We have heard so many times that anti-ageing should start right late 20s to keep wrinkles and premature ageing at bay. But are we doing enough for our skin and treating it well so that we can keep the dreaded fine lines away. A proper anti-ageing routine should also cover ways to tackle age spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone because all of these are signs of premature ageing. Along with anti-ageing, one should also indulge in pampering hair, nails to look well groomed. Do you know the best time to pamper and treat your skin is at bedtime because that’s when our body finds time repair and rejuvenate itself. The most important thing is to find a routine and maintaining it religiously. In this post, we list out 10 bedtime beauty habits you should follow every night to pamper yourself.
1. Thoroughly Cleanse Your Face before Going to Bed:
It’s almost a crime to go to sleep with unclean skin and with makeup that has not been removed because most likely you would wake up with clogged pores and pimples. The golden rule is that you should always sleep with a clean face if you want clear, clean and beautiful skin all your life: no matter how tired you are sleep with a clean face. Scrub your face with a deep cleansing face wash or a mild scrub to provide a clean slate for the goodness of all your creams to soak in. Never go to bed with the toxins on your skin. Keep cleansing wipes handy for those extra late nights.
2. Moisturisation is the Key to Waking up Beautiful:
Who likes dry, chapped skin? We all want to wake up with beautiful, soft and supple skin and the key to that is right amount of moisturisation at night. Use a water-based and oil-free moisturizer at night to wake up to plump skin. Also, remember to apply body lotion, hand cream, on your arms and legs before going to bed. Your body will thank you by being hydrated and soft even in the morning.
3. Treat Those Pimples Overnight:
Night-time is the best time to try spot treatments. You can cure acne, pimples and scars by using spot treatments at night. All you need to do is apply tea tree oil on the affected area to reduce the inflammation. Do not try harsh methods like applying a toothpaste on the pimple because that would dry out the skin further. Similarly, you can use your spot reduction treatment or blemish serums overnight so that they have ample time to deliver best results.
4. Show Some Love to Your Hands and Nails As Well:
You should all make it a routine to show some tender love and care to your hands and nails before going to bed. Make a habit of using a moisturising hand cream before going to bed to wake up to softer hands. Do you know the skin on our hands show signs of ageing first. Don’t forget to take care of your nails; always apply some almond oil around the nails, or simply Vaseline before going to sleep.
5. Sleep Your Way to Baby Soft Feet:
Our feet often are neglected and we cite lack of time, but they deserve a special place in our beauty routine at night. Apply some foot cream or use a heavy moisturising cream. Then put on some light cotton socks and wake up with baby soft feet the next morning.
6. Invest in Silk Pillowcases For Wrinkle-Free Skin and Silky Hair:
A small investment in silk pillowcases will go a long way in keeping your skin free of wrinkles because it puts less pressure on the skin compared to cotton or synthetic pillowcases which make your skin dry and parched by drawing out moisture from your skin. Same goes for hair, say bye to frizzy hair by sleeping on silk.
7. Braid Your Hair for Damage-Free, Bouncy Hair
One habit that you should incorporate into your routine for beautiful hair is braiding your hair at night. The maximum amount of damage is caused to our hair by constant friction and rubbing at night. Therefore braiding your hair will ensure that your hair suffers least amount of damage. And there is a bonus point as well. You will wake up with heatless voluminous and bouncy hair in the morning.
8. Castor Oil for Lashes and Brows
If you want beautiful, long and thick lashes and brows then you have to look after them every single day. All you need to do is dip a cotton bud in castor oil and apply it on your lashes and eyebrows for thicker, fuller and beautiful growth.
9. Cold Eye Cream for Puffy and Tired Eyes
With our busy lifestyles of staring at the screen or the mobile or books all day, we need to make a special place for our eyes in our beauty routine. Hence eye creams are a must to get rid of tired looking, puffy and bloated eyes. To make your eye cream more effective, you can place it in the refrigerator and apply it cold. You will wake up to visibly brighter and fresh looking eyes and your eyes will surely thank you in the long term.
10. Overnight Treatments before Bed
Any skin concern should be addressed in your before-bed beauty routine. If anti-ageing is what you are looking for, then apply a suitable overnight treatment. Similarly, blemishes, skin dullness, rough hair should be taken care of before bedtime.
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