Throughout the day, the skin often gets exposed to unfavourable ultraviolet sunray, harsh chemicals, environmental conditions, dust and air pollution.
With time, this could lead to significant damage to your skin and lead to various signs of premature aging like wrinkles, dull complexion and fine lines. Taking good care of your skin and hair before bed is a good way to give your body the TLC he needs.
While you’re asleep, your skin repairs itself and your skin will become even healthier with just a little help from you. A proper nightly skin care routine will cause your skin to glow, reduce blemishes, make your skin glow, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
Pay attention to the following points and you definitely will see some improvement within a few days.
Remove Your Makeup
We know you must be busy, probably too tired to take off your makeup before bed. However, it is important you remove your makeup before bed for the sake of your skin.
The skin is designed to repair itself at night, and it does this effectively when the pores are open. So when there’s a layer of makeup clogging the skin, the pores are blocked and it is difficult for the skin to get repaired while you’re asleep. As a result, you may develop an uneven skin tone, acne breakouts and spots.
There are lots of makeup removers, cold cream and facial cleaners that you could employ in getting rid of the makeup and cleansing your skin.
Switch to Silk Pillowcases
A silk pillowcase and silk bed sheets will do so much for your skin and your hair. Silk has natural proteins and eighteen essential amino acids which help to keep the skin Young-looking. It will also prevent sleep lines or sleep creases that happen with a cotton pillowcase.
The smooth and silky feeling is good for your hair as well as your skin. It makes your hair slide smoothly and there will be less damage. On the other hand, a cotton pillowcase will make the hair bunch and knot.
Apply Petroleum Jelly on Your Feet
Beautiful and healthy feet are a true reflection of your personality and beauty. It’s therefore important that you do not ignore them during your nightly beauty regimen.
After washing your feet with warm water, pat dry them properly. Then apply some petroleum jelly or maybe a foot cream to your feet, especially if they are rough and dry. This is to prevent cracked heels and make them soft. Cover your feet with socks before going to bed.
If you have time, massage your feet daily at night in circular motions for at least five minutes. It will help you relax and sleep better.
Use a Toner
Every night before bed, it’s important that you tone your face up with a toner. This will help restore the natural pH levels of your skin which will in turn make your skin more resistant against pathogens. It will also help cleanse your skin of dust, impurities and pollution. It is particularly important for acne-prone and oily skin.
Different types of toners are available in the market, depending on the skin type. If you would prefer to use a natural toner, then the best natural toner to use is rose water. It will help hydrate, clarify and energize your skin.
To apply a skin toner, take a little in a cotton pad and apply over your entire face and neck area, then allow your skin to air dry. It’s advisable that you go for a formula free of alcohol.
Apply Hand Cream
A hand cream is useful for keeping your hands soft and smooth. It’s important after a rough day to take care of them at night. Simply wash your hands with mild soap and warm water, pat dry with a towel and then apply the cream.
Use a thick, plain and slightly greasy cream so that your hands stay moisturized. That way, your fingernails look perfect first thing in the morning.
It will also keep your cuticles healthy and prevent aging signs like wrinkles and sagging skin.
Use Eye Cream
The eye area is often the first to show signs of aging. It’s imperative, therefore, that you take care of your eyes properly. First, remove the eye makeup before applying the eye cream.
The cream will help de-puff, reduce dark circles, moisturize and minimize the appearance of wrinkles while also tightening the under-eye area, albeit temporarily.
We suggest you for a lightweight eye cream with ingredients like peptides, caffeine, brighteners and antioxidants. Start with applying the cream on the inner corners of your eyes and then gently massage toward the outer corners.
Brush Your Teeth
After having dinner, brushing and flossing your teeth is important before bed as it will keep your mouth free from germs, infections and cavities. Plus, it will also help avoid serious dragon breath in the morning.
It’s advisable to go for a toothbrush with a soft bristle and fluoride toothpaste and brush for at least two minutes. It is suggested that you brush thirty minutes after having your meal, especially after an acidic meal as doing so immediately a meal could push the acid deeper into the dentin.
Pin Up Your Hair
As much as we know you love sleeping with your hair down, it’s much better to sleep with your hair tied back as it will benefit both your skin and your hair.
Brush your hair and braid it or pin up into a bun to avoid tangles in the morning. Plus, it will keep your hair off your face while you sleep. You would not realize how important that is until you realize how much dirt and oil the hair contains which, when in contact with your face may cause irritations, acne breakouts and pimples.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
After a hard day’s work, it is important to get your beauty sleep at night. The nature and duration of your sleep can have a huge impact on how you look during the daytime. Sleep is a rejuvenating treatment as the repair and growth process of cells occurs when you sleep.
Lack of sleep can cause many signs of aging like wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, dull complexion and fine lines. To keep yourself looking young, get 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep.
To enjoy sound sleep, maintain a regular bedtime, switch off your TV, keep your mobile in another room, avoid coffee before bedtime and take a warm bath in the evening.
Now, you can rise and greet the morning with radiant and beautiful skin by incorporating these beauty habits in your nightly skin care regimen.