Wash your face at night, to remove any makeup residue that may be left, and first thing in the morning, to clean up any excess oil
Imagine what it would be like to wake up to flawless, gorgeous looking skin every day; wouldn’t that be great! We can’t give you the ingredients for a potion that will change your skin overnight, but we can give you some tips that will help your skin, to look its best first thing in the morning.
At night, your skin gets a chance to repair itself and you can help it do that. You can also do a lot of things to stop making your skin worse overnight too.
If you want to see fabulous looking skin in the mornings, follow these ten tips on how to wake up with glowing skin.
1. Remove all that makeup!
Yes, we know you have heard it before, but do you always remove all your makeup before you go to bed? Sleeping with makeup on your face will clog up your pores and it will cause acne and blemishes. You can’t even think of waking up to glowing skin, if you went to bed with your makeup still on.
2. Exfoliate regularly
Regular exfoliation is one of the keys to glowing clear skin; it removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and it will help to keep the pores in your skin clear. How often you exfoliate will depend on your own skin type, but usually, three times a week will be enough. Exfoliating your skin should make it feel soft and smooth, not sore. If your skin starts to get red and sore, you are exfoliating too much.
3. Wash your face both in the morning and at night
According to one survey, only around fifty percent of women actually wash their face often enough. Wash your face at night, to remove any makeup residue that may be left, and first thing in the morning, to clean up any excess oil and sweat that may have accumulated on your skin overnight. This regular routine will help you wake up with fresh and clear skin every morning.
4. Drink a glass of water before you go to bed
You do get dehydrated when you sleep, and that can show on your skin. Drink a glass of water before you go to bed and that will help keep you hydrated through the night. Proper hydration is more important for healthy looking, glowing skin than you might think. If you do become dehydrated, one of the very first things you will notice is that your skin loses some of its colour and life.
5. Use a humidifier
If dry skin is a problem for you, try using a humidifier in your bedroom. The air in your home can get dried out by the heating in the winter, and the air conditioning in the summer, but if you use a humidifier, it will put some of that moisture back into the air and you will find that you will sleep better and, when you wake up, your skin won’t be so dry.
6. Try using night oil
For really radiant skin, try using night oil on your skin a few times a week. You only need a drop or two applied to your skin before you go to bed, and the oil will penetrate deep into your skin overnight and nourish and hydrate your skin beautifully.
7. Use a moisturiser every night
If you use nothing else on your skin at all, you must use a moisturiser every night, if you want to wake up with glowing skin. Select a high quality moisturiser that has been formulated for your skin type and, using about half a teaspoon, gently massage the moisturiser into the face and neck and then leave it on overnight.
8. Use an overnight face mask a few times a week
Once, or twice a week, you can skip your regular skin scare routine and replace it with a deep penetrating overnight face mask. When you sleep at night, your skin goes through a phase of cellular repair, so it is more receptive to the ingredients that are in an overnight mask. Just thoroughly cleanse your face first and then slather on the face mask and you will wake up with wonderfully soft and hydrated skin.
9. Go to bed earlier
This is another one of those pieces of advice that you might have read a million times before, but you really do need your beauty sleep. Get your eight hours of sleep every night and your skin won’t look so dull and tired. It will also give more time for your moisturiser, face mask, or oil, to do their job properly.
10. Try to sleep on your back
Sleeping on your back will help stop your face creasing up and rubbing on your pillow, which will prevent redness in the mornings and it could also help stop lines and wrinkles forming. You should also change your pillow cases regularly, to stop there being a build-up of grease and bacteria on them.