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5 Nighttime Skincare Practices You Should Never Skip Before Sleeping

You may visit your dermatologist regularly, use the best skin products and do whatever you can to keep your skin glowing and moisturized. However, the most vital part of skin care happens when you are asleep. This is why there are some things that you should always do before you sleep to keep your skin fresh and healthy all throughout the day. Here are some of them.

Take Off All of Your Makeup

Taking off makeup could be tedious work, especially when you want to just collapse into your bed after a long day. However, when you leave traces of makeup on your face as you sleep, your skin could pay the price.

You should take off all of your makeup at night. The least you want to have on your face would be any residue of mascara. Your skin needs time to rest and when you do not remove your makeup, your pores can get clogged. This could lead to wrinkles or breakouts, which can happen as you sleep.

Apply a Soothing Face Mask


There are a lot of face masks that cater to various needs. This goes from clearing clogged pores to taking care of fine lines. While some would say that they work, experts say that these products are not really necessary as long as you practice a consistent regimen for your skin. However, these are beneficial for opening pores so that active ingredients can sink better into the skin. There are even some that contain essential oils used in aromatherapy, so just putting it on your face can produce a relaxing effect.

“Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.”William Shakespeare

Use Products that Match Your Skin Type

Skin care products have been clearly made for people with different skin types, whether it be dry, oily, wrinkly or for exfoliation. If you happen to have dry skin, you should not use the same kind of skin products as a person with oily skin. When you know your skin type, this can help you choose the right skin care products so that you would know what would serve you best.

You can actually help avoid adverse effects and improve your skin texture and overall health if you know which specific ingredients you should use for your skin type. If you do not happen to be sure about your skin type, meet up with your dermatologist, who can help you make sure that you are taking care of your skin properly.


Your skin is very prone to dehydration when you go to bed. This is why you have to make sure that you apply the right type of moisturizer. Nighttime moisturizers do not contain sunscreen and are thicker in consistency compared to daytime moisturizers. While the texture might be slimy and not too comfortable, the moisturizing effects can make your skin soft and supple by the time you wake up.

When choosing a facial moisturizer, you should check the label for antioxidants, vitamins and peptides. Not only will you wake up to healthier and fuller skin, these will help repair the damage that your skin had to endure during the day.

Get Some Actual Sleep

You can apply the best products on your face to keep it nourished and healthy, but none of these will do any good if you do not get enough sleep. Experts recommend that you should sleep on your back so that the fluid from your face will be drained. This way, you will be less likely to look puffy in the morning. Sleeping on your back can also help prevent wrinkles. If you sleep on your stomach, use a silk or satin pillowcase so that your face will not rub against coarse material such as canvas or cotton.

Taking care of your skin to prevent aging, to unclog pores, and to make yourself look youthful and vibrant takes a lot of work. This is why you should never skip these habits when you go to bed at night. Are there other things that you do before you go to sleep? What are some of your nighttime skin care habits? Share them with us in the comments below.


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