- A good night’s rest is important for your body, mind and spirit.
- Your skin deserves that same rest, too. It’s bombarded every day by pollutants, dirt and grime.
- If you tuck yourself in without cleaning your skin, makeup, dirt and germs hang around all night which means your skin can’t rejuvenate.
- Makeup left on for the night grinds into your skin – taking with it the dirt of the day – causing breakouts and stretching your pores, making your skin look old before it’s time.
Follow these night-time tips for rested, refreshed skin:
Clean – You may choose a gentle soap, cleanser or cleansing wipes…or a combination of these. Be sure to use a gentle hand, don’t pull or tug at your skin and rinse with warm, never hot, water. Warm water opens pores, allowing for a deeper clean. If you suffer from sensitive skin, use skincare products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
Exfoliate – There are many gentle exfoliants available for this step, but it is not a good idea to exfoliate every night. Exfoliation a few nights a week gets rid of dead skin and encourages your body to replenish itself while you sleep. Don’t exfoliate the skin around your eyes. Stick to your nose, forehead, chin and cheeks.
Moisturize – Night creams are richer and thicker and are designed to provide your skin with an extra layer of moisture while you sleep. Use a small amount and spread it all across your face and neck. For additional moisturizing benefits, add a base layer of serum before the cream.
Eyes – Don’t neglect the area around your eyes. Eye creams are used to combat puffiness and help relax the tissue around your eyes. Eye cream should be applied with a gentle, tap using your ring or pinky finger, as the skin around your eyes is one of the most sensitive areas of your face. Using eye cream at night is your best defense against those wrinkly lines around your eyes.
Want to learn more about how to care for your skin? Call Laser & Mohs to book an appointment today at 212.391.8600. We look forward to meeting you!