Your Skin is the largest organ in your body; it has an important role to play. This includes acting as a defence against any environmental factors and regulating temperature. All the functions that your skin performs are designed to help your body keep working properly. With that being said, here is a night time skin care routine that will heal your skin tissues and give you desired results over time.
Develop a Regime
You should wash your face two times a day: in the morning and at night. In the morning, you will be preparing your skin for moisturizer, sunscreen, and antioxidants. In the evening, you will be removing dirt and pollutants that accumulate throughout the day. You should remove all your makeup before going to bed; this will help your skin to breath and repair itself overnight.
Also, your pores can end up getting clogged from excess sebum and dirt that your face is exposed to. When you cleanse, it helps to keep your skin and pores looking its best. After cleaning your face, you should apply a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer and products that contain shea butter to prevent the early signs of aging. You will wake up looking and feeling more refreshed.
Your eyes have the thinnest skin in all the parts of your body, hence you should pay special attention to them. Treat this area with an eye cream containing growth factors, Vitamin C, and retinol to boost the production of collagen and skin thickness. Other areas that are vulnerable include your arms, hands, decolletage, and neck, which all display signs of aging and sun damage before other parts of your body. It is important to always apply moisturizer after showering when your skin tends to be most primed to absorb the moisturizer. Body oil locks in moisturizer and doesn’t leave you greasy.
Turn Down the Heat
Your skin will be less dry and healthier when you always keep water temperature warm instead of hot. The same principle applies when you are washing your hands: warm water will help you avoid flaking and scaling your skin. Additionally, limit the duration of your shower and pat the moisture from your skin using a soft towel rather than rubbing it.
Give Your Body Everything It Needs
Make sure you get enough sleep (preferably eight hours). The time spent when your body is shut down is often used to restore and repair your cellular tissues, which ensures their optimal vitality. Water flushes out toxins in your body while delivering key nutrients to your cells: stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Also, eat clean to avoid any breakouts. Eat antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables plus a diet that is low in sodium to prevent puffiness.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Apply sunscreen that has SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher on a daily basis. Sunscreen protects your skin from the UV rays, lowers your risk of getting cancer, prevents premature aging of your skin, keep your skin barrier healthy, and helps in maintaining an even skin tone.
Exfoliate Using an At-Home Peel
You are probably already using your exfoliating cleanser 2 to 3 times every week to scrub the dead cells. However, to take your beautiful skin to the next level, gently exfoliate with a mixed alpha and beta hydroxy acid peel. This will remove all the dead skin cells and reveal the firm, glowing skin underneath.
Take Good Care of Your Tools
Pay attention to all the surfaces you come in contact with on a daily basis. Clean all your makeup brushes, pillowcases, and cellphone every week. This will ensure that you are not undoing all the TLC.
Exercise at least three times per week. Exercising increases your blood flow, which nourishes your skin cells, keeping them vital. Exercising also tightens your skin and reduces stress, hence minimizing breakouts. You should also fuel up once per week with a protein thigh in omega 3 fatty acids (ω−3 fatty acids) such as salmon and snack on walnuts and almonds, both of them prevent inflammation.
Go for a Chemical Peel or In-Office Facial
If you can, set aside time once a month for an in-office treatment such as a facial or any other physician-strength procedure. A chemical peel is recommended; it exfoliates and minimizes dark spots to brighten your skin. It is an indulgence, but less intensive and expensive compared to trying to repair damage when it happens.
Get a Monthly Full Body Sugar Scrub
A body scrub is simply a skin care product, with a primary function of removing dead skin cells from your body through exfoliation and cleansing your skin as well as increasing your body’s blood circulation. To achieve this, the exfoliating component has to be abrasive enough, but not too strong, you might damage your healthy skin.
Don’t overuse a physical exfoliator as this can be drying. Stick to a scrub while showering once every month. Using circular motions, gently massage a moderate sugar scrub into your skin over your entire body. Make sure you pay attention to dry areas such as elbows and knees. You will feel your skin tingling: that’s a good sign indicating the scrub is now activating your circulation. You should then rinse it off and after you have dabbed yourself dry, it’s time to slather on your thick, body cream.
Communicate With Your Dermatologist
Medical professionals recommend that you visit your dermatologist once every year. Your dermatologist can advise you on how to keep your skin healthy. If you are considering cosmetic treatments such as tightening procedures, fillers, or lasers, your dermatologist will help you to make a decision that will work best for you.
Go for a Yearly Skin Screening
Doctors recommend an annual skin cancer screen from your dermatologist. You do not have to wait until you notice something unusual on your skin. Skin cancer occurs at any stage, and that’s why routine checkups are crucial to your overall well being. Pay particular attention to your back and calve. These areas are prone to melanoma development in women.
Following this skin care routine will ensure that your skin keeps feeling and looking amazing for many years to come.