Before you go to bed every night, it’s imperative to perform a skincare routine that works for you. That’s because your skin relies on the right products and steps to ensure healthy, glowing skin all the time. Fortunately, you can get the job done pretty quickly. It’s also a great way to turn your evening bedtime routine into a ritual that relaxes you and helps you sleep while also giving you the most beautiful skin possible. So here they are – easy ways to maximize your nighttime skincare routine.
1. Create a Routine
The best way to make sure you get all the skincare steps done in the right order is to make it a habit and turn it into a routine. Experts suggest writing down all your steps and using your list until you can do it without having to peek. Easy enough, right?
2. Don’t Forget to Wash
Even if you washed your face this morning and aren’t wearing any make-up, you still need to wash again before bed. Think about all the toxins and germs you come into contact with every day. You definitely don’t want them stewing while you sleep. If you wear make-up or sunscreen, you’ll want to wash it off before sleeping to keep it from clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
3. Use anti-Aging Products
According to the experts at Shape magazine, you should focus on anti-aging at night. That’s because the products can penetrate and do their magic while you get your beauty sleep. Plus, these types of products work much better on a clean face without anything getting in the way of absorption.
Of course, you wear a nighttime facial cream or lotion, right? If not, you should be slathering one on as soon as you finish washing. That gives the product ample opportunity to soak in and do its job. In addition, experts are now recommending using a facial oil to pump up hydration. Look for a product called a “facial oil” (many skincare companies offer them) and slick it on before bed every night. They won’t clog pores, so don’t worry about that.
5. Put on a Mask
Not a sleeping mask, but a skincare mask. You might wonder how you can do this without messing up your bed. There are loads of new and fancy facial masks that are meant for nighttime wear and you should put them on while you sleep. That means no messy pillowcases! These masks are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that load your skin up with all the stuff it needs to look and feel its best.
6. Plug in the Humidifier
It’s not just for when you’re sick anymore. Your humidifier is the perfect tool for adding even more hydration to your skin. Turn it on while you sleep and it will pump moisture into the air, which your skin will soak up while you slumber. What could be easier?
7. Sleep on Your Back
Did you know that when you sleep on your stomach or side, you smush your face into your pillow, which can lead to wrinkles. Not to mention rubbing all that product you just put on back off. Skincare experts all over the world encourage you to sleep on your back as much as possible to help prevent both of these from occurring. If you simply can’t back sleep, use satin pillowcases.
What’s your nighttime skincare routine? I hope this easy information goes a long way toward helping you take good care of your skin. Which step are you adding to your routine tonight?