Tips for Nighttime Skincare - Good morning Beautiful!
- Cleanse your face every single night! – It is definitely a disciplined act to perform a nighttime skin care routine diligently, especially when you are tired and just want to go to bed! However, it is a must! We touch our face all day long spreading bacteria and pollutants which cause breakouts and infections. Skipping that five minutes it may take to cleanse your skin is simply not worth it! Nighttime is when the skin heals and repairs itself, so why not take the opportunity to nourish your skin with special treatments by feeding it active ingredients. This way you are contributing to the healing process and allowing the skin to absorb ingredients at the time it is most effective.
- Use natural skincare products! – When choosing skincare products ensure you use creams and serums that contain natural ingredients. Products that are full of harsh chemicals can do more damage than good; choose wisely!
- Moisturize!!!!! - It’s very important to use a moisturizer because at night when your skin is at rest, the skin’s permeability is at its highest therefore allowing the action ingredients of a moisturizer to absorb deeper within the skin.
- Lukewarm Showers – As good as it may feel on a cold wintery day or night, a long hot shower can actually dry out your skin. Shorten the time in your shower and use lukewarm water not hot. When you get out of the shower, be sure to moisturize so that you lock the moisture into your skin.
- Change your pillowcases often – Bacteria and oil can be reintroduced onto your skin from your pillowcase when you sleep. Be sure to change your pillowcase often to ensure a clean place to lay your head.
- Apply Eye Cream – Eye cream should be applied when you apply your moisturizer, and it is beneficial to apply morning and night. Eye creams are very important because they provide the thin skin around your eyes with a targeted treatment so use eye creams with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and retinols.
- Weekly Exfoliation – The removal of dead skin cells at the surface level can be beneficial to improving overall texture and tone. Not everyone needs to exfoliate their skin, bet even with regular cleansing, layers of dead skin can build up on the surface. Exfoliating once a week can help your skin look and feel smoother, brighter, and will reduce the likelihood of clogged pores. Using harsh scrubs and granular exfoliants often cause more damage than they do good, so its very important to use gentle polishes or masks.