How to Revive Your Tired Skin this Winter
Now that winter is here (and it’s cold!), it’s time to turn back the clock on our skin. Winter can be synonymous with us not taking proper care of ourselves: we sleep too little, eat too much, and work out in harsh winter weather, all of which affects our skin negatively. Even something simple like not sleeping enough causes your skin to become imbalanced, leading to a dehydrated complexion, redness, and breakouts. Add in the aging effects of all those sugary and comforting winter treats, and the drying effects of the cold winter air (plus those sweaty winter workouts), and you’ve got aging, dull, dried-out skin for the year ahead. If you’ve already stayed up too late and done all the things you know you shouldn’t have, don’t worry, there’s still time to reverse all of those negative effects by turning to one of skincare’s best tools: serums.
Catch Up On That Holiday Sleep
Dr. Elma Baron, who led a dermatological study on sleep, says that “inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerated skin aging. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure.” And of course, all of this is exacerbated in women who work out regularly, and find themselves constantly subjected to the drying winter weather.
So, why exactly is sleep so important? During the hours you are asleep, your body’s hydration rebalances and there is a rise in growth hormones as your skin repairs itself. That process allows skin to recover moisture and for damaged cells to be renewed.
Re-Awaken Your Skin
When you eat too much sugar (and let’s face it, we all did over the holidays), your body produces inflammation which in turn produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles, and when you work out, this is exacerbated, ultimately leaving your skin looking tired, dull and older than it should.
A quick fix is to hydrate your skin, replenish lost nutrients, and keep your skin clear and youthful, simply by using a serum or lotion. Serums in particular have smaller molecules than regular moisturizers and can penetrate deep down into the different layers of skin, hydrating your skin from the inside. Using a serum like FRÉ’s REVIVE ME, which contains Argan Stem cells for rejuvenation and protection, and squalene for fast absorption, improves the natural regenerative and resilience capacity of your skin's stem cells, rejuvenating skin and promoting a healthy glow.
However, serums are an important part of any daily routine year-round, not just for when you lack sleep, eat too much sugar, or work out in harsh weather. Since serums are generally water based, like REVIVE ME, they are absorbed much faster than moisturizers. Serums are also lighter than moisturizers which means they keep your skin hydrated without contributing to that greasy feeling, which is especially helpful for active women.
Revive Your Skin With FRÉ
FRÉ’s REVIVE ME is the perfect solution to combat your tired, overworked, partied-out skin. Not only does REVIVE ME replenish moisture & vitamins, and regenerate collagen & cells (which you lose through your sweat when you work out, and don’t produce as efficiently when you lack sleep), it also contains Argan stem cells, which contain two key components: growth factors, which play a role in cell division, the growth of new cells, and the production of collagen and elastin; and proteins, which regulate stem-cell division. When applied to your skin, these two components help firm skin and slow the development of new lines to revitalize and protect dermal stem cells, restore skin’s youthful elasticity, reduce wrinkles, and increase skin firmness and density. And it does all of this while fostering a deep-seated rejuvenation of the skin, to keep dehydrated, red, splotchy skin at bay no matter how many late nights (followed by early morning sweaty workouts) you have.
With so many serums in the world, what makes REVIVE ME so unique? FRÉ’s Argania Active Complex© which combines nourishing Argan oil with the stem cells and leaf water of the Argan desert tree (also known as the Tree of Life) is the magic behind the serum, and something you won’t find anywhere else. The stem cells in the recipe contain growth factor which leads to the production of collagen and elastin, while the argan oil is rich with vitamin A & E, antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Finally, the Argan leaf water is rich in phenolic compounds (polyphenols, flavonoids) that are known to act as protectors skin and foster collagen regeneration.
This special formula in REVIVE ME helps to preserve the delicate pH balance of your skin, which gets thrown out of whack when you get too little sleep and eat too much sugar. The best thing about REVIVE ME is its lightweight, refreshing formula that melts right into your skin and works fast to counter the signs of sugar-induced aging, winter weather dryness, and lack-of-sleep induced wrinkles and dehydration.