You thought that melatonin just helps you sleep?
Posted on Sunday, June 07 2015 03:23:00 AM in News by Allon Jacobs
Well, it does – which may or may not make you beautiful, but it also directly protects and restores skin… which really does make you beautiful!
Like so many other biological molecules that serve as transmitters in the body, it makes little sense that they would only transmit one thing. Just like electrons can tell your hard-drive to store information, yet can also tell your television screen which colors to project, similarly, melatonin not only travels to sleep centers to say “goodnight,” but in skin cells (which contain melatonin receptors) it sends messages that support skin health.
Melatonin is a fascinating and diverse transmitter, with several powerfully beneficial effects on skin. Aside from being one of the most powerful anti-oxidants known (Fischer 2014), thus protecting skin from the ravaging effects of free radicals and ultraviolet light (Tobin 2005), melatonin also appears to signal cells to repair DNA, to restore normal hair cycles, and even to create smooth pigment tones (Kim 2015).
Bottom line? Get a good night’s sleep; live healthy; and add a little melatonin to your skin care with Alon Labs’ M-Serum line.