairs and regenerates. However, skin also suffers from trans-epidermal water loss (water loss through the skin), which means that it might get dehydrated.
When you can’t sleep or you suffer with broken sleep, these repairs can’t be made as well as they should. Beautiful skin really does start with a good night’s sleep.
How can we help?
Can’t sleep? Try our award-winning deep sleep pillow spray, to help reduce sleep anxiety and improve sleep quality. Our unique blend of 100% natural fragrance of lavender, camomile and vetivert has been proven to work by fMRI studies.
89% fell asleep faster than normal.*
*In a study of 100 subjects and 100 ex-prescription users compared to no product.
If you can’t stay asleep, try our sleep plus pillow spray to restore healthy sleep patterns and support a longer, less interrupted sleep. It’s slow-release and motion-activated system provides sleep support throughout the night and it is proven to give you up to 2 hours of extra sleep a night**.
96% had a less disturbed sleep***.
**In a study of 23 subjects, use of sleep plus pillow spray resulted in a mean increase in the total sleep time of two hours and three minutes per subject compared to no product.
***Independently tested on 200 participants with sleep problem, aged 18+ over a 14-day period, compared to a placebo.
The Wake-Up Phase
Upon waking, skin can be dull, dehydrated and irritated, and its barrier function might be impaired. The DNA repair is less active and skin is susceptible to UV damage and needs to moisturised and protected.
Re-hydrate with our morning expert hyaluronic serum, containing a 2% hyaluronic complex with Vitamin C to brighten and plump tired looking skin. Next up, whatever the weather, make sure to wear a broad spectrum SPF. Try our in transit skin defence SPF 30 for everyday, UV protection.
The Daytime Phase
During the day your skin takes its own measures to protect itself from day-to-day stress and environmental aggressors. Stress levels can fluctuate throughout the day and busy skin needs support to make it through the day looking and feeling healthy.
Our Perfect body care range, with a shortlist of skin-loving ingredients helps your skin to remain radiant and energised throughout the day, boosting your confidence. And if the day is getting a bit too much take a deep breath of our stress check breathe in, containing eucalyptus, frankincense and lavender essential oils to help clear the mind and reduce tension.
The Evening Phase
This phase is all about preparation for your nighttime repair. Hydration and DNA repair is boosted and skin is more receptive to absorption of topical treatments, making it a great time to use skincare with super-active ingredients. However, skin has also accumulated environmental pollutants and needs to be thoroughly cleansed.
Try the deep cleansing heros from our Evening Detox range, which blends purifying actives to naturally decongest with calming ingredients to help reduce redness. Our anti-pollution purifying mask with malachite and kaolin is a 10- minute skin detox, helping to protect against environmental aggressors.
Not too sure where to start?
With sleep comes beauty, so we always recommend starting your skincare routine with a good night’s sleep! With thisworks range of natural pillow sprays, there is a solution for each sleep concern.