We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so that’s 8 hours of time to pamper your skin you could be wasting! Making changes to, or starting a nighttime beauty ritual is easy if you know the steps to take and products to use.
Sleep is a time of rejuvenation for the entire body, so there’s no reason to deprive your skin of that precious time for healing. The biggest reason for having a big skincare routine at night is the day you had leading up to it. All day, the skin on your face is exposed to dirt, dust and grime. It may be covered in makeup or other products, or just the oil your skin produced. Not only can all of these different factors contribute to acne, they also can age your skin and blemish it in other ways.
Nighttime is also important for your beauty routine because sleep is, as we’ve discussed, 8 hours of clean, pure skin. You’re not walking around outside or sweating under the sun. You aren’t wearing makeup or having dust blown in your face from a car driving by on the street. Your skin can use this time to repair and absorb the moisture that it may have lost during the day. As your body rests, your skin can do its best recuperating. Keeping your skin young and free of wrinkles and other signs of aging is not difficult with the right routine.
So what does a nighttime beauty ritual look like? It will vary from person to person, and you’ll need to have a different ritual for the morning. With that being said, what you do before bed is equally important as what you do once you wake up. Let’s outline the steps and what you’ll need.
Sleep is important for your body and your skin, and how you prepare your skin for sleep is equally as important. If you have questions about your routine or what products and prescriptions you may benefit from, contact the skincare experts at Northeast Dermatology Associates.
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