We’re sure you’re already well aware about how important it is to get a good night’s sleep for your overall health.
Getting enough rest allows us to fight off ageing and reduce the stress we put on our bodies during the day.
But did you know that taking care to look after your skin before you go to bed can also help to repair your skin while you sleep?
Let your skin rejuvenate overnight
By implementing a good beauty regime before you sleep, you can allow your skin to rebuild itself while you get some shuteye. Using the right products can enable it to rebuild its collagen, while increasing blood flow and relaxing your face.
Have you ever woken up in the morning and noticed your skin looked puffy and you had black rings under your eyes?
Sure, this can be caused by lack of sleep and stress, but it can also be pinpointed to not having a thorough beauty routine before you go to bed.
Make your nighttime routine simple
While it’s easy to get carried away with your nighttime routine, incorporating a huge array of products, it’s best to keep it simple.
The easier it is to do each night, the more likely you are to keep up the good habit. Some days you’ll be exhausted and just want to plop into bed, so the faster you can complete your beauty routine, the better.
Step one: Cleanse
Washing your face with a good cleanser is vital at the end of the day. After being outside since the morning, or even sitting in an office, a lot of impurities would have got into your pores.
You will possibly also have makeup on that will need to be removed. Use a soft cleanser to get rid of any dirt blocking your pores, allowing your skin to shine.
Take the time to massage the cleanser into your face, firmly but slowly. Use warm water to wash it off and a soft cloth to pat it dry. If you are suffering from skin irritation or acne, use a clean cloth each time you wash your face. Remember not to be too rough.
Step two – Hydrate
Once your skin has been cleansed, some of your natural oils may have been washed away, so it’s time to rehydrate your skin. You can do this by using a facial spray, which helps to balance your skin’s elements while softening it and providing a pre-moisturising layer.
It can also help to smooth your skin if it has been feeling inflamed or sore – for example, if you got too much sun during the day.
To use, spray it lightly over your face, like a mist, or you can also apply it to a cotton pad and then pat it over your face.
We would recommend our Ultra Skin Repair Pure Hydrating Gel Spray (https://natralus.com.au/shop-the-range/range/ultra-skin-repair?filter_catid=35) to help repair your skin faster.
Step three – Focus on your eyes
One of the areas that tend to show our age most quickly are our eyes. To keep them wrinkle-free and bright, you want to add an eye serum or gel into your nightly beauty regime.
By hydrating the sensitive and soft skin around the eyes, you can help to reduce deep and dark bags, while cutting out the puffiness and smoothing your wrinkles.
Opt for a natural eye gel which will work its magic while you get some rest overnight.
When applying the gel, gently tap it on around the eyes, rather than rubbing it in. Make sure you cover both under eye areas, as well as on the sides of your eyes and between your eyebrows.
Step four – Don’t forget to moisturise
One of the most vital elements of your nighttime beauty regime will be moisturising your skin. Invest in a natural moisturiser that doesn’t use any harmful products, so that your skin can stay hydrated with products that are skin-sensitive.
We love our Intensive Skin Therapy Pure Moisturising Lotion (https://natralus.com.au/shop-the-range/range/intensive-skin-therapy?filter_catid=36) for dry and sensitive skin. Organic Paw Paw, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are the main ingredients of this moisturiser, meaning your face will stay hydrated for longer.
By applying a good moisturiser every night before bed, you allow your skin to repair, giving it the natural collagen it needs to rejuvenate.
A good moisturiser should also nourish the skin and give it added protection against the surrounding elements.
Try not to use moisturisers that are too heavy before you go to bed, because you don’t want your skin to clog up overnight.
Instead, choose a lighter cream and sweep it over your skin and body before you go to sleep.
Added tips for a good night’s sleep
Remember to invest in products that are completely natural if you want your skin to look its best. Avoid nasties such as petroleum, parabens and chemicals. And steer clear of products that test on animals so you can sleep easy.
It’s best to opt for Aussie natural skincare products so you know where they are made, and choose organic skincare products so you know they are of a high standard.
Investing in quality products is the only way you will find results that last, so take the time to choose your products wisely. Use each product for at least a month to allow time for your skin to adapt to the new product and to make sure it is the right one for your skin.
If you want to keep your skin looking fresh, make sure you place a glass of water with some freshly squeezed lemon in it, on your bedside table. This way, if you wake up through the night you can stay hydrated.
Invest in a good pillow because your head needs to be at the right angle for unwanted fluid to drain out of it while you sleep.
If you want to keep your face crease-free, use a silk or satin pillowcase while you sleep.