Never Sleep In Your Make Up
Now you have probably heard this over and over again - but, are
you taking heed? Sleeping in your make up can ultimately be the difference between brighter, clearer skin or a dull and tired complexion. "Oils and dead skin cells on the outermost layers of the skin are matted up against the pillow all night, and natural turnover of this dull epidermal layer is diminished," says Dr. Chiu. "Regular cleansing and exfoliation are integral to revealing healthy new skin cells and allowing the natural repair processes of the skin to occur."
Get good sleep...ideally 8 hours of it
Getting a sufficient amount of sleep can have a remarkable effect on your appearance. “Sleep can reduce dark circles because a lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained,” says celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. “Lack of sleep also causes your skin to look pale and tired because your circulation has been impaired.”
Go overboard with hand cream
Jessica Krant, MD, founder of Art of Dermatology states “Hands get dried out throughout the day with exposure to dry air and excessive hand washing, and few of us apply hand cream with every water exposure as we should." Ensure you keep your hands and fingernails highly soft and supple by taking moisturising to the next level at bedtime by using a cream that is thick and rich in consistency.
Silk or satin pillowcases are a dream
Want to wake up with super silky locks? Then consider swapping your regular cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin option. As the texture of a cotton case can cause friction with hair cuticles a smoother option will reduce friction and offer a smoother and silkier bane come the morning.
Sleep with a 'leave on' exfoliator
“While you sleep, the skin is working its hardest to repair itself,” says Teresa Stenzel, the director of education for Bioelements. It’s the best time to apply leave-on exfoliators, to give the ingredients time to absorb and correct daily damage to the skin caused by UV exposure and environmental aggressors.