Taking care of your skin at night – for beautiful skin all day long
We all know how important sleep is. Sleep allows our bodies (and our skin!) to rest and rejuvenate. Sometimes, after a long and busy day, it’s tempting to just fall into bed and get that beauty sleep as soon as possible. But there are a few things you should do each night to help your skin – before you head off to dreamland.
Clean skin is healthy skin
Cleansing skin properly at the end of each day is a must. It’s crucial to remove makeup, dirt, oil, and other pollutants from your skin. Not only can pollutants be harmful to your skin on their own, but they can also affect the effectiveness of any products you use.
Give your skin a clean place to rest and repair itself
You should take care to assure that anything that comes into contact with your skin is clean – hands, washcloth, and pillowcase are some of the things your face may touch throughout your day. You should always wash your hands before applying any skin care products (which also helps prevent contamination of the products themselves), and you should avoid touching your face if it’s not necessary. If you sleep with your hand(s) under or on your face, make sure to wash your hands before bed, and avoid greasy hand creams that can get on your face and clog pores.
One of the best things you can do to avoid bacteria on your skin is to change your pillowcase frequently. While you sleep, dirt and oils from your hair, etc. get deposited on your pillowcase – and the next time you put your head on that pillow, that dirt, oil, and bacteria can find their way onto your face. A clean, smooth pillowcase can go a long way to helping you keep your skin clear and healthy (it may also help you get a better night’s sleep.)
Remember, too, that detergents with fragrance and other irritants can irritate your skin. It’s a good idea to use a “free and clear” detergent when washing items that will come in contact with the delicate skin on your face.
Moisturize every night
After properly cleansing your skin, it’s time to moisturize – preferably while your skin is still a bit damp.
It can be tempting to think that, since your skin is repairing itself while you sleep, you don’t need to apply moisturizer or any other product to help it along.
But while your skin is repairing itself, it is still possible for moisture to evaporate from the skin’s surface. Applying a moisturizer can help skin retain its proper moisture balance so that it doesn’t become dry and dull.
Because your skin is doing some of its most important repair work while you sleep, nighttime is also a great time to apply those serums and other high-potency skin care products.
Get enough sleep
One of the most important things you can do for your skin – and your body in general – os to get adequate sleep. Since almost all bodily processes rest, repair, and rejuvenate during sleep, getting a sufficient amount of sleep can do wonders for your overall health and the health and appearance of your skin.
While sleep requirements vary from person to person, typically 7-8 hours of sleep is sufficient. Even one night of inadequate or poor quality sleep can show on your skin.
Mellisa B Naturally can help you with your nighttime skin care routine
From our cleansing milk, which can deep clean your skin without stripping moisture, to our Moisturize and More with Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, to our Tri-Potency Peptide Serum, our skin care line can make your nighttime routine both simple and effective – naturally.