In addition to a good, REGULAR skincare regiment, there are some other things that you can do at night to make sure that your skin is looking flawless for the following days to come…
1. Change your pillowcases regularly
This is so so important… that’s why its #1. Our pillowcases are the surfaces that your skin spends the most time up against. Dirt, oils and bacteria build up on the surface of our pillowcases and in turn are being pushed into our skin while we sleep. Change your pillow case one to two times a week to make sure your breaking outs aren’t due to a dirty pillow case.
2. Invest in S I L K pillowcases
…while we’re talking about bedding, silk pillow cases are a must. They have many skincare benefits including maintaining moisture and helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles… WHO DOESN’T WANT THAT?! It’s also better for your hair and will also keep it looking soft and reduce split ends.
3. Avoid applying oily or heavy lotions or creams before bed
“Hand cream” or “body lotion” acne is a REAL thing. Who here sleeps with their arm over their eyes, or on their hands… ME! I DO. For this reason I avoid using any super oily or heavy lotion on my hands or arms before bed. The product can move from your hands/arms to your face, clog up your pores and in turn reek havoc on your skin.
4. Sleep with your head elevated
Keeping your heads propped up under at least two pillows will help reduce puffiness in the face, especially under the eyes. By sleeping with your head higher you are reducing fluid retention and therefore decreasing any unwanted puffiness.
5. Get your FULL 8 hours
I know, I know… you’ve heard it time and time again. You need 8 hours for your health, for your mind and now also… your looks. Getting your beauty sleep isn’t just an expression, people. Sleep reduces dark circles that form under the eyes and also helps your skin look FRESH. Not getting enough sleep can lead to pale, tired looking skin. Also, if you have any skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and even acne, not getting enough sleep can aggravate these conditions and cause more flare ups!