Healthy skin means beautiful skin, and a practical skincare regimen leads to both. Although many people in Farmington seek professional help for their cosmetic concerns, it’s wise to complement this with in-home treatments, especially before bed. During these uncertain times with a pandemic keeping many of us indoors, it’s more critical to find a home skincare regimen that helps preserve your skin health and beauty. Here are some tips the staff at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery hopes you find useful:
1. Cleanse Your Face Before Bed
Your day is busy, whether you stay indoors or are always on the move. Imagine the oil, dirt, and grime that may accumulate throughout the day. And then there’s the makeup. That’s why it’s critical to wash your face thoroughly before bed. Take two minutes each night to cleanse your face to avoid irritation and blemishes.
2. Use Toner Before Bed
Now that your face is clean, take another minute to apply the right toner. This minute can be the difference in creating a clear, bright complexion. A good toner will remove residue from your skin, leaving behind a healthy skin appearance.
3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Moisture in the underlying skin layers supports the skin surface. It provides natural volume and keeps your skin from drying out. An evening moisturizer or night cream is essential to keep your complexion well-hydrated for those hours you spend in bed. It helps your beauty sleep live up to its name for plumper, more radiant skin.
4. Nourish Your Skin
You want to treat your skin to what it craves. Pick a moisturizer that has potent ingredients or layer it up with a serum that not only rehydrates but helps rejuvenate and heal your skin to give it a beautiful glow.
5. Don’t Forget the Lips
A kissable pout does not come by accident. It is nurtured by slathering your lips with a balm to nourish them overnight.
6. Hydrate from Within
You should drink plenty of water, day and night. So, skip the nighttime cocktail and flood your body with much-needed H2O. A couple of glasses before bedtime will work wonders to keep your body and skin well-hydrated.
7. Keep Your Pillowcases Clean
It’s not only critical to wash your face every night, but you should keep the very thing it comes into contact with clean as well. You should wash your pillowcases at least twice weekly, more if you experience consistent breakouts or congestion within your pores.
8. Sleep With Your Head Elevated
Prop up your pillows and keep your head level above your heart. This helps reduce fluid buildup and retention around the eyes.
Pick a magazine or book to read instead of surfing the internet on your computer screen. The constant glare can affect your eyes. The strain may contribute to puffiness the next day.
10. Get Plenty of Sleep
When you sleep is when your body heals, and that means your skin, too. So get those critical eight hours for your overall health and that of your skin as well.
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If you would like to learn more about Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery and the procedures and treatments we offer that help our patients look their best, contact us today.