When it comes to skincare, most of us still have a lot to learn. With the rise of social media, we are now being exposed to so many new tips and tricks that can lead to better skin. But with all the information available, it’s hard for people to know whom they can trust.
Well-meaning friends might try to help you out by telling off-the-cuff home remedies but these tips are hardly ever beneficial. While there’s no magical solution for every problem your skin may face, there are certain habits you can adopt that will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing from within as well as from without.
Believe it or not, taking good care of your skin is more than just washing your face once a day; it’s about making small changes every day to achieve visible results over time. Here are some important things you should follow every night before going to bed.
This may sound like common sense, but many people forget to exfoliate their skin. If you don’t, dead skin cells start accumulating on the surface of your skin, clogging your pores and leading to breakouts. Make it a habit to exfoliate your skin lightly every night, using a scrub that has gentle microdermabrasion particles, or a face wipe.
An enzyme peel may also be a good option for those looking for an immediate, anti-aging boost. Regular exfoliation removes the built-up layer of cells that build up on your skin’s surface and can lead to acne, as well as blocked pores. Exfoliating also removes the surface layer of dead cells on the skin’s surface, revealing new, healthy ones beneath.
Things to avoid while sleeping
- While it’s always great to pamper yourself while you’re in bed, there are certain things you should avoid while you’re sleeping. While there’s no harm in applying some moisturizer or face cream before sleeping.
- Avoid products that have alcohol in them. Alcohol, when applied to the skin, can cause dryness and irritation, as well as breakouts. Avoid products that include harsh chemicals such as bleaching agents, or ingredients that are too scented.
- Artificial fragrances can cause allergies and irritate sensitive skin. Avoid products that have a heavy texture. They are not suitable for sleeping as their texture will stay on your skin all night, which may cause tiredness the following day.
- Avoid products containing oils such as Evening Primrose and Linseed Oil as they are high in Omega 6, which is too high an amount for the skin while sleeping.
Skincare at night
If you’re looking to improve the quality of your skin while you’re sleeping, try applying toner or serum before you go to sleep. This will help keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh. If you’re looking to treat an existing problem while sleeping, try using an acne treatment mask or an anti-aging serum. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected throughout the night is very important to achieve beautiful, glowing skin in the morning.
During sleep, the production of natural oils by your skin decreases which results in dryness. Hence, it’s very important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized through other means apart from using liquids or creams. If you have dry skin, use a humidifier during the night as this will add moisture to your room. You can also invest in a good quality cream or lotion that doesn’t feel greasy on your skin. A few drops of jojoba oil can be added to any moisturizer for extra hydration too!
With the right diet, regular exercise, and the right skincare products, it is possible to keep your skin young and healthy. All you have to do is make a few changes to your daily routine. If you think you’re not doing enough to take care of your skin, make it a priority to cleanse your face once a day and use a face mask once a week.
Even small changes can make a huge difference. With the right diet, regular exercise, and the right skincare products, it is possible to keep your skin young and healthy. All you have to do is make a few changes to your daily routine. If you think you’re not doing enough to take care of your skin, make it a priority to cleanse your face once a day and use a face mask once a week. Even small changes in skincare can make a huge difference.