Poll posted by BR Natalie
Beauty Sleep. Sleeping Beauty. A good night's rest is the key to great skin. We've heard it all before a hundred times, right? But do you know what your skin is busy doing while you sleep?
You know how our hair is psychologically dead? As in, it has no blood, nerves or muscles? The same goes for our top layer of skin. The epidermis has no blood vessels and the very top layer of skin is made of tightly packed dead skin cells that shed during the day.
During the day your skin is pretty much under attack from environmental factors, the weather and cosmetics.
So what happens when I sleep?
When you're in a deep sleep the metabolic rate of the skin speeds up - the skin cells increase in production and the breakdown of proteins reduces. Essentially your skin begins to repair itself.
During sleep your body produces less of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is responsible for thinning skin, stretch marks and discolouration. Conversely, sleep increases the production of melatonin, which is the body's equivalent of an antioxidant. It fights age spots and fine lines.
A 'proper night's sleep' (as The Mummy calls it) can also boost the efficiency of the growth hormones that repair and regenerate collagen producing cells. Collagen is a protein that strengthens blood vessels and gives skin it's elasticity.
Will any sleep do the trick?
Nope! Cell repair happens at all stages of sleep, but daytime sleep isn't a substitute for night time sleep when it comes to skin repair.
Why? The energy needed to repair tissue isn't available during a nap. This 'spare' energy only becomes available during deep sleep.
You're about to blow my mind aren't you?
Pretty much. Olay have released a regime that delivers powerful anti-ageing ingredients when the skin is most active - while you are sleeping. So while your skin is putting maximum effort into repairing it's DNA, you can boost the efforts with targeted ingredients designed to work with your skin while you sleep!
The luxurious Olay Regenerist Overnight Overnight Miracle Regime is packed with powerful ingredients, including Peptide, Niacinamide, Olive-M, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerol and LysLastine. These ingredients work with your skin’s natural repair rhythm to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase skin’s elasticity and bolster skin resilience against environmental stressors.
The regime starts with the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence which starts the renewal of a million surface cells with just one drop! When you use the Pre-Essence combined with the award-winning Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, you'll deliver twice the advanced anti-ageing actives 10 skin-layers deep! Then in the evening, it's time for the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream, a unique gel-like formula assists with cell renewal and repair while you sleep.
15 incredibly lucky reviewers are going to be putting the brand spanking new regime to the test, each reviewing all three products, valued at over $130!
So if you'd love to join this trial team (who wouldn't?!) why not tell us about your experience with overnight treatments - do you regularly use them or is it all new to you? Are you just starting to delve into the world of anti-ageing products or are you neck deep in the age-defying product range? Why do you want a spot on this trial team?
Get chatting below - we might pick you!