Your bed time routine maybe a bath, brushing your teeth and slapping on a bit of pre-sleep moisturiser, but in this post, we are going to be telling you what skin-care steps you should be taking before the big sleep every night. After all you sleep for a long time (roughly 8 hours), so during that stretch of time, your skin needs a little more TLC before you attend to it in the morning again.
1. Remove all make up
Not a surprising one, but sleeping with make up on is a big no no! Make up clogs up the pores and doesn’t let your skin breathe and rest; so make sure to remove all traces of make up. We know mascara and liquid eye-liner sometimes doesn’t budge, so try Guinot Hydra Démaquillant Yeux, (Gentle Eye Makeup Remover) which is great for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
2. Pin your hair back
Your hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and cause breakouts. Tie your hair back to keep it off your face while you sleep.
3. Treat your skin before bed with a mask
Not essential for every day, but it’s nice to give your skin a little extra pampering some nights with a face mask. One of our faves is the Guinot Eclat Lifting Face Mask, which is packed with Vitamin C & helps to hydrate the skin – a perfect before bed mask.
4. Apply an eye cream
Another beauty tip that’s no secret, but eye creams are important to keep that skin looking young and fresh. Apply the Dermalogica Intensive Eye Cream around the eyes to help combat signs of premature ageing skin & damage. You’ll thank yourself come morning, when your skin will be plump, hydrated and ready for the day ahead!
5. Drink hot water
Water is nature’s best beauty tip, as it obviously hydrates your body and skin. Drinking hot water, however, increases your blood circulation, which results in better skin complexion. The warmth of hot water makes you feel relaxed before bed, plus the steam that comes from hot water makes a great ‘mini face steam’!