- Melatonin is a necessity for healthy skin
- Leftover melatonin is used to promote a regular sleep schedule
- Retinyl Palmitate supports collagen and elastin development
- Supports exfoliation of old skin cells and generation of new cells
- Ceramides retain moisture in the skin
Melatonin for Healthy Skin and Healthy Sleep
Most people know melatonin as a hormone which regulates the body’s sleep schedule. What a lot of people don’t know is that melatonin is also a powerful agent for promoting numerous aspects of skin health. It’s so important that the skin actually produces its own supply of melatonin separate from the brain. Perhaps melatonin’s most important effect on the skin is to produce fibroblasts- cells which produce collagen and elastin.1 A lack of collagen and elastin causes the skin to sag and wrinkle. Melatonin also acts as a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger which will support the skin against damage from the sun.2 As if there weren’t enough benefits, any leftover melatonin will go to regulating the sleep cycle! A healthy sleep cycle is essential to healthy skin because most rejuvenation of skin cells occurs during sleep (hence the term ‘beauty sleep’).
Ingesting melatonin in the form of oral supplements is unlike to do much for the skin because the molecules will be broken down in the liver before reaching the bloodstream. Absorbing melanin directly through the skin and into the bloodstream ensures that it will be usable within the body.
Retinyl Palmitate Promotes Skin Health from the Inside Out
Retinyl Palmitate is derived from retinol, a form of vitamin A, and palmitic acid, a fatty acid found in palm oil. Perhaps the most important feature of retinyl palmitate is the particularly small size of its molecular structure. These small molecules are ideally sized in order to penetrate the exterior layers of the skin and move their way into the deeper layers where they give essential support to the collagen and elastin. This support is achieved by encouraging communication between cells, improving their regenerative abilities and thus preventing the further appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles. In addition, retinyl palmitate works as a useful exfoliator, helping to shed the upper dermal layer and supporting the regeneration of fresh skin cells.3
Ceramides Retain Moisture for a Long Night’s Sleep
Ceramides are a waxy material which occur naturally on the outer surface of the skin. They form together to create a waterproof seal on the outer layers of the skin in order to conserve moisture and maintain proper skin hydration. Because of this, newborn infants are coated in this waxy substance to prevent them from losing too much moisture. This helps to keep them hydrated during that critical developmental phase. Not only do ceramides help the skin stay properly moisturized, they also aid in repairs to the outer layers of the skin and proper regulation of dermal cells. 4
While ceramides are produced naturally in the body, as we age our bodies tend to produce less and less of them. Lacking a healthy supply of ceramides can cause the skin to become cracked and dried much faster, and its ability to repair itself will diminish greatly. This loss of moisture and self-repair is thought to be a critical factor in the wrinkling of skin and even in dermatitis. Supplementing for ceramides is crucial to providing lasting moisturization and nourishment to the skin, especially at advanced ages.
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