While we sleep, our skin refreshes itself. It creates brand new cells and repairs damage sustained the day before (to the best of its ability). So, what is a simple way to improve your skin? Get enough beauty sleep. Current studies suggest the perfect, ideal amount of sleep may vary by person, but for MOST people, at least 7 hours of sleep is recommended. What also can you do to help your skin make the most of these hours of beauty sleep?
*Cleanse your face before you go to bed. Do not sleep with make-up, sunscreen, or other skin care products still lingering on your skin from the day. Clear out the dirt, oils, and other impurities from your skin so that it can repair & renew itself more effectively.
*Apply retinol at night. Retinol boosts the skin’s natural nightly rejuvenation process which is one of the reasons it is recommended for the P.M.
*Wash your face in the morning too! Since your skin creates more, fresher skin cells at night, this means that more dead skin cells are just hanging out there on your face. Washing your face, especially with an exfoliating cleanser, in the morning will help clear these away while also allowing you to apply your make-up or sunscreen to clean skin, allowing for better, more even application of these products.