Why you should take care of your skin at night
How to replenish, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin while you sleep
CONTRARY to popular belief, the skin does not take a break or sleep when you are in bed. Most people don’t know that the skin regenerates faster at night than during the day. The skin cells are repaired most effectively between 12 and 4am. This is because there are no stress factors such as the sun, smoking and many others. Using the right products at this time will help destroy bacteria and boost collagen production, which helps keep the skin firm and radiant.
Always wash your face at night, especially if you apply make-up on a regular basis. Leaving make-up on will clog your pores and cause oil build up, leading to pimples and blemishes. Use a less oily face wash to allow the skin to breathe.
Masks help remove bacteria from the skin, allowing it to repair itself easier. Masks are less harsh than some exfoliation products so they will take your skin from dull to radiant without damaging it. Clay masks are the best ones to use and they remove most dirt. You can use the mask twice a week for faster results.
This is an important part of skin renewal. Nourishing the skin helps to keep it hydrated and slows down the aging process. Use serums or anti-aging cream with Vitamin C to hydrate your skin at night. Remember that the thinner the cream, the better, as this allow your skin to breathe.
Alcohol before you sleep. This is simply because alcohol dehydrates the skin and can even cause puffy eyes when you wake up in the morning. Rather drink lemon water. Lemon is a good anti-oxidant.