While it might seem that some people have naturally dreamy skin, it’s more likely that they have a skincare routine that includes at least one of these nighttime habits.
Sleep is your body’s time to heal and recharge. The same goes for your skin, which is why many people who have sensitive or easily irritated skin should make sleep a priority.
If you’re not convinced that you need sleep to for healthy-looking skin remember that people who don’t get the recommended amount of sleep per night tend to show signs of ageing sooner than others.
That’s why we put together three nightly habits that are guaranteed to improve your skin, if you’re not already doing them.
Be a Morning Bird
Getting up early isn’t just great for tackling your to-do list; it’s a good way to establish a healthy sleeping pattern. When you get up early, you get tired earlier at night making it easier to fall asleep.
Sleep is a time for your skin to repair itself, build new collagen and flush out toxins that build up from the day, according to Phsychodermatologist, Dr. Josie Howard, who studies the link between skin health and wellness.
People who get a lot of sleep usually don’t surf the Internet or watch TV right before bed. They make it a habit to relax about an hour before hitting the hay.
This means putting away the electronics and relax with a book, and a relaxing cup of tea to end the day.
A Good Cleanse
Good habits usually produce a halo effect, and the same goes for a nighttime skincare routine. This means taking off makeup every single night … no exceptions.
It’s an obvious rule that most of us know, but tend to break when we’re too tired. If you’re not washing your face the leftover makeup can clog your pores and hurt your skin.
Our recommendation for a glowing “No Makeup Wakeup” is to:
1.) Take off your makeup with Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes.
2.) Cleanse skin with a moisturizing facial wash.
3.) Apply a rich moisturizer 60 seconds after cleansing skin like the Simple Skincare Nourishing 24 Hour Day/Night Cream.
If you’re not already doing any of these habits, try them out for a few weeks and see how a nightly routine can change your skin.