Ways To Nourish Your Skin While You Sleep
Do you know that your skin is at its restorative best when you are sleeping? A 6 to 8 hour long sleep is a period of rest for all the body cells, including the ones of the skin. It is during this time that skin cells can get repaired and are regenerated. They are on a break from the attack of sunscreen, pollution, makeup, wind and germs. It is also the best time to apply pure skin care products that support the skin. Also, you should not apply unnecessary chemicals that have been exposed to germs and pollution all day long.
Here is a 6 step plan to nourish your skin while you sleep!
1) Cleanse your skin
You should make it a point to retire to bed with a clean face. Remove your eye makeup in particular as it can get into the eye and cause redness and irritation. The mascara that makes your eyelashes oh-so-pretty can make eyelashes brittle and prone to breakage if not removed overnight. Remember to remove foundation from your face as it can clog pores. Moreover, it gets contaminated at the end of the day. It is like exposing your skin to microbes unnecessarily.
2) Keep a humidifier
The best thing for your skin at night is to keep a humidifier in your room especially during winters. This way the face and body will get hydrated while you are asleep.
Your skin repairs and regenerates itself overnight. The skin needs antioxidants to help in repairing the DNA damage and water which is needed by the skin to maintain its health. Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that may sound scary but is a clear, sugary, sticky substance occurring naturally in the body. Its duty is to keep things hydrated. For moisturisation, consider a product with hyaluronic acid combined with an oil rich in antioxidants for repair of cells.
4) Don’t drink alcohol
Alcohol is said to dehydrate you and dehydration is really bad for the skin. Why don’t you try mocktails instead? They are fun and don’t have alcohol in them. Your skin will thank you!
5) Choose a good eye cream
You need to choose an eye cream that has vitamin E in it for nourishment, hyaluronic acid for hydration, vitamin C for collagen and vitamin K to reduce dark circles. Look out for products that have fewer ingredients and no fragrance as your under-eye skin is very sensitive.
You can incorporate essential oils to your bedtime routine. When you smell the aroma of the oils, a message is sent to your body that it is time to take rest. You can always invest is a good diffuser and place it in a far corner of your room. Lavender oil is the best for this. A great way to unwind at the end of the day!
I hope that the above skin care tips to nourish your skin while you sleep come handy and make you wake up with beautiful skin every morning!
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