Do you want to have beautiful skin? Here are 6 Things Women With Beautiful Skin Do Before They Go To Bed. By content provider Doyinsola Fagoyinbo.
Getting your beauty sleep is vital, but what you do before you conk out makes a difference in your complexion too. These quick pre-bedtime tips will leave your skin smoother and more radiant by the time you’re up.
How To Care For Your Skin Before You Go To Bed
1. Cleanse Twice
Have you ever washed your makeup off before bed, yet mysteriously woken up with liner smudged under your eyes? This is very normal, especially if you used long-lasting makeup, which does live up to its claim.
Here’s why: Twelve- to 24-hour foundations, mascaras, eyeliners, and eyeshadows are all made with polymers that don’t readily dissolve with soap and water or water-based makeup remover. So to make sure everything comes off your face, cleanse the face twice.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin
If your skin looks dull and lifeless, chances are dead skin cells are to blame. Skin cells shed naturally every 28 days, but sometimes they can stick around, building up on your skin and causing an uneven texture.
To keep these dead cells away, use an alpha hydroxy acid-based cleanser at least twice a week, which will leave you with glowing, smooth skin, since the acids in cleaners reach deeper into your skin’s layers than physical scrubs, breaking the bonds between dead cells and loosening them. (If you’re double cleansing, make this your second step.)
If you tend to breakout easily, use a cleanser with salicylic acid, which also fights acne by clearing away excess oil.
3. Give Your Skin a Shot of Moisture
Moisturisers plump up the skin, softening the appearance of fine lines and creating a smoother appearance. Plus, they soothe your skin after you exfoliate.
At bedtime, apply a moisturiser or a hydrating overnight mask. Keep it in the fridge in between uses; if your moisturiser or hydrating mask is cold upon application, it’ll cut down on any redness in your skin by constricting blood vessels and will also help tighten your pores.
4. Sleep on Your Back
If you fall asleep on your stomach or side, pillows and sheets can leave not-so-pretty indentations on your cheeks when you wake up in the morning. Even worse, research reports that over time, applying pressure on your face can lead to wrinkles. (For example, if you always sleep on your right side, the right side of your face can potentially develop more wrinkles).
Sleeping on your back (and using a silk pillowcase) not only keeps your face free of fine lines, but it also props your head up just so to keep fluids from pooling in your eyes and creating unsightly bags. For backup help preventing under-eye puffiness, dot on a caffeine-laced eye cream around your eyes before hitting the sack.
5. Use cold eye cream
You may already be applying your eye cream religiously, but I bet you did not know it works better when it’s cold. Keep your eye cream in the refrigerator and apply before going to bed to decrease morning puffiness.
6. Exfoliate your lips
If you want to wake up with soft, kissable lips, just use a lip scrub before heading to bed. After rinsing it off, use a lip balm that will moisturise your exfoliated lips while you sleep.