Don't Age While Sleeping

Poor sleep quality accelerates skin aging

Don't Age While Sleeping Repair Day's Damage, Healthy Living Magazine, Beauty

Don't Age While Sleeping Repair Day's Damage, Healthy Living Magazine, Beauty

During sleep, researchers say, our body produces its highest levels of anti-aging skin renewal compounds such as antioxidants, enzymes and collagen. When we miss sleep, the body’s levels of these anti-agers are depleted.

The study, conducted by doctors at Cleveland’s University Hospitals Case Medical Center, involved 60 pre-menopausal women between the ages of 30 and 49, of which half fell into the “poor quality sleep group.” The scientific team tested and evaluated the women’s skin using tests for wrinkles, pigmentation and UV light exposure. Those women who didn’t sleep well exhibited more signs of skin aging including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced elasticity. The researchers also found that those who enjoyed quality sleep were quick to recover from stressors to the skin such as sun and environmental toxins.

Using these latest findings, Rejuvila has created Midnight BeautyTM, which enhances restorative rest while providing nutrients that work at night to renew skin, hair and nails.

Nighttime Collagen

Midnight Beauty’s underlying mechanism of action is that it enhances nighttime collagen production. Collagen, consisting of flexible, moisture-loving and cross-hatched protein strands (lattices), gives shape to the skin, affording plumpness and elasticity, while silica and a chemical compound called MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) support the production of healthy hair and nails.

In this formula, to stimulate collagen production, vitamin C is combined with proline, copper, bamboo and MSM to stimulate collagen gene expression and upregulates activity of lysyl hydroxylase and prolyl hydroxylase, two enzymes required for collagen biosynthesis.

Proline, a nonessential amino acid, improves skin texture and helps prevent the loss of collagen during aging. Collagen contains about 15% L-proline in the form of hydroxyproline, which is formed from L-proline, in which ascorbic acid is integral to this conversion.

Oxidative stress in the skin is accompanied by copper depletion and inflammation due to overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Both low copper and inflammation are leading causative factors in development of age-associated skin damage.

In a study from the March 2008 Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) was found to improve the inflammatory condition rosacea. And in the October 2013 issue of Biomaterials, researchers from Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf found that a bamboo preparation with silica enhanced skin cell regeneration. Bamboo silica also “exhibited strong anti-inflammatory properties.” All of these nutrients, we know, work best when the body is able to reach its deepest slumbers. Midnight Beauty supplies AlphaWave Calming Blend contains purified l-theanine with extracts of chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, hops and valerian. L-theanine creates a sense of relaxation via at least two different mechanisms: it directly stimulates the production of alpha brain waves, creating a state of deep relaxation and mental alertness similar to that achieved through meditation; and it’s involved in the formation of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), that influences the levels of two other neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, also producing key relaxing effects.

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