Sleeping is an opportunity for your skin to rest and regenerate. That’s why a nighttime skincare routine is SO important.
During the day, our skin cells are actively working to protect us from UV exposure and free radical damage. While we sleep, our body temperature drops, blood flow to the skin's surface increases and a daily renewal routine takes place. In essence, waking hours are the skin's defensive period, whereas sleep time is an important regenerative phase.
With this in mind, how can we help our skin perform this crucial regeneration?
To make way for the skin's restorative nighttime routine, removing makeup, dirt and oils from the skin’s surface is key. An evening cleansing routine assists to wash away these irritants from the skin’s surface and reduce clogged pores.
Moisturising is key to keeping your skin feeling soft, reducing the appearance of fine lines and creating a smoother appearance. To maximise absorption and keep your skin soft and smooth, use a moisturiser on damp skin and at least 15 minutes before going to bed for best results.