We constantly expose our skin to different harmful influences which can often make it age sooner and cause a number of skin problems. There are some things we can’t avoid, like UV rays, toxins, pollution, which make our skin become lifeless, red, itchy, wrinkled and aged. And then there are the things we can avoid but we fail to do so, that also cause additional damage to our skin.
However, if we want to prevent our skin from aging prematurely and preserve its fresh, youthful look there are some healthy habits we need to adopt. These little things that we should do can go a long way when it comes to skin regeneration and preservation and can give us the glowing, healthy complexion we all desire.
Here are 9 things you need to start doing before bedtime to keep your skin young and fresh:
Always clean your face
Every night before going to bed you should clean your face and remove the makeup. Leaving makeup on your face will clog your pores and lead to acne, damaged skin, and dark spots. Wash and clean your face, apply your night cream and go to bed. You’ll wake up fresh and rejuvenated.
The best thing you can use for your face is a tonic. It keeps your skin’s pH balance, keeps it hydrated and protects you from bacteria and microorganisms. Buy the appropriate tonic for your skin type and apply it regularly before going to bed. Soon your face will be problem-free and regenerated.
Eye cream is a must
Usually, the first wrinkles appear around the eyes so you need to pay special attention to this area. Buy a high-quality eye cream and apply it regularly to soften the skin around the eyes and hydrate it so that you will prevent wrinkles.
Sleep on silk
The best type of material for your pillows is silk. Silk is gentle to your skin and hair and will make a world of a difference when it comes to skin quality. Silk actually contains 18 essential acids and a number of vital proteins which promote healthy skin.
Use a humidifier
Having a humidifier in the bedroom can also make a huge difference because it will moisturize the air and make your skin hydrated and crack-free. It can also prevent a number of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Hand cream is a must as well
Apply some hand cream on your hands as well if you want to keep your hands looking young for longer. The hands are the first to suffer from the outside factors, like the cold and the wind, so using a hand cream is a necessity if you want to prevent them from wrinkling.
Use Petroleum Jelly on Your Feet
Wash your feet before bed and apply some petroleum jelly. This will make the skin on your feet moist and keep them hydrated, preventing cracked heels and dry and rough patches.
Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth before going to bed is something you should do, no matter what. This is something we teach little children but we should be reminded from time to time as well.
Beauty sleep for beautiful skin
You deserve a minimum of 8 hours of sleep every night so make sure you get it. During the night your skin will have time to regenerate, rejuvenate and simply prepare itself for the time to come. You’ll also eliminate dark circles and puffed eyes if you sleep enough every night.