Your 20s are a tough time for your skin as it tends to start losing its sheen and looking tired, especially with your crazy schedule. You can no longer get away with just washing your face and going to sleep! So if you are a 20-something girl and would like to add some zing to a dull complexion, these are the things you should do before going to bed...
1. Do A Cleanse
Before hitting the sack, make sure you wash your face and scrub off all the makeup. A simple cleanse will clear away all the dirt and grime that sticks to your face during the day. Clean your face with lukewarm water and a cream cleanser. Make sure that the water is not too hot, as that can dry your skin out instead of hydrating it.
2. Remove Your Makeup
A cleanse is often not enough to remove the makeup that you have worn and reapplied all day. You can invest in a good makeup remover to remove stubborn eyeliner marks and mascara residue. You can also use simple petroleum jelly to wipe off your makeup - just use a small amount on your eyelids or face and wipe with cotton or a cotton pad. Since it is extremely damaging for your skin to sleep with makeup on, make sure you remove it completely, no matter how tired you are. Also, kajal and mascara have a horrible knack of darkening the under-eye area giving you panda eyes even if you don’t have dark circles, so take off your makeup religiously ladies.
Also read: Get Gorgeous While You Sleep: 7 Overnight Skin Care Essentials!
3. Apply A Face Serum
A face serum should always be applied after cleansing but before moisturizing since it has a thinner consistency. Your 20s are a very important time. It’s around this age that your skin starts losing elasticity and youthfulness. A face serum, applied before sleeping, can help reverse the signs of skin damage and make your skin firmer and more youthful. This way, you can look like a 20-something well into your 30s and 40s!
4. Moisturize Daily
Before going to bed, always, always use a moisturizer. This simple step can prove to be very beneficial for your skin, as using makeup and cleansing daily can strip your face and body of its natural oils. Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin. If you have oily skin, for example, a water-based moisturizer should do just fine. Also, make sure you use a deep moisturizing formula for areas that have very dry skin, like your knees and elbows. It’s the only way to soft suppleness.
Also read: 11 Skin Care Secrets That Will *Change* Your Beauty Routine!
5. Use An Under Eye Cream
The job, the stress, the relationship dramas, the lack of sleep: all of these things take a toll on your skin, and this is mostly reflected in the dark circles and puffiness around your eyes. Tired eyes can add years to your look, so dealing with them is very important. Use an under eye cream every night before you sleep to wake up with eyes that are brighter and to also delay the onset of wrinkles.
6. Oil Your Hair Once A Week
Taking care of your hair should be an integral part of your beauty regime. Oiling your hair before going to bed and letting it stay on overnight will help make it softer and promote hair growth. So once or twice a week, use a good hair oil before you go to bed. Your granny will be proud!
7. Sleep Right!
Falling asleep may seem like the most basic, no-nonsense thing to do, but there’s actually more to it than that! Turns out, the way you sleep can have a huge effect on your appearance. So keep these things in mind!
Keep these points in mind to make your beauty sleep a truly beautifying one and you’ll wake up fresh and gorgeous every day!
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- Sleeping on silk pillowcase can be extremely beneficial for your hair and skin both. It delays the onset of wrinkles and fine lines and reduces frizz and split ends! So consider investing in one.
- Sleep on your back to make your boobs firmer! It also prevents wrinkles, since your face/ chest is not squishing into the cover constantly.
- Don’t sleep with your hair tied up in an elastic band if you want to prevent breakage. Instead, tie it up very loosely with a fabric scrunchie if you must.
Published on Aug 13, 2016