Do you have a nighttime routine? If so, what does it entail? A good night’s sleep is not only important for our mental health and productivity, but is vital for healthy skin too. For example, our cells heal and regenerate better during the night, allowing for proper product penetration, and less sebum is produced at night, resulting in reduced transepidermal water loss, which allows our skin to maintain its hydration levels.
So, a good bedtime routine should cover both your skin’s needs and your mind’s and body’s needs. Besides slathering your skin in premium skincare, these are the things you should be taking into account before bedtime:
- Exercise during the day time – this will make falling asleep a lot easier at night.
- Make sure your room is as dark as possible by limiting light exposure.
- Reduce screen time at least an hour before you hit the hay (this includes tablets, TVs and mobile phones). The light from these devices is known to suppress your melatonin levels.
- Have a warm shower or bath before bedtime to help relax your muscles after a long day.
- Avoid food and drink with caffeine at night.
Here’s what you should be doing for your skin…
If you’re looking for a night cream that helps fade dark marks, as well as achieves a luminous complexion and overall rejuvenation, then we suggest this glorious product from NIVEA. It ticks all the boxes of a fabulous nighttime product, as it hydrates the skin and focuses on the skin’s natural melanin production to reduce pigmentation. Apply it to your cleansed face, neck and decolletage each night and wake up to gorgeous-looking skin.
This overnight mask from Uriage works while you sleep and is a must for sensitive, mature skin types. It contains nourishing ingredients, such as jojoba oil, shea butter and illipe butter, to keep the skin feeling soothed from the moment you apply it. Bid farewell to the likes of sagging, volume loss, nourishment loss and wrinkles, and transform your tired skin into youthful radiance instead. We suggest using it two to three times per week on your skin.
An oil-free moisturiser that supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier, as well as defending it from initial ageing signs? Sounds too good to be true, but this nighttime moisturiser does just that. It goes onto the skin effortlessly and contains brilliant benefits, such as antioxidants, botanical extracts and additional vitamins to firm and tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production. A must for combination to oily skin types.
Drench your skin in this powerful pot of anti-ageing wonder – this night creme contains not one, but two forms of retinol to boost collagen, brighten the skin and fade wrinkles. There’s also hyaluronic acid to plumpen the skin, Prai oil to provide additional glow and Sepilift Technology to lift and tighten the skin. Remember to use upward strokes when applying this product before bed to promote lift.
We’ve saved the most luxe for last! If your skin is experiencing immense signs of fatigue (dullness, loss of radiance, uneven skin tone), treat your skin to this gem by Dior. It has a potent age-defying formula that boosts tired-looking skin and provides your complexion with overall revitalisation. It has a signature Dior skincare scent that leaves you feeling pampered after each application and we can’t get enough.