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When you should apply moisturizer is not when you think

 

Just when we think we know everything there is to know about beauty products, we get a new nugget of information that turns things on their heads. Most of us assume applying products in the morning is the most important as it protects us for the day ahead but it seems we were missing a trick. The time when skin is most receptive to skincare is at night. Surprise! As we sleep, skin cells ready themselves to repair all the damage experienced throughout the day from aggressors like stress, pollution and sun exposure. To capitalize on this natural renewal process, applying products when skin is already repairing will maximize results. Think of products as the energy boost skin craves when it's working overtime.

But before you do anything, remember to cleanse. Massage ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm into dry skin and then repeat with wet fingers. On contact with water, the balm transforms into a milk which returns the pH of skin to the perfect balance so you don't get that tight feeling after cleansing. Finish by removing excess product from skin with the damp cloth. Clearing pores allows night products to penetrate deeper into cellular level.

Now apply ELEMIS Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil, the one-stop evening skincare product. It works like a reset button to skin cells. The reason why is because the body is controlled by the circadian rhythm (a biological clock) which controls everything from normal bodily functions like temperature and hormones to mental quickness. Your skin also has its own biological clock and anything from stress to jet lag can send it off time. Enter: Peptide⁴. This clever yeast-derived peptide resets the clocks so they are all ticking at the same time. The result? All skin cells are in formation and functioning at full speed. Come morning, your skin will look like it's just had a facial – all glowy and the picture of health. If your skin is especially dry, finish with a layer of ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.