Our skin experiences damage from the environment, including mental and emotional strain brought on by our hectic modern lives, as well as physical stress from pollution, dirt, UV rays, and screen time. The effects of stress on skin health are cumulative, so it's important to have an effective evening skincare routine to help your skin retain moisture and provide it with the nutrients it needs to heal and rejuvenate while you sleep.
Make sure you wash your face thoroughly to get rid of any dirt, pollution, grime, or makeup. You can dissolve the grime and toxins with micellar water and pre-moistened makeup removal pads. If you want to double cleanse without disrupting your skin's natural moisture balance, try one of the many hydrating cleansers available.
Exfoliation is the process of removing the top layer of dead skin from your body. You can use an exfoliator with or without a scrub, or simply use a vigorous scrub and massage it onto your face with your hands before washing it off.
After washing your face, your facial skin may feel dry. Applying a thin layer of moisturizer before bed can restore your skin's natural glow and hydration after a night of exposure to outdoor work.
If you're over 35, you can kickstart your skin's natural collagen production by using a night repair cream with active ingredients like peptides, vitamins, or retinol. A moisturizer and a sleep mask are all you need to look great when you wake up in the morning without resorting to anti-ageing products.
Chapped lips can be a nuisance, so use a lip balm or a lip mask for fully hydrated lips. A simple homemade lip balm can be made by crushing a strawberry and adding it to a mixture of honey and olive oil.