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4 Moisturizers That Help Wake Up Skin—And Keep It Energized All Day Long

 

There’s something really special about a product that can make you feel alive. When Guerlain launched its Midnight Secret Recovery Cream ($30), it rose to cult-fave status, thanks to the instant gratification it offered to tired (and, okay—hungover) skin. Its formulation—made with Ginkgo Biloba extract to boost microcirculation, glycoproteins to increase cellular activity, and a hydronoctine complex to reduce signs of fatigue—was lauded for its ability to immediately refresh skin, and help people fake the appearance of extra ZZZs. Now, there’s a new class of moisturizers that not only give skin that same sort of instant a.m. boost but also help it transition to handle the day ahead. Keep reading for what you need to know about the best morning moisturizer to wake up your skin.

What happens to your skin while you’re sleeping

When you’re asleep, your body and mind may be at rest, but your skin kicks into high gear. Your circadian rhythm tells your skin cells when it’s time to take a break from protecting against the day’s environmental stressors and switch over into renewal mode—which means skin cells regenerate more quickly overnight. “Your face didn’t go to sleep when you went to sleep—in fact, while you were sleeping, your skin was on overdrive repairing everything while you were getting rest,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City.

 

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Source : Well+Good – 4 Moisturizers That Help Wake Up Skin—And Keep It Energized All Day Long Edited By, Zoe Weiner

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