Your skin is your temple. It is the largest organ on your body, and the very first thing people notice. Take care of that skin by developing a nightly routine tailor-made to pamper and care for your most valuable asset.
If you feel your problem areas are beyond the help a nightly routine may give, try consulting with a facial plastic surgeon. These professionals have the experience and tools necessary to help with any skin-related issues you may be experiencing.
When developing your nightly skincare routine, be sure to include the following five things. These will ensure you go to sleep each night with clean, pampered, healthy skin that exudes radiance when you awake the following morning.
1: Gently Cleanse
Each night be sure to gently cleanse your skin. Avoid harsh ingredients or over-powerful cleansers as these could damage or dry out your skin. Instead, opt for something gentle and natural that will get rid of dirt and excess oils without over performing.
2: Moisturize for Your Skin Type
Even oily skin types need to moisturize their skin daily – they just need a lighter, oil-free moisturizer. Check the labels on various moisturizers to find one for your specific skin type. Individuals with combination skin may need to utilize two different formulas. Don’t forget the rest of your body, either! All your skin needs to be moisturized, not just your face.
3: Treat Your “Flaws”
Nobody’s skin is perfect, but the problem areas vary from person to person. Some may have acne, while others may have wrinkles or bags under their eyes. Whatever they are, find the right treatments for your distinct issues. These could include acne medications, ice masks, aging cream, oral vitamins, or something else.
4: Close Your Pores
One big mistake people make is forgetting to close their pores after washing. When you’ve successfully rinsed the cleanser away, turn the faucet on cold and splash a little on your face. Yes, it may be a little unpleasant for some, but it does wonders for your skin. The icy water will shrink your pores, allowing for no dirt to clog them while you sleep.
This one may not seem like it’s something you’d do for your skin, but meditation can do wonders. Besides the raved about mental health benefits, it helps your skin in two ways. First, it aids in keeping facial lines at bay by relaxing your facial muscles. Meditation also assists in calming your mind, allowing you to better cope with stress. Stress can do a lot of damage to your skin, from worry lines to acne.
Bonus Tip: Pull Back Your Hair!
Our bonus tip for you is a very simple one that can do wonders for your skin – just pull your hair back! Whether in a sloppy bun, pony tail, or braid, keeping your hair out of your face will reduce oil transfer. No matter how clean you keep your hair, it naturally has oils that keep it healthy. Unfortunately, those oils are not so healthy to your face!