Did you know that apart from day care, your skin can be cared for through the night as well? Read on to find out how!
Don’t be misled into thinking that you only have to look after your skin during the day to counteract the effects of exposure to the sun and other elements. Daytime skincare is essential, but a nighttime skincare regimen is equally important.
3 easy steps
You should essentially follow 3 steps for your skincare while you sleep: Cleanse, Tone and Feed.
To cleanse, rub a bit of lotion on your palms and apply it gently on your face and neck. Use a pad of cotton wool to remove any grease, make-up or dirt that may have accumulated during the day. Then apply a little more, but this time gently massage your face and neck in upward movements. You can then splash cold water on your face.
To tone your skin, apply a mild skin toner to close up your pores and aid circulation. Use it on the oily portions of your skin.
Follow the toning with feeding, by massaging your face and neck with a night cream in circular upward movements. Make sure you have plenty of cream or moisturizer on your fingertips to keep them moist while you massage around your eyes. If you are using an anti-wrinkle cream apply it around your eyes and leave it on for about twenty minutes. Wipe off any extra cream that might remain before you go to bed.
A matter of habit
You should apply a little cream around the lips too for smoothening and moisturizing the area at night. The entire night time routine should not take more than 5 minutes. This routine will become a habit and you will enjoy the effect of this treatment on your skin when after a few weeks you notice a better, healthier skin which is glowing.
And lastly, to complete your beauty treatment at night you must ensure a sound sleep from at least seven to nine hours. Most adults compromise on their sleep time. Your skin works hardest to repair itself when you are resting!
Women have always been concerned about skincare and beauty treatments, but men too have recently started frequenting beauty shops. Do you think this is a positive trend? Is the metro-sexual male more appealing than his unkempt predecessor? Or should good grooming remain the preserve of the ‘fairer sex’?