You've probably heard or taken melatonin supplements, more so if you're having trouble sleeping daily.
Melatonin, also referred to as the "sleep hormone" — is a hormone that regulates our body's circadian rhythm or sleep-wake cycle.
Most often we associate melatonin with sleep since it's a hormone that generally helps us to get a good night's sleep, however, an ongoing trend in skincare says that this sleeping hormone can do much more.
You'll be surprised that Melatonin has been brought to the forefront as a skincare ingredient too. In fact, some research has shown that melatonin has an antioxidant potential making it effective for the skin.
What Are The Benefits Of Melatonin For Skin?
Various research has shown melatonin's potential in reversing the effects of sun damage, pollution, and ultraviolet radiation more specifically when applied to the skin, compared to oral supplements.
As we know, it's usually prescribed for oral medications as a sleeping aid. And this separates melatonin for oral and topical use. For skincare, it should be applied directly on the skin (topical) because melatonin has
limited access to the skin once taken orally, unlike topical melatonin which can penetrate several skin layers instantly.
Nowadays, you can find various skincare products which have topical melatonin ingredients as they may help achieve glowing and younger-looking skin.
So, let's dive in more to the other benefits of melatonin for the skin.
1. May help restore damaged skin
As we expose our skin to the sun, pollution, UV rays, and other environmental pollutants, our skin gets damaged. Not to mention the damages to our skin brought by indoor tanning, not applying sunscreen, and even the harmful effects of smoking on the skin.
As melatonin reaches deep levels of the skin, it activates the production of antioxidant enzymes, which block free radicals and help repair the damage to our skin.
2. Help protects the skin from damage
Aside from restoring the damages due to free radicals and other external damages, the antioxidant enzymes from melatonin may also
aid in protecting the skin from damage. Less skin damage means reduced effects of premature aging.
More so, a small clinical trial found that the
damage due to external factors can be avoided and declined through the use of skincare protection infused with melatonin. Plus, of course, don't forget Vitamin C and E.
3. Help improve skin tone
There has been some evidence that points out that topical melatonin in combination with Vitamin C and E can be very effective in balancing skin. And it also results in better sun protection and skin tone.
4. Anti-aging property
Since melatonin helps in restoring and repairing the skin due to external damage due to sun and UV rays exposure, it also prevents our skin from the effects of premature skin aging.
Moreover, another function of melatonin is that it protects our skin from deterioration by preserving the collagen layers. This results in improved skin elasticity and helps combat skin aging.
Moringa and Melatonin
Surprisingly, Moringa Oleifera helps to increase melatonin naturally, so you won't have to worry about taking a supplement. Plus, Moringa contains a rich amount of Vitamin C and E, which is key for healthier, younger, and glowing-looking skin.
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