Managing your night time regime
05 Sep 2012
Taking care of your skin is vital to keep it looking healthy, young and rejuvenated.
However, whilst most ladies are in the routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising, many don't realise that our night time skin regime needs to be different from the one that we use in the morning, especially if you suffers from a skin condition.
This is because our skin acts differently whilst we sleep, and also faces much different challenges as the ones it faces throughout the day. As a result, the skin care products that you use must be different.
During the night, your skin's cells regenerate much more quickly, as it is resting and not being exposed to environmental pollutants. However, your routine should start out by removing the dirt from daily life, such as makeup, excess oils, and pollution from transport, the weather etc. This should be done using a gentle cleanser that doesn't cause any stress to your skin.
Once or twice a week, use an Exfoliator to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin, which will help to brighten your face up and unclog pores that might otherwise cause spots and/or acne.
This should be followed up by an alcohol toner to remove any excess cleanser from the skin, whilst preparing the skin to rehydration.
Apply an anti-aging serum to your face and neck to nourish the skin, whilst protecting it from the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, sagging and brown spots. Further hydrate your skin by applying a good night moisturiser. Night moisturisers are generally heavier than day time ones, and thus are more likely to sit on the surface, as the skin is given time to absorb it which it wouldn't get during the day.
Finish by applying a light cream to the area around the areas, this reduces dark circles and prevents bags from forming in this delicate area of skin.