Is your beauty sleep really your “beauty sleep”? It is if you follow an effective nighttime skincare routine. Your skin deserves pampering that requires enough time, effort, and the right beauty products. Unfortunately, this requirement is seldom met in the mornings and during the day thanks to our fast paced lives. When you sleep, your body focuses on all-round renewal and repair, which of course, includes your skin. Here’s why you must religiously follow a skincare routine at night:
Your skin cells regenerate while you sleep
Have you wondered why a good 7- 8 hour sleep makes you glow in the morning? It is because your skin cells undergo faster regeneration during this time. Considering that your skin cells are working hard during nighttime, they require a lot of nutrients to do their job properly. That is why a good night skincare routine is essential, so that the regeneration process can be effective and result in youthful and rejuvenated skin. Supplement your nighttime routine with products loaded with Vitamins A and C that boost skin cells regenerative process.
Your skin needs rest
Your skin needs to recover from exposure to harmful environmental factors like UV rays and pollution. If you fail to properly cleanse your skin, the dirt and oils accumulated by your skin during the day will cause havoc at night. Hence, make sure of the following basic steps: A good cleanser to remove impurities from the skin, ridding pores of dirt and oils that can cause acne breakouts. A toner or micellar water in order to remove any residue and balance skin. A good moisturiser to hydrate and plump your skin. You can also follow up with a face and eye serum.
Your skin experiences moisture loss
Your skin naturally moisturises itself by secreting serum, an oily and waxy substance produced by the sebaceous glands, production of which is reduced during the night. Hence, your skin loses more moisture while you sleep. This makes it prone to dryness, itching, and irritation. This is why you need to effectively moisturise your skin at night using face oils, moisturisers and serums.
Skincare products penetrate more effectively
Since our skin is well rested during night, its penetration power increases. This means that your skin’s barrier can readily absorb the skincare products you apply on it. Hence, make sure to apply products that contain ingredients rich in antioxidants and nourishing properties so that they percolate into the deeper layers of our skin and protect it against damage and aging.