A good nighttime routine is an essential step in taking proper care of your skin. Not only that, but it is also useful as a way to help us wind down after a busy or stressful day. It can be soothing to fall into the reliable pattern of literally washing away the day’s worries. Easing into a calming routine an hour or two before you climb into bed may help you fall asleep easier and sleep better. There are a few things you can incorporate into your routine to make it even more relaxing, and your skincare regimen is a big part of the process.
Remove Your Makeup
The first step to any good end-of-day skincare routine is removing the day’s makeup. Doing this before using a facial wash helps to ensure your cleanser works even more effectively at removing impurities and cleaning your skin thoroughly. For those who would rather not add an extra step to their routine: never fear! There are several options to make removing your makeup as seamless as possible. You could try a cleansing oil that doubles as a makeup remover. Find one that’s non-comedogenic and safe for all skin types so you’re sure to get a thorough, but gentle cleanse. Another great option, especially if you travel or like to work out midday, is a makeup removing balm. You can sometimes find these in stick form, making it easy to pop into your purse or gym bag, and application is a breeze.
Cleanse the Day Away
Whether you opt for one that incorporates a makeup remover or not, you should definitely be using a facial cleanser every night (and morning!). There are a number of products out there for any skin type, and several are formulated with high-performing ingredients like salicylic acid, lactic acid, or probiotics to help fight acne, soothe sensitive skin, or purify and exfoliate. Get the most out of your cleanser by using gentle, circular motions with your fingertips to work the product into your skin. Rinse well and pat your skin dry with a towel.
A Little Special Treatment
Sometimes our skin needs—and deserves—a little extra love. You may have particular concerns when it comes to your skin, like those mentioned above, that need a boost of help from your cleanser. There are a number of serums or treatments formulated to target specific skin needs. The best choices include good-for-you ingredients like probiotics and superfoods. If you want to clarify your skin and fight blemishes, a spot treatment might be worth considering. Opt for a serum with a probiotic like chicory root that’s designed to promote firmer skin if your goal is to reduce the look of signs of aging. A night cream can be an excellent choice for those interested in a product that both reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while boosting hydration and promoting a more even tone overall. Whatever treatment you select, be sure to use it according to the instructions—often these products are best applied after cleansing but before moisturizing.
Quench Your Skin’s Thirst
The moisturizing step of your nighttime routine is one of the most important ones. The hours that you sleep are a long time to go without feeding your skin some nourishing ingredients to help it stay fresh and firm. Applying a moisturizer before bed helps take care of your skin while you sleep. You can find a moisturizer for any skin type, too—even if you’re prone to oily skin, you’ll still need some good hydration. If you fall into that camp, consider an oil-free or non-comedogenic gel moisturizer. It’ll give your face a hydration boost without clogging your pores. If you have sensitive skin, consider a calming lotion formulated with ingredients like cucumber and aloe to help reduce the appearance of redness and irritation. Those prone to dry skin already know the importance of a good moisturizer, but if you’re looking for an extra boost, a day and night cream like TULA Skincare’s 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream is a solid choice. Whichever you choose, just make sure you let it fully soak into your skin before you head to bed—you don’t want the product rubbing off on your pillow!
Take Extra Care of Delicate Areas
Certain parts of your face, like the eyes and lips, are particularly sensitive to external stressors and possible signs of aging. The eyes, especially, sometimes need just a little more care than your regular routine provides. Using an eye cream that’s designed to boost hydration and promote firmer skin is a great way to keep the area around your eyes moisturized and younger looking. To further promote glowing, younger looking skin, an eye balm, such as the Glow and Get It Cooling and Brightening Eye Balm from TULA Skincare, can be easily applied under your eyes. Be sure to dab any product, including moisturizer, rather than rub to help reduce the possibility of stretching the sensitive skin in that area.
Reduce Distractions and Soothe Your Mind
Once you’ve wrapped up your skincare routine, it’s time to settle your mind for the night. Turn down the lights and play some meditative tunes, like a soft, classical melody or nature sounds. Doing your best to avoid your computer, TV, or phone in the hour or so before you turn out the lights can help prep your brain for bedtime. Often, a soothing activity like reading helps both your body and mind to wind down so you’re more likely to get a better night’s sleep. A few minutes of meditation or breathing exercises should have similar calming effects.
Get a Full Night’s Sleep
The last step to ultimate beauty sleep, of course, is getting enough of it. Not only should you be getting a full night of sleep, typically around eight hours, but it should be good, sound sleep. If you find yourself waking up often, think about your routine before bed and whether you could stand to further reduce any distractions. It might also be worth considering your actual sleeping routine, whether it’s the type or amount of bedding you’re using, the temperature you keep your bedroom at, or any outside noises. It may be possible that a sound machine would help relax your mind and tune out noises from neighbors or the street. In any case, just make sure you’re heading to bed with a calm, clear mind, a comfortable environment, and, last but not least, well-cared-for skin!
About TULA Skincare
TULA Skincare is among the leaders in probiotic skincare. They do this by producing balanced formulas using powerful probiotics and skin superfoods. In fact, “TULA” means balance in Sanskrit, and that serves as the brand’s mission. TULA Skincare products are meant to provide you with healthy-looking, glowing skin that you’ll fall in love with. Through their clean and effective products, ordinary people are finding the skin they love without the need for harmful ingredients. TULA Skincare invests heavily in research to pick and choose what goes in and what stays out of their essentials. They have a product for practically every step of your regimen, including face masks, eye cream, night cream, primer, and more. Shop for TULA Skincare products on tula.com.
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