The nighttime skincare routine can be even more important than the morning one. Skin cells regenerate at a faster rate overnight than they do during the day, meaning attention must be paid to the finer details come bedtime. If you don’t give your skin the TLC it deserves, the dirt and oils can prevent the skin cells from regenerating, causing breakouts, premature ageing and skin damage.
We know how important it is to love your skin. So before you enjoy your beauty sleep, we have shared our favourite tips on what you should be doing to show your skin some love before bed.
#1 -Remove Makeup and Cleanse
After a long, hard day – we know how tempting it is to fall into bed with a face full of makeup. However, you must always scrub your face clean. Cosmetics clog pores and can cause a build up of oils, leading to acne, redness and irritation. Even if you never wear makeup, everyday dirt and grime from throughout the day have similar pore clogging effects. Avoid using face washes with harsh skin-sloughing exfoliants, and ones that have synthetic fragrances, surfactants and over-drying ingredients like benzoyl peroxide. Instead, try a moisturizing, gentle option, especially organic, plant-based ones with no nasty chemicals in it!
#2- Always moisturize
After scrubbing your face with a cleanser, your skin needs some hydrating. Moisturizer is the key to giving your face that healthy glow. When we sleep, our skin is given the chance to repair itself. By using a good moisturizer, this repair process can happen faster, allowing our skin to glow once again.
#3- Light a candle
Many find candles to be an outlet for calmness, placing you in a meditative state. Science and research has shown that lighting a candle before bed can remove many negative moods and emotions, due to the scents being introduced into the environment. Our Black Bamboo and Lily oy Candle is perfect for unwinding, minimizing stress to encourage clear skin. Just be sure to blow it out before you fall asleep!
#4- Opt for antibacterial pillow case
The average person spends over 25 years sleeping – that is a lot of time with your head pressed against your pillows. But most of us don’t pay them the attention they deserve to have. A wrong pillowcase can be the weak link in your acne fighting battle. Microorganisms in your pillowcase can grow to harmful levels in just 2-3 days. When these microorganisms penetrate the skin, they clog pores and contribute to pimples and breakouts. No need to panic though, good quality organic bamboo pillow cases can inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria to create a healthy sleep environment. Bamboo fabric is super breathable and moisture wicking, it’s always dry and fresh, leave no place for bacteria to grow. It is also free from harmful chemicals, irritants, allergens and hypoallergenic: gentle on sensitive skin including acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. The naturally silky smooth and feathery soft texture of bamboo fabric protects your delicate skin against any irritation and external stress, gives you peace of mind that your face is lay on the softest and healthiest pillow case it deserves.