5 beauty rituals you should be doing before bed
Beauty sleep is no fairy tale. Like your trusty highlighter or the lipstick that always does the job, sleep is one of your best friends in beauty. While we doze, the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for rest and digest functions) has a chance to repair and balance our skin. When we regularly miss out on adequate sleep, skin is at risk for increased dryness and inflammation (in the form of wrinkles and blemishes) and decreased collagen repair.
Although there is no substitute for getting enough sleep, we can adopt pre-bed beauty rituals that maximize skin (and hair) health while we slumber. Not only are the following practices beauty boosters, they’ll also help you unwind before hitting the sheets.
1. Thoroughly cleanse your skin
Removing the day’s makeup, sweat, and pollution is a must if we want to give skin a chance to repair itself overnight for a few reasons. First, serums and moisturizers you apply after cleansing are more likely to penetrate skin if there’s no residual makeup in the way. Second, throughout the course of our day, our skin comes into contact with various pollutants that can contribute to premature aging and other forms of inflammation. Properly cleansing your face at the end of the day gives skin a breather. Finally, sleeping with your makeup is a recipe for dull, congested skin.
Minerals bring purity to this foaming cleanser with white quartz extracts that are a source of softness. Skin is clean, clear and luminous. Massage into face and neck with fingertips. Rinse with warm water.
Using Gemology Cleanser as a foaming water removes make up, thoroughly removes makeup while purifying the epidermis. It is a real cloud of refreshing foam. Or you can use Gemology Crystal eye make-up remover lotion, this product is a true gentle cleanser for sensitive eyes and eyelids. Its fluid texture provides a unique comfort to ease contact with eyes. Because of the natural assets of cornflower and orange blossom, this make-up remover lotion is moisturizing, soothing and softening features as well.
2. Apply a multi-tasking treatment
After cleansing skin, apply any desired treatment(s). Most of us have multiple skincare concerns: Perhaps you’re fighting breakouts, but you’d still like to use anti-aging treatments, or maybe you’d like to fade sun-spots and target fine lines while you’re at it. Luckily, there are many multi-tasking products on the market. Generally speaking, any antioxidant-rich product will address concerns about both aging and acne – ditto for products with retinol or a liquid exfoliant (containing AHAs or BHA).
Repavar Revitalizante expression lines serum is an intensive serum that relaxes the facial muscles that cause fine wrinkles and expression lines. Its formula includes argireline, with a relaxing effect, and soy isoflavones that stimulate cell regeneration. It reduces the depth and length of expression lines and combats skin ageing.
Otherwise, Repavar Monoderma C10 revitalizante intensive facial capsules is pure 10% intensive Vitamin C treatment that stimulates collagen synthesis, improving the signs of ageing (wrinkles, marks).
3. Hydrate and moisturize
After cleansing and applying any desired skin treatments, moisturize your face with lotion, cream, or face oil. Although those with oilier skin types may gravitate towards a lighter formula, oily skin can benefit from a dry oil to help balance sebum (natural oil) production.
Repavar Oilfree hydro balancing moisturizing cream provides young skins with moisturization they need, combined with a grease-regulating action (thanks to the laminaria saccharina) and moisturizing action (thanks to the properties of taurine), which physiologically balance the skin. It is rapidly absorbed.
4. Give yourself a mini facial
The benefits of face massage are extensive. From firmer, clearer, more glowing skin to reduced puffiness and fine lines, there’s no shortage of nice things that massage does for your face. Spending a few minutes (or longer) massaging your face every night is a great way to enhance product absorption and relax any areas where you hold tension (including the jaw, corners of the mouth, area between the eyebrows, or forehead).
5. Massage your scalp
Got a headache after a long day? Try a scalp massage. Not only does scalp massage help you unwind before bed, it also encourages healthy hair. Like facial massage, scalp massage increases blood flood, and in the case of your mane, stimulates hair follicles, encouraging strands to reach their full growth potential.
You can massage your scalp with or without oil. Massaging your scalp with oil provides a deep conditioning treatment, but this option is probably best reserved for shortly before you shampoo since oil can transfer to your bed linens – and you don’t want that.