You will probably be surprised that nighttime turns out to be the best time for the skin to revitalize and renew itself after a day-long exposure to wear and tear environment. With a little effort, you can help your skin to have a natural and flawless glow. Before turning out the lights and retiring to bed, try these nighttime habits of people with great skin that can make a huge difference on your skin.
1. Take off all the makeup every single night: Yes, It Works!
To wake up with fresh skin, do your skin a favor and never, ever sleep wearing makeup. Remove all makeup every night. Makeup removal should never be skipped. Lip color, mascara -remove everything. Skin renews itself overnight, so it is best to let your pores breathe. Failure to take off makeup gets in the way of the skin repair and renewal process and can lead to breakouts and a dampened skin.
2. Be gentle when cleansing your skin
Gently remove makeup. Jessica Krant, the founder of Art of Dermatology, recommends removing makeup with a mild cleanser or cleansing facial wipes, more especially in the eye area, which is the most delicate skin of the face. Be careful not to be aggressive on your skin during cleansing or using products that are harsh on your skin, as these can clear off skin oils, leaving the skin irritated and vulnerable to skin complications.
3. Use skin products that are appropriate for your skin type
Using products that are inappropriate for your skin type is so dangerous. In fact, it does more harm than good to your skin causing skin irritation or even breakouts. As such, it is important to use products that are appropriate for your skin type. It is best to consult a skin care expert on what products work best with your skin type.
4. Stay hydrated in any way possible
People with great skin know that water hydrates the skin, so, they always stay hydrated. Drinking of natural juices such as orange juice is also highly recommended.
5. Develop the habit of getting a quality sleep
As we said before, the skin revitalizes and renews itself during sleep. While our sleep routines may vary from one person to the other, skin experts, recommend that it is important that you get between 7.5 to 8.5 hours of stress-free sleep per night to give the skin enough time to restore damaged cells. Sleep deprivation is linked with wrinkling and sagging of the skin.
6. Make regular use of clean silk pillowcases
While sleep is vital to great skin, having a radiant skin is much more than just getting quality sleep. Jesleen Ahluwalia, a dermatologist from New York City, points out that, clean silk pillowcases stops the skin from creasing or wrinkling because the silk material glides easily.
7. Moisturize your skin by Applying sleeping mask
Sleeping masks also called sleeping packs are great for keeping the skin hydrated as you doze off at night. The sleeping mask is applied before sleeping and washed off first thing in the morning. The mask is applied between once or twice in a week. The application of sleeping mask helps the skin to retain water and moisture, thus preventing it from dehydration.
In summary, it is undeniable that turning these seven skin care routines into a habit will definitely make a huge difference, leaving your skin flawless and glowing with radiance.