Develop a nighttime routine that allows your skin to repair any daytime damage from stress, sun and accumulated grime. While you sleep, your cells ramp up and your blood vessels dilate, allowing an increased flow of oxygen to the skin.
Good skin care starts with removing every trace of accumulated daytime dirt and makeup.
Some women don’t feel really clean unless they wash their face with soap and water. If that’s your choice, use a soap especially developed for skin care.
Some women save precious morning time by showering at night. When you towel dry, use both a face and body moisturizer while your skin is still damp.
You may think you are being thorough, but there often is a last residue of makeup. A neat trick after you remove your makeup is to smooth a little Vaseline over your face, wiping off with a tissue. For those with oily skin, use a cleanser with salicylic or glycolic acid.
The Right Products
- If you have sensitive skin, use products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
- If you use both night cream and eye cream, tap the eye cream around your eyes after you use the night cream.
- If you’re a restless sleeper and tend to grind your face into your pillow, consider switching to silk pillowcases.
A large part of staying fresh and youthful is developing a consistent sleep habit.
The Right Habits
- Try to go to bed at the same time, every night.
- Go to bed at a time that assures you can get eight hours sleep.
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Originally published in Today’s Bride magazine, Fall/Winter 2017.