Beauty sleep is very important for your skin. Make sure your skin gets the most out of your night time rest by adding these to your usual evening routine.
Skip the wet wipes and cleanse your skin
Beauty products are evolving and we’ve read a lot about wet wipes aka beauty wipes winning the hearts of women everywhere. DO NOT ENGAGE. I repeat, do not engage, even if it comes in different scents. Water is still best for cleansing and there’s nothing more relaxing than the feeling of freshness after having a thorough hot and cold face wash in the evening before hitting bed. No residue, no sticky feeling!
Night time is for treats!
Sleep enables the body to reverse everyday free radical damage through cellular renewal. While we sleep our skin reduces Cortisol, the stress hormone responsible for discoloration and stretch marks, and increases Melatonin, the antioxidant that helps fight age spots, fine lines, and formation of other skin diseases. While we sleep is the best time to treat our skin to serums, oils and cream. Depending on your skincare type, pick your treat for the night and allow it to work with plenty of time. Our recommendations: serums and concentrates, face oils, creams and moisturisers
A bottle of lemon water by your bedside
Make sure you hydrate your body throughout the day and before going to bed. You sleep 6-8 hours and that means 6-8 hours of no water intake. If you wake up from time to time and feel thirsty, drink up. Water helps flush away toxins off your body and your kidneys will thank you for it.
- As we grow older, production of Melatonin decreases too. Take melatonin herbal supplement to help you sleep, 30 minutes before you go to bed. Read: What happens to your skin when you turn 40?
- We naturally lose moisture during the sleep process so opt for products that work fast and deep into our skin pre-sleep to lock in the moisture — on your face and body. Read: Miracle skin transformers
- On a diet? Increase intracellular hydration by including water-rich fruits like apples, cucumbers and watermelon into your dinner plate. Read: Super foods for super skin
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