Overnight Skin Care Tips: 4 Things To Know

Clare Cherry

Posted on September 23 2019

Pink alarm clock to illustrate overnight skin care tips

After a long day, taking your makeup off and starting your skin care routine may be the last thing on your mind. But, properly caring for your skin, day and night, is important to keep it clear, glowing and, most important, healthy. Evening and overnight skin care means that you can cleanse the makeup, oil and dirt from the day away and give your skin chance to repair. Here are 5 things you should know about evening and overnight skin care, so that you can wake up with beautiful skin!

Nightly Cleanse

Cleansing every night makes sense, but many of us still don’t make the effort we should. Beyond daily makeup application, unknowingly touching our face throughout the day and environmental pollution, our face is one of the dirtiest areas of the body. It is important to cleanse your skin at night to avoid acne breakouts and blemishes. Your skin repairs itself at night, so taking your makeup off means you have a clean and fresh slate in the morning. 

Use Moisturiser At Night

Many people avoid using night moisturiser or overnight skin care products in order to let their skin breathe. This could not be further from the truth as avoiding night cream offers little to no positive skin benefit. When your skin is bare, any leftover moisture will evaporate, leaving dry skin behind and dull tired complexion. It’s vital that you use a moisturiser which is suited to your skin type, especially at night when your skin needs to rest and recuperate. 

Avoid Applying Eye Cream Too Near To Your Eyes

Although it says in the name, you should avoid applying eye cream too close to your lash line, as your eyelashes can pick up the cream and transfer it to your eyes, causing irritation. Many overnight skin care regimes suggest applying eye cream every night, but overuse and use too close to the eyes can result in irritation and cause eye puffiness - which is not a good look the next morning.

Get Enough Beauty Sleep

One of the most important overnight skin care tips is to get plenty of sleep. There is no argument that getting enough sleep each night provides plenty of skin benefits and it is proven that a lack of quality sleep compromises the body’s circulatory system which then leads to bags and puffiness under the eyes. Lack of sleep also causes your skin to look tired and pale as your blood circulation has been impaired, but can also lead to stress which can then aggravate other skin conditions, such as acne and eczema.

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