Unless the day’s environmental toxins absorbing into your pores is part of your night time fantasies than keep reading to find out how to utilize your sleep as a time to regain youthful skin.
Every night during deep sleep the body recharges. Cell turnover, collagen building, texture resurfacing are all skin processes that may happen while your eyes are closed and your body is at rest. Because the few hours at night set aside for sleep are so crucial, it is important to note steps you take right before sleep that may affect these significant skin cycles.
Step number one. Never fall asleep with makeup on. Throughout the day your face comes in contact with multiple aggressors including makeup seeping into the pores, the pollution in the air, human contact, and hundreds of other floating particles that shall remain nameless. While makeup does act as a barrier from aggressors, the makeup can only protect to a certain degree and becomes a sponge for the day’s contamination. Be mindful not to over stimulate the eye contour and instead gently remove eye makeup prior to removing complexion makeup. Pay attention to how you clean the skin, one wash may not be enough so cleanse first with either a milky makeup remover or oil, then second with a facial wash. It is recommended to massage a cleanser on to the skin for at least a full minute. Rinse face with water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Choose a night time treatment that suits your skin concerns. Depending on whether you use both a targeted serum and a moisturizer or simple just a night crème, it is imperative to realize night time treatments are across the board in cosmetics industry standards much more potent than day treatments. Limit the serum to one pump through the face and neck and place directly onto the clean skin. Night crèmes are notoriously much richer in consistency which can create conflict for moisturizer happy consumers. Less is more is the mantra to remember. At night for most crème textured moisturizers a pea size will cover the entire face, if you take it down the neck and décolletage a dime size will be required. Overloading the face with crème will lead to breakouts, irritation and shiny morning skin.
Last but not least, care for areas that show rapid aging. Three beauty essentials to keep at bedside are hand crème, eye crème and lip balm. Many older celebrities are often photographed wearing gloves which is not a fashion trend but a way to hide their true age. Age spots and wrinkles are not limited to the face but can appear on hands due to frequent sun exposure and lack of moisture. Repeated hand washes leave hands dry so nourish hands at night with a pearl size of hand crème on each hand for an overnight treatment. The eye contour is the most delicate area on the skin because of the thin layers along the orbital bone. Numerous eye treatments are available on the market so chose one packed with antioxidants to rejuvenate tired eyes but apply only along the orbital bone and along the brown bone. Applying eye crème too close to the lashes may cause major irritation during sleep. It’s no secret lips diminish with age. To maintain young lips apply a rich balm at night. Doing so will not only keep lips looking full but in the morning the lips will have a smooth canvas for lipstick application.