A quality night’s sleep is one of the best remedies for your skin. When you’re well rested, your skin typically looks younger and less puffy. But what if your nighttime skin routine could offer even more benefits? Whether you’re concerned about acne or wrinkles, try out these beauty rituals to wake up with glowing skin.
When it comes to nighttime beauty rituals, it’s important to start with the basics. Removing your makeup before bed is one of the best steps you can take. Leftover makeup can clog your pores and irritate the sensitive skin under your eyes. You’ll likely wake up with dry and dull-looking skin in the morning as well. Remove your makeup with a micellar water or gentle oil cleanser before bed, following up with a mild cleanser to wash away any residue.
Exfoliating before going to bed removes dead skin cells, so you can fall asleep with smoother skin. However, exfoliating the wrong way can do more harm than good. Many people scrub too hard with a mechanical exfoliator, which can irritate the skin. You can exfoliate more gently using a tool like a brush or by switching to a chemical exfoliator.
A dermatologist can give recommendations on how to exfoliate safely based on your skin type. In-office cosmetic dermatology services, like chemical peels, are also highly effective at removing dead skin.
Face masks may be a self-care trend, but these drugstore products may actually pack a skin care punch. You just have to find the right mask for your skin. Look for a fragrance-free and hypoallergenic mask, and be sure to check the ingredients carefully.
Ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and salicylic acid can be beneficial depending on your skin type. When you’re kicking back with your face mask at home, always follow the instructions carefully. Leaving a mask on for too long can cause irritation.
If you’re dealing with a specific skin concern, skin treatments are a great way to target those areas while you sleep. And this extra step in your routine will add a little luxury to your evening. Talk to your dermatologist about which skin treatments are right for you. They may recommend effective acne treatments, like salicylic acid, and wrinkle treatment, like retinoids. Using these types of products regularly, may give your skin the boost it needs.
Taking the extra time to moisturize in the evening will keep your skin feeling smooth until morning. Moisturizer is another product that you should choose based on your skin type. Anyone with oily skin may benefit from a gel moisturizer, while you’ll want something richer for dry skin. Adding a facial oil on top can lock in moisture even more, but be sure to check with your dermatologist before adding a new product to your routine.
While at-home pampering is a key step toward glowing skin, booking treatments with a cosmetic dermatologist can take your glow to the next level. The team at Pacific Dermatology Specialists are committed to offering a full set of cosmetic treatments and helping our clients feel their best. We also offer medical and surgical services to treat conditions like sun damage, moles, skin cancer, warts, psoriasis, and more. We have locations in Seal Beach, CA and other locations in the Greater Los Angeles area, so contact us today to book an appointment near you.