Many people wake up in the morning with dry, parched and lifeless skin. Not many people know that by changing your skincare routine at night, this could make a big difference with giving you that morning glow and slowing down the inevitable signs of aging.
1. Do A Nightly Cleanse
A lot of us unintentionally touch our faces all day long which inevitably makes our face one of the dirtiest parts of our body. Since this is the case, it’s important to be proactive and cleanse our faces to avoid the spread of acne bacteria. Additionally, because our skin repairs itself at night, removing makeup gives skin a clean palette for applying your nighttime products for maximum absorption. When I started cleaning my face regularly at nighttime, I saw huge gains in the quality of my skin and it helped to keep the acne at bay.
2. Exfoliate but only two times a week
Exfoliation is an important step to ensure you have clean and fresh skin but over exfoliation can be traumatic to your skin. In order to have fresh, supple skin, you need to slough off the dead cells on the surface. Concentrate on the pores on your cheeks and on scrubbing off the blackheads on your nose. Blackheads and pores on your nose and cheeks can be persistent, but overusing your exfoliator is never a good idea.
3. Use moisturizer nightly
Some people avoid using a night cream to let their skin “breathe.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth simply because the skin doesn’t have a respiratory system. 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 [G3]=== important to use a moisturizer (one suited 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 into the skin.
4. Use A Skin Treatment
There are many treatments for skin but it can all become a bit overwhelming. Look for a product that addresses your skin care issues. You can usually find these through labels such as “Repair”, “Rejuvenate”, “Replenish”, etc. The best treatment is the one that works for your skin.
5. Sleep Better
Sleep is the ultimate fixer for the skin. When it comes to your beauty routine, sleep may be the closest thing there is to a fountain of youth. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your looks. The key is to get enough shut-eye — 7 to 9 quality hours each night.
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