Simple Night Time Skin Care Routine
By now, you're well aware of the benefits and necessity of a good night sleep for your overall health and wellbeing.
The effects of poor sleep in relation to your skin are numerous - ageing faster, lack of recovery from environmental stressors and less satisfaction with your overall skin quality.
A good night beauty sleep allows your skin to repair itself – increasing blood flow, rebuilding of collagen and relaxation of your facial muscles. Not sleeping well increases your cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Poor sleep can give you a sullen, dull complexion and puffy, tired Panda eyes. Stress can mess with your protective outer skin layer and cause inflammation and breakouts.
The end of the day is your time to relax and reset so I’ve created a quick and easy routine, that will get your skin glowing while you rest. Between 11pm and midnight is when cell mitosis (cell division) that repairs and renews the skin happens. This is the time when cells can benefit from nutrients and their age-defying benefits and your skin is more receptive to certain products. All the more reason to call it a night.
NIGHT TIME SKIN CARE RITUAL
1 . CLEANSE
Cleansing your skin at the end of the day is arguably more important than in the morning. A gentle cleanser natural soap will remover dirt, oil, makeup and impurities that adhere to your skin throughout the day. By removing impurities, you eradicate any chance of pore-clogging irritants that can damage your skin.
Each cleanser is pH balanced and formulated for specific skin concerns. If you wear sunscreen be sure to double cleanse as this will completely remove any lingering build-up. When washing with your cleanser soap make sure you include your neck and décolletage.
Use this time to give yourself a facial massage and treat your skin with love and care. When removing your cleanser use warm water and a soft flannel. If you have acne, use a fresh flannel every time you cleanse. Remember – no harsh rubbing or tugging.
2 . FACIAL TONER
Over the year’s toners have had a bad rap, hence why we refer to this product as a facial mist. So, are they just part of some marketing jargon to make you add another step?
Toners of the distant past used to contain harsh, irritating and drying astringents that were mostly alcohol based. Our facial toner is based on plant hydrosols that balance your skin after cleansing as well as soften, pre-moisturise and assist with the penetration of additional ingredients.
For all skin type skin use the NEROLI TONER
A common misconception for oily-acne prone skin is that it doesn’t require moisture or hydration, because your skin is already oily. Our Orange Blossom toner also helps to balance and tone inflamed skin. It works on soothing and clarifying without stripping or irritating the skin.
Our facial toner can be drop into clean hands and gently patted onto your face. It helps to remove any further residual build up on the skin surface.
3 . ELIXIR SERUM
This step is about delivering deeply penetrating and active ingredients that target specific concerns.
A few drops of the Myrrh serum is your perfect night time companion if you want to boost skin radiance and amplify age-defying results. Vitamin A helps promote cell turnover, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases elasticity, firmness and tones your skin. The Myrrh essenstial oil helps kill harmful bacteria, parasites, and other microbes, help heal skin sores, and ease pain and swelling. It facilitates the fading of unwanted blemishes on the skin, soothes itchiness, and reduces symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments. The Jojoba oil has an amazing moisturizing abilities due to the similarities of structure with the natural sebum of our skin. Helps other oils to absorb deeper into the skin. The Almond oil has been used for centuries to treat dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. The oil's fatty acid content may help dissolve excess oil on the skin. It also helps reverse sun damage. You’ll awaken to a replenished complexion with all the hard work being carried out while you get your beauty sleep.
4 . HYDRATE & PROTECT
Hydration is everything and the layering of products allows your moisturiser to reach its fullest potential. This step seals in the ingredients you’ve applied up to this point, plus adds nourishment and provides a protective layer.
A go to staple for your skin and is our facial oils. They contain a curated blend of superfood oils that sink deeply into the skin generating cellular renewal and assist with calming and balancing the skin. They are rich in vitamins and work to reinforce the skin's natural lipid barrier.
The versatile properties of these oils also mean that they can be used with all other serum and moisturisers for additional hydration, restorative nutrients and age-defying benefits. A few drops is all you need.
If your skin is prone to dryness, use ROSEHIP - NEROLI oil.
If your skin is prone to oiliness, use YLANG YLANG - JOJOBA oil.
If your skin is sensitive, mixte or normal, use ROSE - COCO oil.
TIP : It’s best not to apply heavy duty creams at night as your skin is detoxifying and rebalancing. A few drops of oil should suffice for additional hydration and to lock in nutrients. Oil can be a multipurpose treatment, so you don’t have to stop at your face. Gently sweep it on your décolletage and hands.
IN ADDITION TO YOUR NIGHT TIME RITUAL
Keep a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon on your night table. If you wake up, take a few sips to hydrate.
Sleep position is important - keep your head elevated so that excess fluid can drain from your face.
Train yourself to sleep on your back and use a silk, satin or copper oxide pillowcase.
Sleeping on rough surfaces and on your side or stomach can irritate your skin, compress your face causing wrinkles and creases.
If you’re looking for more skin care advice, feel free to ask a question or use our chat online.
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