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aliva
07-11-2008, 09:35 PM
When we change our body clock, everything from skin care to health needs a little extra work and planning. In artificial light, skin does not get any sunshine and if it does that too is not good for skin. That happens in my case.

In my profession I often do work at night. My skin care goes haywire as a result. When should I do the night treatment if Iím working at night?

lilabytes
07-12-2008, 07:39 AM
I believe we all need to have a little exposure to the sun each day. Just like with babies, they need to get out and bask in the sun at around 7 in the morning so they'd be pink and beautiful.

I think it's best to enjoy the natural sun and not go for artificial lighting or other treatments. Even if you work at night, you could still enjoy a little sun exposure around 7 in the morning, can't you?

skincare
07-12-2008, 03:07 PM
I've tried working at night for 2 weeks and I did not like it at all. It is very difficult for me to adjust. If going out for a break in the morning is not possible then you can do it at weekends or your day off.

chicque
07-13-2008, 03:57 AM
a family member works the night shift, and her skin is very very very dry. and she has been doing this for over ten years, and everytime she goes out in the sun even for ten minutes without sunscreen, she breaks out in rashes.

its scary.

Starchild47
07-20-2008, 06:26 AM
Medical research has been done on this. Our bodies have a natural built in rhythm that tells us it is time to be up with the sun and to sleep at night time. Those of us who have worked nights can be aware that it really messes not just with our skin but with our body clocks. People who work nights are more prone to headaches, migraines, TMJ problems, sleep disorders, stomach problems, and the list goes on and on.

Valence
06-29-2009, 11:56 PM
Sun cannot be our best friend when we talk about anti-aging... however, we DO need to be under the sun everyday for a little while since it helps creating Vit. D in our body! You can take Vit. D suppliments but it is just not the same...

A big HAT and sunscreen are The Best Friend of me for a looooooong time:D

marilynnsyrett
07-03-2009, 09:30 AM
I agree... As bad is prolonged unprotected sun exposure, so important is it the sun for the skin. Just make sure you slather on a good sunscreen!

AGELESSONE
07-03-2009, 10:56 PM
I disagree. Avoid the sun as much as possible and cover up when in it. It's too easy to take vitamin D3.

Valence
09-14-2009, 10:56 PM
What do you think about Light Theraphy/Dermal Light Treatment?

I personally like it bacause it does make my skin look tighter and healthier.
I am using RED light since i have a very dry skin.

Try BLUE light if you have OILY skin.
If your skin is Normal or combination, try WHITE light!
5 to 10 minutes is more than enought per treatment!!!!!:)

VANYA
09-15-2009, 08:57 AM
I prefer natural over anything else. Same applies to light. Just get some sun for about 20-30 minutes a day and you'll get vitamin D, which prevents depression.

Hi aliva,

Here are some tips to help take care of your skin especially if you work at night.
Late Nights, Night Shift Work and Skin Care Secrets (http://www.thevanya.com/blog/featured/late-nights-night-shift-work-skin-care-secrets/)

vencasand
09-15-2009, 02:57 PM
i think you should do your night time treatment before you go to bed. my daughter works 12 hours a day 4 days a week. but she does get breaks where she can go outside and sit in the sun for about 20minutes in total a day. i wholeheartedly agree with vanya. try to get at least 15 to 30 minutes of sun a day. even if you just sit at a window where the sun shines. your body will get used to the nighttime schedule. good luck

Kliz
11-06-2009, 06:09 PM
When you finally do go to sleep, make sure you make your room as dark as possible to simulate night even if it is light outside. It is proven that sleeping in light, such as sunlight will make for a restless sleep and won't allow your body to go through it's repair stage which is necessary for your skin.

bioflora
02-25-2010, 11:25 AM
Yes,
Sunlight is important for our body as it contains essential vitamins like vitamin-D which helps in making bones in our body strong which in return keep our body fit. Sufficient amount of sunlight is required by everyone but not in excess.
Regards,
Bio Flora

AGELESSONE
02-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Yes,
Sunlight is important for our body as it contains essential vitamins like vitamin-D which helps in making bones in our body strong which in return keep our body fit. Sufficient amount of sunlight is required by everyone but not in excess.
Regards,
Bio Flora

Supplementing vitamin D3 is too easy.

minervagraham
04-07-2010, 09:05 AM
All you need to do is try and attend to the sun every morning between 7 to 9. This will give use the essential Vitamin D. Alternatively I'll suggest Vitamin D supplements that you can take. Minerva