After a long and tiring day, the last thing on our mind is caring for our skin. I for one, just want to curl up in my pajamas and sleep like a baby. Unfortunately, age and pollution start taking a toll on our skin and cause permanent damage. So, if you want to fall in love with your skin, this fall – it’s time to upgrade your nighttime beauty regime with these five products.
I have woken up with raccoon eyes and a rash many times when I forgot to take off my makeup at night. To keep skin glowing and the pores clean, it’s important to invest in a good cleanser. I have now realised that cleansing well at night is the mantra to acne-free skin.
You can choose ProEVEN Brightening Cleansing Foam by Vichy or opt for Micellar water based cleansers like Pureté Thermale Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution by Vichy (Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart)
Be gentle on your skin, especially around the under eye area. Too much tugging and rubbing can also chafe your skin. These cleansers are bound to make you feel squeaky clean, and your skin will thank you in the morning by being soft and happy.
2. Exfoliating Scrubs / Microdermabrasion Pads
Sloughing off dead skin is a must in the crisp days of fall. Exfoliate to discover thoroughly refreshed and glowing skin. One of the most trusted scrubs is the St. Ives Fresh Skin Facial Scrub Exfoliating Apricot (Available at well.ca). It’s made from natural ingredients and is easy on the wallet too.
Microdermabrasion helps unclog pores and stimulates circulation. It often works as well as a salon facial. Let’s face it, sometimes there is just no time to visit the salon. These pads or creams give an instant pick me up and help remove toxins from the skin. Why not try Earth Science Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque (Available at well.ca). It’s great for spot treatments, especially for acne and blemishes.
3. Facial Serum
Serums help hydrate dry skin in winter and fall and are a great addition to the night-time routine. Regular application reduces dryness, flakiness and even smoothen wrinkles – Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum (Available at www.vichy.ca ). I used it when I had an itchy patch on my face, and it was extremely hydrating and helped remove the flaky patch.
One of the more natural choices for a multi-purpose beauty product is the MYCHELLE DERMACEUTICALS Advanced Argan Oil (Available at Shoppers Drug Mart).
It’s chock-full of fatty acids and vitamin E, which nourish and hydrate the skin to make it plumper and wrinkle free.
4. Deep conditioning cream
These are excellent in combating stress and sleepless nights. Biotherm Aquasource Night Spa and Clarins Multi-Active Night – For Normal To Combination Skin Types minimize fine lines and enhance hydration and radiance. They are available at www.hudsonbay.ca. Both these creams come heavily recommended and are suitable for all skin types. The best part about these creams is that they work while you are sleeping, so you wake up to noticeably dewy skin.
5. Hydrating Masks
Our skin goes through a lot during the day and one of the best ways to rejuvenate tired and listless skin is to luxuriate it in a hydrating mask. One of the most highly rated masks available is Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst (Available at Sephora).
Adding these products to the night time routine will ward off tired and limp skin and you will be rewarded with luminous skin.
Now all you to do is to say thank you for all the compliments that you will get on how your skin is just glowing!