Your skin is exposed to a lot of elements throughout the day. There is the dust and pollution that it has to endure when you venture out and there is also always the ever-persistent sun that can do some serious damage to your skin. It is only during the night that your body and skin get the adequate rest that they need.
When you pamper or take good care of your skin right before you go to sleep, you take the first steps in having good, healthy skin for a long time. It does not matter how old or what gender you belong to. Everyone needs to take care of their skin to keep it young-looking and glowing for a long time.
Here are a few ways to pamper your skin before you hit the bed.
1. Remove makeup before you go to sleep
It is very important that you remove whatever makeup you are wearing before you go to sleep. Sometimes washing your face alone is not enough as you might use makeup that is water-resistant. Use a makeup remover to get rid of the chemicals in your skin. Take special care to remove any eye makeup that you might be wearing.
2. Use a scrub
You can either buy a facial scrub in a store or make one yourself, but you have you scrub your skin well before you go to sleep, as a good scrub takes away any remnants of makeup. It also removes the dirt from your face and the body and opens up the pores so your skin can breathe easily.
It is definitely time-consuming and many do it just on the face. But it is important to exfoliate the whole of your body as it is not only the face that is exposed. Exfoliate twice or thrice a week to remove the dead cells from your skin and make it glow. Skin also stays healthy when you rid it of the toxins.
4. Drink lots of water before you go to sleep
Water keeps your body and skin well hydrated. It also cleanses the body of toxins that get piled up with food and alcohol and other stuff throughout the day. A glass of water before you go to bed is more than enough.
5. Moisturize your skin
If you are staying in a place where the weather is dry, your skin too becomes dry and chaffed. Before it can create problems for you, you should moisturize it every night. You can use a moisturizer or apply oil throughout your body. If you are using oil try to use nonsticky oil so you do not mess up your sheets.
If you do not have the time or if you are feeling too lazy, the least you can do for your skin is to wash it thoroughly. Washing unclogs the pores and removes the dirt from your body. It also makes you feel fresher and helps you sleep better, especially if you soak yourself in warm water.