Steps for Creating the Perfect Nightly Beauty Routine
You’ve had a long difficult day. Your commute was exhausting and exasperating. You’ve had your meal, perhaps watched TV and spent time with the family and are now preparing for bed. But don’t lie down just yet. It’s time for you to begin your nightly beauty routine, a component of an overall beauty regime that should never be ignored. It turns out that the body replenishes itself during sleep time and by helping it before you place your head on your pillow you can wake up refreshed and looking well. Here are some steps to take in developing an efficient, smart nightly beauty routine.
Remove your makeup: Make sure your pores are clear of leftover mascara, lip color, etc., before going to bed. Wash your face completely in order to remove all the gunk and buildup of the day.
Exfoliate: Remove dead and dull skin cells by buffing away these impurities and by using an exfoliator like our Facial Enzyme Exfoliant. When you finally go to sleep afterwards you will be giving your body the perfect opportunity to replace these cells with fresh, new ones.
Hydrate and moisturize: Be sure your skin is properly hydrated before going to sleep by using products like our anti aging eye serum and/or anti aging skin cream. Both have a regenerative affect on the skin and will keep you feeling fresh even as you awaken for the next day.
Turn on the humidifier: An air humidifier will keep your hydration level at an optimum range as you sleep. This, along with a moisturizing serum and cream, will help you feel refreshed and hydrated in the morning.
Apply Hand Cream: This will protect your cuticles and prevent your skin from prematurely aging.
Pin up your hair: Your hair contains oils and dirt that may exacerbate or cause pimples and acne breakouts.
Get enough sleep: As we’ve said before, sleep is a time of rejuvenation and repair. Countless studies have shown how important sleep is for our overall health including our circulation and stress level. Both of these affect how we look as well. “Sleep can reduce dark circles because a lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained,” says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau.
To sum it all up, by incorporating these beauty tips into your skincare regime you will make the next day’s application of makeup and skin products easier. You will also help to retard the effects of the aging process on the skin. Take good care of your skin and have a good night’s rest.