Nighttime Skin Care - Best Time To Treat Your SkinThere’s no better time than nighttime to use many of your favorite skincare products science shows. Most people do not know it but the skin repairs itself at night time and there’s several reasons why many of your favorite skin care products will work better at night. The skins natural antioxidant levels increase at night fighting free radical damage from the day before. The protective barrier of the skin weakens at night allowing for better penetration of skin care products. Stress decreases during sleep letting the skin more easily repair itself and the skin produces 2 times less oil at night than during the day.
At the end of the day, it's so easy to do as little as possible about skin care - splash water on your face, brush your hair and brush your teeth - before going to bed. That is a nighttime regimen, but hardly a good one if you are planning to have clean, nourished skin. Too many women do not give their faces the proper attention before going to bed. Leaving make-up on overnight has consequences that are not good. Pores become clogged, and the skin tone turns dull and flat. If you can devise a nighttime routine that is easy, quick and relaxing, the appearance of your skin would improve 100-fold.
There’s no better time than nighttime to use many of your favorite skincare products science shows. Most people do not know it but the skin repairs itself at night time and there’s several reasons why many of your favorite skin care products will work better at night. The skins natural antioxidant levels increase at night fighting free radical damage from the day before. The protective barrier of the skin weakens at night allowing for better penetration of skin care products. Stress decreases during sleep letting the skin more easily repair itself and the skin produces 2 times less oil at night than during the day.
Here’s 10 easy and effective tips for bedtime to keep your skin looking young and rested when you wake in the morning.
1: Cleanse your skin nightly - Touching your face all day long, without intentionally doing so, is making your face one of the dirtiest parts on your body. It’s important to clean the skin at nighttime to avoid the spread of acne bacteria that can cause increased blemishes. In addition, your skin repairs itself at night, so removing makeup gives your skin a clean palette for applying your night time performance products for maximum absorption. According to recent poll, 47% of those surveyed said they did not wash their skin every night. I certainly understand the discipline and effort it requires to perform your nighttime skin care routine, especially when you’re exhausted. But, you really must do it.
2: Wash your skin earlier in the evening - Too tired to wash your skin at night? Perform your nighttime skin routine at 7:00 or 8:00. Earlier is better than never!
3: Always use moisturizer at night - Some people avoid using night cream to let their skin “breathe.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Avoiding night cream offers no positive skin benefit. In fact, when your skin is bare, the moisture evaporates right out of your skin resulting in dry skin cell build up making the skin look dull and tired. It’s really important to use a moisturizer that suits for your skin type 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…
4: Use products with performance ingredients - During the day your skin requires environmental-protecting ingredients but at night when your skin is regenerating, look for repair, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
-Repair ingredients like glycolic acid, retinol, Peptides, Red Marine Algae and Dermaxyl™ to encourage collagen activity.
-Exfoliation to stimulate new, healthy skin cell growth while removing surface dry skin cells. Skin rejuvenation is all about “out with the old, in with the new.”
-Soothing ingredients like White Tea Extract and Azulene to provide anti-inflammatory relief.
5. Change your pillowcases frequently - Why? Bacteria and oil may get reintroduced into the skin when you sleep so it’s always suggested for acne-prone skin to have a fresh, clean pillowcase to sleep on.
6. Use baby wash cloths instead of regular wash cloths - Even if your skin is not sensitive, it’s always a good idea to treat it gently. Regular wash cloths can be too aggressive so instead opt for gentler baby wash cloths.
7. Avoid applying eye cream too close - It’s important to avoid applying eye cream too close to the lash line as the product will actually end up in your eyes, picked up by your eyelashes. Every time you blink the hairs will lift microscopic amounts of product and it can eventually deposit into your eyes. Anything that enters the eyes can be an obvious irritant and cause unnecessary puffiness.
8. Sleep with your head elevated - Keep your head elevated by sleeping on two pillows at night to reduce under eye puffiness. This helps to reduce fluid retention in the eye area so you’re less puffy in the morning.
9: Avoid using greasy hand creams - You may suffer from a condition I call ‘hand cream acne’ if you sleep with your hands on your face at night. Most people are more likely to use hand cream during the dry winter months. Most often this cream is applied right before you go to bed.
So, if you sleep on your side with your hands on your face, the cream may be getting into the skin and clogging the pores. If you find that this may be happening to you, sleep with cotton gloves.
10. Get your beauty sleep – There is no doubt that getting enough sleep every night can offer many skin benefits. Sleep can reduce dark circles because a lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained. Lack of sleep also causes the skin to look pale and tired because the circulation has been impaired. In addition, it’s important to get a good night’s sleep because sleep deprivation also causes stress, which can aggravate all skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Following are some of the skin care Dos and DON’TS which you must notice and follow at night while sleeping.
1. Sleeping with makeup on
Do Not: It is observed that sleeping without washing face can make your skin prone to acne.
What to Do: Always remove makeup before going to bed. The studies say that makeup does not allow skin pores to breathe and if the dirt of your face is not cleaned, so it can make your skin look dull and more prone to acne. Therefore it is essential for you to wash your face before going to sleep. And if you are too tired so you can go for an option face wipes or a face towel. These are also a best option which helps you in removing skin dirt and impurities form your skin.
Do Not: Over exfoliating or scrubbing of the skin can lead to rashes and breakouts.
What to Do: You might be known that exfoliating is a best way to remove the dead skin cells which results to radiant and youthful skin. The skin expert suggest to exfoliate the skin only twice a week and if you have sensitive skin then you must do only once in a week. It is observed that Over-exfoliation can spoil your skin, as it can trigger irritation, rashes and breakouts. Therefore it is suggested to do it in moderation. Beside this you can also use homemade scrubs. You can make best homemade scrubs by using oatmeal, brown sugar, gram flour, and coffee all these natural product works wonder for your skin when it is used as a scrub.
Do Not: Sleeping without applying moisturizer is not good for skin.
What to Do: You must apply moisturizer daily, especially before going to bed and more especially if you have dry skin. Moisturizing helps by keeping your skin hydrated and prevent your skin from ageing. But it is also suggested to the people with oily skin should use the light weight and oil free moisturizer.
4. Beauty sleep
Do Not: Do not cut down your sleep time as it can increase the process of ageing.
What to Do: You must have at least 7 to 8 hours sleep as this allows to regeneration of skin cell which happens quicker only in night as compare to day. The regeneration of skin cells repair the skin damage which is caused in daytime because of UV rays and pollution. It is also suggested to take a bath before going to sleep.
5. Eye care
Do Not: It is seen that you often ignoring your eyes while taking the care of skin thus it result to puffiness of eyes and dark circles.
What to Do: It is essential for you to take care of eye when you are taking care of your skin. You must wash your skin around your eyes at least twice a day. You can also put potato or cucumber slices on your eyes as this helps to remove puffiness of your skin and dark circle
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