Night time is the best time to take care of your skin. All day long, our skin meets the abuse of sunlight and free radicals floating around in the polluted air. Developing a night time routine for healthy skin can help undo some of the damage your skin sees during the day and help boost your skin’s natural efforts for cellular repair during the night.
While washing your face in the morning can help, we all know that time is rushed. To take the best care of your skin, you’ll need a simple night time routine that encourages your skin to be smooth and radiant.
Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be a long and laborious event.
1. Remove Makeup and Cleanse Your Skin
Proof that getting the healthy and beautiful skin you desire doesn’t have to be complicated. Thoroughly cleaning your face before sleep is still the best thing you can do for your skin. You should never go to sleep without removing your makeup. Sleeping in makeup clogs your pores, which will cause blemishes. Your makeup also collects all the free radicals in the environment during the day. So when you sleep in your makeup, you are sleeping with that still on your face. Free radicals break down collagen, which causes wrinkles.
To avoid all these problems, try using a one-step makeup remover that will both remove your makeup and cleanse the skin. If you skin the rest of your routine, never skip this part.
2. Use Night Oils a Few Times a Week
Oils penetrate your skin better than other product options out there. Using a night oil a few times a week will help boost your complexion and give you a radiant finish in the morning.
Consider trying a product that has avocado oil in it. You’ll get the benefits of antioxidants, and the rich fatty acids are an excellent moisturizer. You might try a sample of a night oil with avocado oil before committing to it. It can be too rich for some skin types and cause breakouts. For others who need extra moisturizer it can be the perfect solution.
3. Use a Sleep Mask a Couple Times a Week
An overnight mask just a couple times a week can be an excellent way to help with cellular repair. While you are sleeping, your skin naturally undergoes most cellular repair than when you’re awake. This means that while you’re asleep, your skin can be more receptive to products and better benefit from the boost they have to offer.
An overnight face mask will work on exfoliating your skin to help clean away the dead cells that build up during the day and moisturize your skin to prepare it for the next day.
All you need to do is wash your face and apply a thicker layer of a face mask. Wash it off in the morning, and you’re done.
4. Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule
Sleep offers many benefits to your health. It may be popular to add more hours to your day by skipping some sleep, but it’s not what’s best for you in the long term. Adding one more way that getting enough sleep can help you, keeping a regular sleep schedule leads to healthier skin.
As mentioned above, your skin naturally undergoes more cellular repair while you sleep. This is the time when your skin cells are regenerating faster and working to keep you healthy. Your skin needs that time. Getting the regular eight hours of sleep that you need will have you feel refreshed and will also help your skin look refreshed.
5. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
When you sleep on cotton or similar fabrics, your face is pulled, folded, and smushed in the night while you sleep. Over time, this isn’t great for your skin if you want to avoid developing wrinkles. As an alternative, try a silk pillowcase. Your skin will slip and slide over the fabric without catching.