We’ve all heard about beauty sleep, but is there any truth to this? Well, it’s true that your skin absorbs products better while you’re sleeping than in the daytime so maybe it is time to up your skincare routine at night. Here are our tips to follow for clear, healthy skin.
Remove your makeup
As mentioned, your skin is more likely to absorb products from your face during the night when you aren’t battling against other environmental factors like the sun’s rays and pollution. However, the last thing you want your skin to absorb is your makeup! This is the first step in any nighttime routine. Use a gentle makeup remover or micellar water to cleanse your skin and get ready for the night.
Cleanse and tone
Next, you’ll want to wash your face and use a gentle non soap-based cleanser to take off all the dirt from the day. You want to find one that is hydrating and won’t strip your skin of all those natural oils. Next up is your toner. Many people skip this step but we believe it’s the most important. Toner helps balance your skin and maintain your pH levels so it’s a key step especially if you have oily skin. Find a toner that is alcohol-free and is made with natural ingredients.
This is where instructions will diverge based on your skin type and age. For some people, they will need to use something that is very hydrating whereas for someone else you may want to consider a brightening or anti-ageing serum. This is where your dermatologist will come in handy. Eye creams are another form of preventative care that nourish and hydrate the thin, and easily wrinkled skin under your eyes. Find one that has peptides as these are great for hydration.
The final step
If you don’t want to invest in fancy creams and add steps to your skincare routine then the best thing you can do is moisturize, especially after cleansing your skin and using toner. Moisturisers should be oil-free and rather than making your skin feel heavy, should go on light and sheer. You can pick up something basic from the chemist or ask your dermatologist which moisturizer is best for your skin.
Having great skin doesn’t have to be very complicated, especially when you stick to these few basic steps. If you do have problem skin however, then speaking to a dermatologist is the best way to figure out the right solution for your skin.