Throughout the day, the skin often gets exposed to harsh ultraviolet (UV) sunrays, dust and air pollution, harsh chemicals and environmental conditions.
Over time, this can cause significant damage to your skin and lead to various signs of premature aging like wrinkles, fine lines and a dull complexion. You can reverse this by taking good care of your skin and hair during the night.
The best time to take care of our skin is at night because while we sleep the skin regenerates and if we pay extra attention to it before we go to bed we’ll have a healthier glow and an improved complexion. Caring for your skin before you go to bed will rejuvenate it, reduce the blemishes and other imperfections and postpone the aging process.
Here are the top 10 beauty habits you should follow at night.
Use a Toner
Clean your face with a toner before you go to bed every night. It will help you restore the natural pH levels of your skin, improving its resistance to microorganisms and bacteria. Choose the best one that fits your skin type and wipe your neck and face before going to bed. It will clarify, hydrate and energize your skin.
Apply Hand Cream
To keep your hands smooth and soft throughout the day, you need to take proper care of them at night. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and mild soap, pat dry with a towel and then apply a hand cream.
Use a thick, plain and a little greasy hand cream to keep your hands well moisturized during the night. This will help to your hands and fingernails look their best first thing in the morning.
Also, it will keep your cuticles in good shape and prevent your hands from developing early signs of aging like sagging skin or wrinkles.
Brush Your Teeth
“A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman’s body!” You may not be blessed with perfect teeth, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep them clean and healthy. Always brush and floss your teeth before going to bed in order to remove bacteria and germs from your mouth, as well as to prevent cavities.
Use Eye Cream
Unfortunately, you can not stop the aging process, but you can certainly reduce the signs of it. You can make your wrinkles in the eye-area less visible by applying moisturizing eye cream before bedtime. This will also tighten the skin and help you get rid off the dark-circles under your eyes.
Switch To Silk Pillowcases
If you sleep on silk bed sheets and pillowcases, your skin will look silky too! Your hair will look smooth and healthy as well. This is because the cotton doesn’t provide the same benefits as the silk does. The silk is full of proteins and amino-acids that keep your skin and hair beautiful and healthy.
Apply Petroleum Jelly On Your Feet
The feet should also be a part of your beauty regimen. Wash them with warm water and pat them dry. Apply some foot cream or petroleum jelly and massage them gently, paying special attention to the rough patches. This will eliminate the appearance of dry patches and cracked heels, and will make your feet nice and soft.
Pin Up Your Hair
Some people like to sleep with their hair down, but it’s better to sleep with your hair tied back. This will benefit both your hair and skin.
Brush your hair and then braid it or pin it up into a bun to avoid knots and tangles in the morning. It will help keep your hair off your face as you sleep. Hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and cause pimples and acne breakouts.
Turn on a Humidifier
Turning on the humidifier at night before going to bed is particularly important in the winter. A humidifier infuses the air in your bedroom with moisture. This in turn helps soothe dry, itchy and cracked skin.
Low humidity levels have been found to exacerbate symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other conditions. But it can be easily remedied with a humidifier.
So, to support beautiful skin, sleep with a humidifier on through the night.
Remove Your Makeup
Irrespective of your busy schedule or whether you are extremely tired, you must take time to remove your makeup before going to bed at night. This is very important if you wish to keep your skin looking young and ageless.
When you are sleeping at night, your skin repairs itself and the skin pores open up. But when there is a layer of makeup on your face like lipstick, mascara, foundation, highlighter and eye shadow, the pores get clogged. This results in spots, uneven skin tone and even acne breakouts.
You can use a makeup remover, facial cleanser or cold cream to cleanse your skin and make it makeup free.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Let’s be clear – sleeping 4 hours at night is not sleeping, it’s napping. For your body to function properly, you need at least 7-8 hours of good sleep. By doing that, you’re allowing the cells to regenerate and your body to rest from the exhausting day before. Plus, the next morning you certainly won’t be needing 3 cups of coffee to wake up and tons of makeup to cover the heavy bags under your eyes. You will look fresh and energized, and well rested. So, make sure you get a good night’s sleep every night!
Try these beauty hacks and see for yourself what amazing effects they will have. You’ll wake up with amazing hair and skin every morning.