5 Nighttime Skin Care Mistakes to Avoid

5 Nighttime Skin Care Mistakes to Avoid

Did you know your skin is most active at night? Nighttime is when your skin regenerates itself and “destresses” from the pollution, dirt, oil, etc. that it has been exposed to during the day. It’s only helpful that a nighttime skin care routine should be on your everyday (or night) to-do list.

1. Using daytime creams at night. A lot of people think that night creams are just gimmicks and that daytime creams will work just as well at night. But this is not the case. Our skin works hard at night in their renewal process. Hyaluronic acid and retinol help the skin bounce back and are great compliments to this process so it will be wise to invest in a good night cream that has these ingredients.

2. Going to bed dehydrated. Your skin is more permeable at night. Making it more receptive to skin care products but it also means your skin can lose more moisture. This is called “transepidermal water loss”. We recommend not only using a moisturizer or a nighttime cream but also drinking lots of water before bedtime.

3. Not washing your face at the end of the day. This is a no brainer but let us reiterate the importance of getting rid of the dust and dirt that you have been exposed to during the day. A good cleanser can also unclog the pores and take out the oil that can cause breakouts. Use Perfect Image’s Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser.

4. Not using moisturizer after a bath/shower. Most body washes contain soap and SLS that give the body wash their bubbles and lather. But they can strip the skin of moisture. The feeling of rougher and dry skin isn’t very pleasant and in turn we scratch and pull on the skin to find relief. Save yourself that trouble and put on body lotion when you shower at night.

5. Not removing your make up. Ladies! No matter how tired you are, you need to clean your face and remove your make up! Leave a pack of facial wipes by your bed if you’re finding yourself too tired to wash your face but make the effort to cleansing, toning, and putting on your night cream. Your skin will thank you in the morning.

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