Bed-time Habits Destroying Your Skin
You are very particular about skin and could do everything possible to keep it all glowing & young. And as soon as night-time hits, you are off to bed to avoid dark circles & puffiness! But is it enough for your skin? After all the efforts, your skin is still not in the right space? Well, your night skincare routine is similarly important.
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Some of the night-time habits that are destroying your skin’s health
1. Sleeping without washing your face
The most common mistake we all make (sometimes out of laziness) is to sleep without washing the face. Even if you are not wearing makeup, washing your face should be your priority. The night is the only time when the skin goes through the rebuilding & repairing phase. Without cleaning the face, oil, dirt, grime & smoke clogs the pores which eventually leads to acne. If makeup is not off, sometimes it can cause irritation & inflammation to the skin.
For skin’s sake, now you know why cleaning face before bedtime is a big deal!
2. Avoiding retinol & moisturizer
Retinol products are misunderstood to be used after the 30s. No, retinol is great for everyone to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover. Often the use of retinol will eventually lead to a healthier, younger, even skin tone & texture.
After retinol, moisturize your skin to repair & strengthen it and also to soothe out irritation or inflammation.
Your simple night-time skincare routine – wash, apply retinol & moisturize, and you are done for happy skin!
3. Sleeping on the same bedding & pillowcase for quite a few days.
If you are not changing the sheets & pillowcase often enough, dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and more pile upon them. And since your skin is in direct contact with grime and dirt, it gets stuck on the pore, making it clogged and saying ‘hello’ to breakouts!
Henceforth, wash your bedding at least once a week with the right detergents.
4. Not choosing the right bedding fabric
You must be wondering, what could be better than a cotton pillowcase? Cotton and synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester are rough on skin, hence a little harsh for your skin to glide on at night and can cause irritation.
The best fabric to choose here is satin or silk. These are smooth materials which mean easy skin friction, skin is breathable, non-abrasive, and lesser wrinkles & irritation.
5. Hair brushing against the face
It is suggested to keep hair tied in a loose bun until it has been washed immediately. Since hair accommodates oil, dirt, and dust, while sleeping, it can seep down to your skin, clogging pores and causing acne.
6. Compromising your sleep time
Today’s fast-paced & digital time is affecting our sleep. Spending too much time on screens before bedtime can deprive sleep increasing stress hormones. Studies have shown that lack of sleep can boost stress hormones level, which then becomes the reason for many health concerns.
Stress hormones brakes down the production of collagen & elastin that keep the skin smooth & glowing. Hormones also trigger inflammation which leads to breakouts. You need at least 7 hours of sleep to avoid worsening of the pre-existing skin conditions. Fine lines, dark circles, lusterless skin are some common intruders with deprived sleep!
Along with these, try to sleep on the back instead of on the side or on the stomach, do not go overboard with skin products after applying moisturizer, over-cleaning is also
Now you know how important it is to pamper skin even at night. Small care and you have happy, smiling skin. Along with the face, keep your body moisturized at least those parts that dry out easily. Keep your sleep intact and avoid making bedtime mistakes that can harm your skin. Have beautiful & glowing skin!
For any skin concerns, you can connect with our experienced dermatologists at Sakhiya Skin Clinic on the toll-free number 1800 1200 70000