How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
We’re all aware of the importance of sleeping and this blog won’t be another source of guilt for you, don’t worry.
Whether or not you wear make up it is really important that you clean your skin, face and of course your body. Whilst you’re sleeping, the cells in our body go into overdrive to help repair the damage done throughout the day. The blood vessels dilate and allow an increased flow of nutrients and oxygen to the skin, this helps stimulate the removal of toxic cellular products.
Research has shown that the cells in our body regenerate faster whilst we are sleeping.
The cells will do this work whether or not we take care of the skin. But this is a great opportunity to feed them and assist them during this process to see optimal results the next day.
How ever many hours you’re sleeping, these are the vital steps you should be taking before you go to bed to ensure you’ve done the best you can for your skin!
Cleaning the skin: Face
- Establish a routine. Once you have a routine, it will be easier for you to follow on a daily basis.
- Invest in a cleansing product that’s right for your skin. Make an effort to double cleanse at the end of the day.
- Exfoliate. Depending on your skin type, exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. Normal to oily skin, only two times a week required.
- Set aside sometime once a week to apply a mask “Incorporate a heated hand towel to help remove the scrub, the warmth from the towel opens the pores for better absorption of nutrients into the skin” Amy Cameron, Face Plus Medispa, skin and laser specialist.
- The final step is to tone the skin. Toning the skin shrinks the pores, picks up any final spots of dirt that may be remaining on the skin, balances the skin and prepares the skin for your eye cream and moisturiser.
- Sometime the order of application can get a little confusing but we’re here to clarify. Eye cream first then your preferred moisturiser. The eye cream and moisturiser you choose is really dependant on your skin type and what it needs.
- The above may seem like quite a lot to do before you go to sleep but a few steps can be completed as a part of your shower routine!
Cleaning the skin: Body
Your body usually tends to feel quite dry during the Winter months, outside of moisturising on a daily basis we recommend the following steps –
- Before you get into the shower, use a dry body brush to exfoliate your skin “Brush the skin with strokes, always in the direction of your heart. This technique is great for so many reasons including reduction of cellulite, blood circulation and of course skin regeneration” Kimberly Robinson, Face Plus Medispa, Advanced Dermal Therapist.
- Following your dry exfoliation hop into the shower and clean the skin using your preferred shower gel or body cleanser. Use a wash cloth that allows you to reach the back weather it be a long towel or a brush. A lot of “bacne” is due to excess dirt and skin build up that has not been removed.
- Once you’ve dried your body completely you body will be in need of some serious moisture. A lot of people forget that the skin on the body is waterproof, much like the leather couch you have in your lounge! Like your lounge, the skin on your body often needs an oil conditioning every now and then. “My favourite product is the Vitamin Function Oil by Dr Spiller. You can use this product everyday but you can also use it in conjunction with an oil based body cream, not shea butter or water based products!” Kimberly Robinson, Face Plus Medispa, Advanced Dermal Therapist.
When you finally rest that gorgeous face of yours on a pillow case, we hope it’s silk! We’ll share a blog about this soon.
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