WHAT HAPPENS AT NIGHT SHOWS UP IN DAYLIGHT
Our skin cells work overtime while we are sleeping to repair damage which occurs from assaults on our skin during the day. UV radiation, environmental pollutants & hormones released by stress all contribute to the look of tired, aging, & reactive skin. We have a unique opportunity while we sleep to repair some of this damage & wake up looking refreshed & in the long term, more youthful.
A NIGHTTIME ROUTINE TO HELP YOUR SKIN LOOK REFRESHED BY MORNING: * Double cleanse to gently remove the day’s dirt & any make up
* Follow with a light serum suited to your skin’s current condition
* 2-3 times a week use a retinol or retinoic acid product to help reduce clogged pores, even out skin tone, & promote collagen building. Retinoids are a chemical form of Vitamin A which has been shown to increase cell turnover, decrease inflammation & decrease the look of photoaging & wrinkles. When first using these types of products make sure you test for any skin sensitivities. It is also a good idea to combine Retinols with a moisturizer to help decrease any sensitivities you may have. Discuss getting a prescription retinol from your dermatologist.
* Follow with a heavy moisturizer or fun overnight mask containing antioxidants & peptides. Your skin loses moisture while we sleep so it is important to moisturize at night. Some masks contain retinol as well. * Try to get a good night’s sleep. If you are not sleeping, your skin (& body) will not have the chance to get the reparative rest it needs. To help you get a better night’s sleep, disconnect from media, TV, laptops, computers, phone, emails, texts, apps, etc at least 1 hour before bed. Do not use these devices in bed. Sit in a chair, at a desk, or on a sofa. If you have trouble sleeping, do not use these devices in bed.