We all know that beauty sleep is essential for healthy skin. But what you do before you snooze also makes a massive difference in your complexion.
To enhance your skincare routine before bed, here are some quick pre-bedtime tips. Your skin will be smoother and more lustrous by the time your alarm clock starts ringing.
If you’re not double cleansing yet, now’s the time to jump on the bandwagon.
If you’ve ever woken up after cleansing with liner or mascara smudged around your eyes, that’s pretty normal if you wear long-lasting makeup. Makeup products like foundations, mascaras, eye shadows, and eyeliners that pride themselves on being long-lasting are created with polymers that don’t easily dissolve with soap and water or water-based makeup remover.
To banish every teeny amount of product, it’s time to follow the double cleansing method originating from Korean skin care.
First, use an oil-based cleanser to remove your makeup to double cleanse. The oil breaks down the polymers and waxes better than soap and water. Then, finish the cleansing ritual with a gentle non-soap cleanser to banish any leftover residue.
Wear an Eye Cream
To improve the appearance of dullness, bags, and fine lines and wrinkles, apply a night cream before you hop in between the sheets to sleep.
And if your job involves long days peering at a screen, you may have experienced eye strain. As the evening gives us a little more time to perform a longer skincare routine, a great idea is to pair your eye cream with a gentle massage. This can relieve any tension and helps the product absorb better.
We recommend the Babor Vitalizing Eye Cream . The formula is light and supple, treating the stressed-out area of the eye.
The eye cream delivers intensive moisture while lessening the appearance of dark circles and puffiness – goodbye panda eyes. It also helps to prevent the first signs of skin ageing, like fine lines.
This eye cream’s secret ingredient is a special power peptide that mimics the action of royalactin. This is the peptide in Royal Jelly created by honeybees for the Queen Bee. Royalactin helps make the skin appear smoother, healthier, and more youthful.
Use an Overnight Mask
Before you roll into bed, lock in all the skincare products you’ve applied with an occlusive formula, like a face oil, moisturizer, or overnight mask. This will lock in your treatments and keep your skin quenched and hydrated all night as you sleep.
While you can use the same moisturizer you use for the day, it’s best to use a slightly thicker formula to support the skin barrier and to add that extra oomph for more glow. Creams designed for night use can really help to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin.
Ingredients to keep an eye out for in an overnight mask or moisturizer include shea butter, niacinamide, and squalene. Retinol night creams also work wonderfully.
Avant 8 Hour Radiance Renewal Sleeping Mask
The Avant 8 Hour Radiance Renewal Sleeping Mask works on your skin overnight for more youthful and glowing skin. It’s packed with a signature combination of ingredients, including shea butter, panthenol, and rice bran.
Shea butter is teeming with antioxidants and is high in vitamins A and E. The ingredient functions as an emollient to keep your skin plump, soft, and supple. It also tightens the skin and treats the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Meanwhile, rice bran is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids and deeply hydrates and restores the skin’s natural radiance. Panthenol helps to treat damaged skin while helping lessen irritation and inflammation.
Sleep on your Back
If you tend to sleep on your stomach or side, sheets and pillows can leave lingering indentations when you rise in the morning. While this may seem like just a minor nuisance when you wake up, applying pressure on your face can contribute to wrinkles in time.
If you can, sleeping on your back and using a silk pillowcase can help keep your lovely skin free of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only that but sleeping on your back props your head up and prevents fluids from pooling under your eyes and contributing to puffy bags.
Drink Some Water
We all know that drinking plenty of water does wonders for the skin. Water helps keep your skin looking healthy and well-moisturized.
Be sure to gulp a glass of water before bed to help your body remain hydrated through the night, preparing you for the morning.
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