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When it comes to maintaining healthy skin, the importance of your nighttime skincare routine is equal to that of your daytime skincare routine.
Here are some seemingly harmless bedtime habits that are detrimental to your skin:
Not Getting Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep makes your skin shrink and even highlights the dark reddish-blue circles under your eyes. Your body needs time to rest while you aren't moving so that it may go through its recuperation and repair processes. This procedure includes the production of new collagen, enhanced blood flow, and decreased puffiness beneath the eyes. By setting a consistent nighttime routine and striving for seven to nine hours of sleep, you can sleep better. Try going to bed at the same time every night and sleeping in a calm, dark place away from electronics and lights.
Sleeping on your stomach results not only in back pain but also wrinkles. This is due to the friction on your skin caused by resting your face directly on the pillow. Forehead wrinkles that even potent retinol can't remove are frequently more evident in stomach sleepers. You can develop breakouts the next day if you sleep facedown on your pillow.
The ideal position is to lie on your back and sleep with your face up. Everything is kept off your face in this position, including grease from your hair and dirt from your pillow, which minimizes friction to the skin that can weaken collagen fibres and cause wrinkles.
Not Wiping Off Your Makeup Before Bed
After a long day at work, the makeup, oil, pollutants from the environment, and dangerous free radicals that have accumulated on your skin seep deeper into your pores, resulting in breakouts and hastening the ageing process. Infection, irritability, and dryness are other possible effects. Whether you unintentionally dozed off while watching Netflix on the couch or partied till the wee hours of the morning, keep in mind that two minutes in the bathroom could prevent future skin damage.
Not Cleaning Your Bedding Frequently Enough
If we spend eight hours a night sleeping on average, the remaining sixteen are spent accumulating grease, grime, and other impurities. Pretty disgusting, yes? Repeatedly laying your face and body down on the same sheets allows the remnants of the day to fester and breed further bacteria. Oil and accumulation from your skin and hair can result in breakouts, irritation, and inflammation. To prevent this transmission of bacteria, oils, and other contaminants, you should try to wash your bedding once a week at the very least.
Not Applying Skincare Products Before Bed
You are passing up the simplest chance to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance if you ignore this crucial phase in your evening routine. Nighttime formulations offer higher concentrations of moisturizing and anti-ageing chemicals that target problem areas while you sleep and are specifically designed to help your body's natural rejuvenation processes. You should also use this opportunity to apply a thick layer of lip balm because you won't be talking, drinking, or eating for several hours.
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