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GROOMING
SKIN IN THE GAME

OVERNIGHT
SUCCESS
Forget AM grooming - as
the nights draw in, it's a
bedtime routine you need

I

n the same way that most Tube maintenance
is carried out at night, it's while we're
asleep that skin does most of its essential
repair and rejuvenation work, providing
the perfect opportunity for you to give things a
helping hand with a raft of night-time products
increasingly popular with men.
As well as being the best time to apply spot
creams (most suggest you apply overnight
rather than during the day), it's also a good
time to use a hydrating moisturiser since
trans-epidermal water loss (i.e. water lost from
your skin via its epidermis) is greater at night.
What's more, DNA and collagen synthesis
occurs at night, cellular repair is heightened
and skin is more receptive to concentrated
reparative treatments. Which explains why
many skin 'repair' products are designed for
night-time rather than daytime use.
Getting some quality kip is crucial, too,
of course (research by Duke-NUS Graduate
Medical School in Singapore showed that six
to eight hours a night is optimum) and if you
don't get enough, your skin, as the body's largest
organ, is sure to let everyone know.
The perfect, skin-saving bedtime routine
needn't be complicated or time-consuming
either. Apart from washing away the daily grease
and grime with a decent cleanser it can be as
simple as slapping on a specially formulated
night cream (keep it on your bedside cabinet so
you don't forget to apply it) or as complicated as
applying hydrating masks, serums, eye creams

LEE KYNASTON
Although a firm believer
that real beauty comes
from the inside, Lee also
sees no harm in giving
the outside a little TLC

B E DT I M E B O O S T S

Nivea Men Active Age
Face Regenerator
£16.60 for 50ml,
boots.com

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and overnight exfoliants like Origins' Night-AMins Oil-Free Resurfacing Cream.
Sadly, men have traditionally been resistant
to the use of bedtime lotions and potions -
possibly viewing them as unnecessary or an
inconvenience - but if you're a guy who cares
about how his skin looks during the day you
should definitely be looking after it at night too.
Still not convinced? No worries - why don't you
just sleep on it?

Six products to ensure you wake up looking better than when you went to bed

L'Occitane
Pillow Mist
£194 for 100ml,
uk.loccitane.com

REN Clean Skincare
V-Cense Revitalising
Night Cream
£36, renskincare.com

Kiehl's Midnight
Recovery Eye
£26 for 15ml,
kiehls.co.uk

Malin+Goetz 10% Sulfur
Paste Blemish Drying Lotion
£19 for 14ml,
malinandgoetz.co.uk

Origins Night-A-Mins
Resurfacing Cream
£30 for 50ml,
origins.co.uk


http://www.boots.com http://uk.loccitane.com http://www.renskincare.com http://kiehls.co.uk http://malinandgoetz.co.uk http://origins.co.uk

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