We expose our skin to dust, harsh UV sunrays, various chemicals, air pollution, and environmental conditions every day. This can cause an extreme damage to our skin after some time. There will also be signs of premature aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and a dull complexion. We should all take good care of our skin and postpone the appearance of aging signs. The skin is usually repairing itself while you sleep, but if you have a proper skin care during the night, it will make your skin healthier and glowing, at the same time improving its tone, reducing blemishes, and rejuvenating and hydrating it.
Here are ten beauty habits that you should do every night before you go to bed!
- Remove Your Makeup
You must find time to remove your makeup before you go to bed no matter if you’re too tired or have a very busy schedule. This will help you keep the young look of your skin. The skin pores open up and the skin repairs itself while you’re sleeping at night. If you have a layer of makeup on the face such as foundation, mascara, lipstick, eye shadow, or highlighter, your pores get clogged, and you will end up with uneven skin tone, spots, and acne. Use some facial cleanser, makeup remover, or cold cream to remove your makeup.
- Use a Toner
Tone your face using a toner every night before bedtime! This will help you restore the natural pH levels of your skin, improving its resistance to microorganisms and bacteria. It will also clean your skin of impurities, pollution, and dust. This is especially beneficial for oily skin prone to acne. There are various skin toners available on the market for different types of skin, but the best one is the natural one of pure rose water because it is abundant in clarifying, hydrating, and energizing properties. Pour a bit of the toner onto a cotton pad and wipe it over your neck and face. Leave your skin to dry naturally. Make sure you always choose an alcohol-free formula!
- Apply Hand Cream
You will have soft and smooth hands throughout the whole day if you take good care of them at night. First, wash your hands with some mild soap and warm water. Pat them dry with a clean towel, and apply some hand cream. Use a plain, thick, and little greasy hand cream to keep the moisture on your hands throughout the night. With this simple treatment, your hands and fingernails will look healthy in the morning. The good shape of your cuticles will be preserved, and you’ll definitely prevent the appearance of premature signs of aging such as wrinkles or sagging skin!
- Brush Your Teeth
Brush and floss your teeth before after having your dinner before you go to bed. This will help your mouth to stay free from infections, cavities, and germs. You will also avoid bad breath in the morning.
Brush your teeth’s outer and inner surfaces for around two minutes using some fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed. After that, rinse your mouth with warm water. You will enjoy a beautiful smile throughout the whole day. Don’t brush your teeth right after having a meal, but allow half an hour to pass, particularly if you have an acidic meal. You might push the acid deeper in the dentin if your brush the teeth immediately after eating.
- Use Eye Cream
The area around your eyes is the first area on your skin that shows signs of aging. That’s why it’s important to take proper care of this area of your skin. Remove your eye makeup, and apply some eye cream every night before going to bed. The eye cream will help you hydrate, moisturize, reduce, and de-puff dark circles, reducing the wrinkle appearance, while temporarily tightening the area below your eyes. Choose a lightweight eye cream with peptides, caffeine, brighteners, and antioxidants. Apply the eye cream from the inner eye corners and continue towards the outer corners using gentle massages.
- Apply Petroleum Jelly on Your Feet
Don’t ignore your feet in the nightly beauty regimen! They are reflection of one’s personality and health. Wash your feet with warm water, and pat them dry. Massage them with some foot cream or petroleum jelly, focusing on the rough and dry parts to soften them, as well as prevent cracked heels. Put on some cotton socks and go to bed. Regular 5-minute foot massages with circular motions before bedtime will help you relax and have a better sleep-quality.
- Pin Up Your Hair
The best thing for you is to sleep with a tied up hair. It is beneficial not only for your hair, but also for your face. Pin your hair up in a bun, or braid it before going to bed to avoid tangles and knots in the morning. In this way, your hair won’t be touching your face while sleeping. This is very important if you have in mind that your hair contains dirt and oils that can cause acne breakouts and pimples.
- Switch to Silk Pillowcases
If you sleep on a silk bed sheets and silk pillowcase, your hair and skin will benefit greatly. The 18 essential amino acids and many natural proteins found in the silk will keep the beautiful and young appearance of your skin. You will no longer have a ‘sleep line’ or a ‘sleep-crease’ that appears when you sleep on a cotton pillowcase.
Your hair will also benefit from the smooth silk. It will slide smoothly so you will prevent its damaging. A cotton pillowcase causes your hair to knot, bunch, and become unruly.
- Turn on a Humidifier
Turning on a humidifier during the night, especially in the winter, will add moisture to the air in your bedroom. This simple practice will soothe your itchy, dry, and cracked skin. A humidifier can easily treat symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin condition which are usually aggravated by low humidity levels. So, try to sleep with a humidifier to support beautiful skin!
- Get Your Beauty Sleep
After having a busy day at work, you need your beauty sleep at night. The duration and nature of your night sleep can affect your look greatly. Cells repair and grow when you sleep, so that’s why sleep is regarded as a rejuvenating treatment. 7-8 hours of good sleep are necessary to keep your young look as well as prevent appearance of aging signs like fine lines, wrinkles, dull complexion, and dark circles.
Keep a regular bedtime, keep your phone in another room, switch of the TV, avoid coffee before going to bed, and take a warm shower or bath in the evening in order to have a high-quality sleep.
Including these beauty habits before going to bed will help you wake up with a beautiful and radiant skin and hair!