Nighttime Skin Care Tips from: Paxo Health & Beauty
Did you know that touching your face all day long, without intentionally doing so, makes your face one of the dirtiest parts of your body? It sounds like a no brainer, but according to our recent poll, 47% of those surveyed said they did not wash their face every night. It’s so important to clean the skin to avoid the spread of acne bacteria that can increase breakouts. In addition, your skin repairs itself once the day turns from light to dark. Removing makeup gives your skin a clean palette for applying your night time performance products. I certainly understand the discipline and effort it takes to perform your nighttime skin care routine diligently, especially when you’re exhausted. But, you really must do it.
Wash your skin earlier in the evening. Too tired to wash your skin at night? Try performing your nighttime skin routine earlier in the evening, instead of waiting until right before you go to bed.
Never skip moisturizer at night. Some people avoid using a night cream to let their skin “breathe” while they sleep. This is a false assumption because the skin doesn’t have a respiratory system there is no overnight “breathing” happening! Avoiding night cream does not benefit the skin. In fact, when your face is bare, the skin’s moisture evaporates more, resulting in dry skin cell build up. This then makes the skin look dull and tired. It’s important to use a moisturizer (one suited for your skin type) because at night when your skin is at rest, the skin’s permeability is at its highest. This allows the active ingredients of a moisturizer to absorb even deeper into the skin and prevents any natural moisture evaporation processes.
Use products with performance ingredients. During the day your skin requires ingredients that protect it from the environment like vitamin C and sunscreen. At night when your skin is regenerating, you should use products geared towards repair, exfoliation, and anti-inflammation. Firm + Repair Overnight Serum is loaded with all the best ingredients that your skin needs for optimal nighttime restoration and skin firming. If you’re looking to smooth the skin and make pore size, fine lines and creepiness’ less noticeable over time, then using a well-formulated product is the way to go. For quick surface smoothing, exfoliating acid serums are best.
If you’re prone to clogged pores and bumps, avoid using greasy hand creams. If you sleep with your hands on your face at night, you may suffer from a condition I call “hand cream acne.” Most people apply hand cream right before bed. So if you sleep on your side with your hands on your face, the cream can get into the skin and clog pores. If you find that this is the case, avoid breakouts by sleeping with cotton gloves.
As you can see, there is a lot to consider at night when it comes to keeping your skin looking beautiful. Be sure to attend to your skin the right way every single night.
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