Your skin needs quality sleep every night so that you can wake up looking refreshed and beautiful in the morning. Before you count sheep and head to dreamland, though, make sure your nightly skincare routine is in check. Click here to see how to beautify while you sleep. Yes, makeup needs to be removed…every night! And no, toner is not a hoax — it actually balances out your skin’s pH. Abide by the following nighttime beauty routine rituals and you’ll find new meaning for the term “beauty sleep”.
8 Nightly Skincare Routine Rituals
1. Wipe Away The Day’s Makeup
Become firm friends with your makeup remover because sleeping with makeup on can result in breakouts while also being aging for your skin. Makeup holds onto free radicals it absorbs when you wear it and these disintegrate the skin’s collagen. Get into the healthy habit of removing your makeup every single night.
2. Use a Cleanser
Okay, in case you were wondering, cleanser is not the same as makeup remover! After getting rid of your makeup, you need to use a cleanser to eliminate dirt and environmental pollutants. You should choose a cleanser according to your skin type.
- For Dry Skin — Use a gentle cleanser that contains ceramides. These work to strengthen the skin’s barrier and bring hydration to your complexion because they replace the natural ceramides or lipids that exist in the skin’s surface layer.
- For Oily Skin — You want to stop your skin from producing so much oil which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts, so a cleanser with salicylic acid is a must to clean dirt and balance your skin.
3. Get Toned
Using a toner on your skin after cleansing is a must! Although you might think it just gets rid of any excess dirt, toner maintains your skin’s PH balance while being filled with antioxidants to nourish your skin. Use toner every night on your face and choose a product with cucumber to soothe any redness or inflammation if your skin is sensitive. Phytomer Eau Marine Alcohol Free Tonic is highly recommended.
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4. Hydrate and Nourish
Finish off your cleansing and toning with a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid. This ingredient has become highly popular lately and that’s because it’s such an efficient way to keep your skin smooth and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it actually pulls water to it from the atmosphere, trapping it into your skin. When choosing a moisturizer safe for oily skin, make sure it’s non-comedogenic, which means it will prevent pimples. It should also be a light consistency, especially now that it’s summer, as you don’t want anything too thick that could exacerbate oiliness. Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask is a deep hydration serum for every night use.
5. Slather on the Eye Cream
Even if you use eye cream in the morning, you should always repeat this action at night. After having moisturized your face, it doesn’t make sense to leave your eye area bare and dry. There are many different types of eye cream benefits, depending on what your skin needs. Tata Harper Resorative Eye Cream contains hyaluronic acid and will give you an open eye fresh feeling as well as maximum hydration for morning and night.
- For Anti-Wrinkle: If you want to keep wrinkles under cover, your eye cream should contain retinol, but illuminating eye cream is also great to draw attention from any lines you already have in the area.
- For Puffy Eyes: if you’re one for late nights, your eyes will show it, and thus you should look for caffeine in your eye cream ingredients.
6. Don’t Forget Your Hands and Feet!
During the day, you move your hands and feet a lot, so they don’t get a chance to really absorb moisturizers. Night time is the perfect time to keep the skin in these areas of your body smooth. Take time to massage your feet and hands with a luxurious cream (shea butter is a good choice) after stepping out of a shower or bath. This is also a great way to relax and pamper yourself after a busy day. If you really want nice feet, then do not wait until your pedicure at the spa to get your feet worked on. We all use the Clarisonic on our face. The Pedi-Sonic for feet is a must-have bathroom tool to maintain nice feet. Use it Daily or even 3x per week in the shower or bath.
7. Drink Lemon Water
Water throughout the day is important to keep your skin hydrated, but have one last glass and mix it with lemon before you head to bed for radiant skin in the morning. Lemon is packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals. It contains Vitamin C that works to repair dead skin cells, combating fine lines and discoloration on your skin. Vitamin C is often found in various skincare products, such as skin brightening ones, but it is also good to consume, so drink up! Adding Vitamin C to your morning skincare regimen is great for collagen production. Apply Silk Intensive C Serum after cleansing your face. Follow with moisturizer.
8. Change How You Sleep
Sleep in and of itself is important for gorgeous skin and beautification because it prevents your body from producing hormones that can take their toll. But how you sleep is also worth checking. If you wake up with lines on your face, invest in satin or silk pillow covers so that they won’t bunch up under your skin, causing wrinkles. Another good idea is to sleep on your back. This not only allows all the skincare products you’ve used on your skin before bed to be absorbed without getting rubbed off, but studies have shown that lying on your back reverses the effects of gravity. In a Japanese study, it was found that the face literally droops throughout the day thanks to gravity. By sleeping on your back, you prevent this sagging from taking place on your skin.
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