Whether you’re 25 or 65, you want to look your best. But no matter how much we wish it wasn’t so, each day brings tiny changes that chip away at our youth and beauty.
After enduring makeup, oil, weather, and pollution all day, your skin needs some tender loving care at night. Even when you’re tired, it’s worth it to take a few minutes to follow these nighttime tips.
Cleanse Your Face
The evening cleanse is by far the most important. It takes off your makeup and washes away the pollution build up from the day. Use an oil-based makeup remover, which can handle even waterproof mascara without tugging delicate skin. Use a cotton pad to sweep the makeup remover over your skin. Follow up with a gentle face cleanser.
Apply Eye Cream
Tap a rich eye cream around your orbital bone and between your brows for fresh eyes in the morning. The skin around your eyes is thinner than elsewhere on your body, and it becomes even thinner as you age. That can lead to under-eye circles and hollowing.
Sleeping on a satin pillowcase. A lot of bonnets have exposed elastic on the interior which can wreak havoc on your edges! Start sleeping on a satin pillowcase instead of a cotton one because the cotton pillowcase will absorb the natural oils and moisture right out of your hair. The friction between your hair and cotton pillowcase can lead to breakage. Your edges need those oils and moisture when they are thinning, so pamper them with the right nighttime treatments.
Change Your Sleep Sides
You can tell what side a person sleeps on because that half of her face has more fine lines. Some experts recommend anti-wrinkle pillows, but before you go to the expense, start out the night on the side you don’t usually sleep on.
Boost Collagen With Vitamin A
You might not know what it is, but collagen is key when it comes to keeping your skin youthful and wrinkle-free. Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps “hold” the skin together, giving it firmness and elasticity.