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What time is your skin o’clock?

A German chemists' magazine, Apotheken Umschau, has written about the daily rhythm of our skin. Scientists report that there are certain times of the day that we can take more or less pressure on our skin. Our skin finds it "significantly harder" to recover from invasive treatments in the evening. While we are asleep, our skin is working hard to rejuvenate for the next day.

Of course, everyone is different, but below we describe the average body-clock for skin. Does yours fall into this rhythm?

Morning:

Our skin stores water overnight, which plumps it up in the mornings. Your skin can take the most pressure in the morning. Try to book facials which involve deep cleaning, microdermasion or skin peels in the morning.

Our skin is said to be at its best at around 11am, which, handily, is also the optimum time for our creativity, short-term memory, ability to calculate, and our vision is at its strongest, too!

Afternoon: Your skin feels less pain in the afternoon. So from 1pm, book in waxing treatments (but pay attention to the golden Never Around Your Period rule), and eyebrow shaping, or any tweezing treatments.

Evening: Relaxing, gentle therapies are the order of the day now. Look at nourishing, massage-based, moisture-boosting facials, rather than deep-cleaning facials. Book relaxing massages and body treatments.

Source: "Apotheken Umschau" 2/2009 B (Via Beauty Connection)