Friday, September 5, 2014

Don't Ruin Your Skin At Night

The time when you sleep is one of the most essential times for your skin to regenerate itself so that it can be refreshed and ready to go in the morning. Did you know that you may be doing things to your skin that makes it worse when you sleep. To help prevent this from happening, I have come up with several tips for you to keep your skin smooth and healthy.

1. My first tip is a bit obvious, but very essential. Clean your face before you go to bed! When you clean your skin before you go to bed, you are removing all of the dirt, oil, and pollution that has accumulated on your face during the day. Not properly cleansing your face before bed can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and accelerated aging. That's right ladies, you have to take your makeup off EVERY night before bed.

2. In conjunction with the first tip, my second tip is to not clean your skin too harshly. Though we may want to scrub our faces with a rough touch at night, taking it slowly with a gentle touch is so much better. The irritation caused to your skin by harsh scrubbing can be even worse than not cleansing your skin at all at night.

3. Don't forget to use a moisturizer at night. I recommend using a separate moisturizer for your face at night than in the morning. Dermatologist Erin Gilbert says that day creams tend to be more of protection of the environment, and night creams tend to rejuvenate the skin while it is makeup free and fresh, like supporting cell turnover. Check the description of night creams at your local drugstore and pick out the one that best suits your needs.

4. Not putting your hair up is another skin vice. There are so many oils in your hair than can rub against your skin at night and cause you to break out. At least pull your hair out of your face with a hair tie, so that the two do not meet.

5. My last tip is to use a silk or satin pillowcase instead of cotton. Silk or satin prevents trauma to the skin and reduces the probability of facial skin forming lines and wrinkles overnight. Also, remember to wash your pillow cases at least once a week.

When you sleep is one of the most important times for your skin's health. You might as well do whatever you can to make your skin beautiful by morning when you are asleep, so follow these five, simple rules.

Stay classy my lovelies,
Molly

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