It’s no secret that night time skin care routines can make or break a person’s skin care routine. Doing the right things before going to bed can either step up or decrease our skin care game. Not only can we add new things to our routine, but often it is about refining what we are already doing. In addition, being aware of those things that can step up our skin care game, and having it fit into our unique schedules. So, what are night time skin care tips that can help improve our skin care? That is why we created this list of night time skin care tips.
- Wash your face sooner than later. We all have our cut off time at night where we feel like we hit a brick wall of tiredness and the easy things such as washing our face, brushing teeth, etc. becomes more difficult. Make a mental note to wash your face before the tiredness hits. Sleep is when our body recovers, removing makeup and the daily buildup on the face will help prolong the repair process at night.
- Wash your pillowcase frequently. Why change a pillowcase frequently? Every day we touch different things that have bacteria and germs. This then gets transferred to our face when we touch it. In addition, any oils or dirt on the face gets transferred to the pillow when sleeping. It is most important for people with acne prone skin to always have a fresh pillow to reduce irritation.
- Use warm water when washing face. Despite what you may have heard, hot water can remove essential oils from the skin and cause dehydration and irritation to the skin. Using warm water can reduce the chances of irritation. Find the medium balance between cold and hot water when washing your face.
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, prevent breakouts, smooths skin texture, and even clear pores. Exfoliation is one of the most important aspects of a skin care routine, fortunately it can be done from home. It is a vital tool for people with blemishes as it helps kill bacteria and can help prevent breakouts.
Some additional benefits of exfoliation include helping clear clogged pores. If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps prevent congested pores. Most common areas of irritation are the chin, nose and forehead.
Use a soft cloth when cleaning face. Whether you are using a cloth or facial cleanser device, ensure it is soft and non abrasive. Abrasive facial tools or cloths can leave scratches on the face unseen to the eye. This can lead to further irritation of the skin. Know your skin type. If your skin is sensitive, using the softest cloth may be the best fit for you. Use a serum to help combat damage to skin.
Moisturize. Sometimes people avoid using a moisturizer at night. Using a moisturizer at night can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent dry skin build up on the face. At night, the skin is most permeable. This allows for maximum absorption of active ingredients for the skin. After showering or washing your face, you want to lock in the moisture. Use skincare that might include a moisturizer to do this. Don’t forget about your neck when moisturizing!