An average human being spends about 9000 hours of their entire lifetime sleeping. That’s about 25 years of your life, doing nothing other than lying on your bed, lost deep in the dreamland. Imagine then, if you could use all that time and spend it on your beauty, on taking care of your face delicately, so you wake up completely refreshed and radiant every morning. Seven or eight hours a night to let a product nourish and care for our face? Sign us up! We’ve piqued your interest, didn’t we? Well then read on, because we’ve got some really nice tips and treats for you right here.
Day Cream vs Night Cream
But can’t I just use the same moisturizer I use in the morning? Well yes, sure, you can do anything you want, but you’ll be missing out on a lot of benefits. Day creams tend to be lighter and contain the much-needed SPF, and they’re basically there to protect our skin from the sun and the pollution. Night creams, however, tend to be a lot more nourishing and have some pretty amazing restorative properties that will feed our skin and soften it during the night.
If you want to have healthy skin from morning to night, you should switch between products for best effect. So, which ones to use? We love the Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream because it’s very effective and it smells yummy, and Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream.
A few years ago, most of us wouldn’t think of using oils on our face, but today the oils are so well-refined and nourishing that most of the good ones are actually extremely beneficial even for oily and acne-prone skin. The Sunday Riley Luna Oil has some serious anti-aging and smoothing benefits, and the Caudalie Vine[activ] Glow Activating Overnight Detox Oil will promote toxin elimination and support natural cell renewal.
The skin around our eyes is the most sensitive one, so it tends to be the first place to show wrinkles. Counter this with Volition Beauty’s Helix AM/PM Eye Gel and you’ll wake up with your eyes brighter and smoother.
Want a few general health tips? Be consistent, be patient, and treat yourself occasionally – works for life, works for exercise, and it certainly works for skincare. The best way to do for your face is to be very regular with your skincare and to treat it to a good facial mask at least once a week. A sleeping mask is a great way to wake up with skin that’s softer than velvet, so grab the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask from Glow Recipe and enjoy the radiance.
A vitamin C serum is absolutely the best things to use overnight, regardless of how old you are. It prevents wrinkles, it brightens your complexion, and it keeps your skin smooth and firm. It’s important to pick the best skincare you can, so try something like Ultra C10+ Firming Serum from Ultraceuticals to keep your face youthful.
Oh yeah, your lashes can totally transform during the night! Revitalash Advanced is incredibly effective because it makes your lashes stronger and healthier, but if you want them to grow really long and voluminous, Latisse could be an option. We’d like to point out, however, that Latisse has some side-effects, so beware.
A Note On Your Pillowcases
Cotton pillowcases are comfy, but they might trap sweat, sebum, and excess product and lead to breakouts. Since they soak up the product from your face they might be making your creams less effective, but there’s a solution: switch to silk. Silk pillowcases are said to cause fewer wrinkles over time, and could be a very wonderful alternative that will make all your nightly rituals even better.
Hey, since you’ve got 7 or 8 hours every night to do nothing but rest, why not use this time wisely? Introduce a few cool products into your routine and transform yourself into a real-life sleeping beauty. Now all you need is a kiss from your prince to wake you up!