Bedtime beauty hacks to look young
Quality sleep helps revitalise the body , mind and improves our mood. Sleep is key to feeling and looking youthful. Sleep does wonders to feel refreshed, protecting health, immune system to look gorgeous and rejuvenated
The wrinkles, dull complexion and fine lines on skin are formed due to innumerable array of things like harsh ultraviolet (UV) sunrays, dust ,air pollution and harsh chemicals which comes in contact with skin during day time .But Sleep is the most powerful rejuvenating treatment and you can reverse this by taking care of skin by good night's sleep .Sleep keeps young , slim and sexy by strengthening mental and physical health of an adult. Beauty sleep is not just a myth but helps to stay young by lowering stress levels ,preventing weight gain and strengthening the immune system.
The skin goes through a renewal process at night which helps to remain radiant ,smooth and youthful skin. While you sleep, the skin repairs itself but adopting a few simple ayurvedic beauty tips can improve your skin tone,reduce blemishes and give radiant glow and you can wake up with soft glowing skin ,bright eyes and shiny hair. A bedtime beauty care routine is of much importance, so that the skin is cleansed of make-up, pollutants, dirt and all the impurities that are deposited on it during the day. All the repair and restoration of the body take place when we sleep.
Night time care basically involves restoration and maintenance of the skin, as well as preparing it for the night. It involves thorough cleansing, including the removal of make-up, care of the area around eyes, nourishing and massage of the skin. If the skin is oily, or if there is acne, night care may also involve the application of products to control the condition.
Here are some dos and don'ts of night care:
Products for cleansing should be selected according to skin type and individual needs. For example, if the skin is dry, a hydrant cleansing gel should be used. For oily and combination skin, a cleansing lotion or light cleansing milk may be used. For acne, pimples or rashy skin, it is better to use a medicated cleanser. After cleansing, the skin should be wiped with a rose based skin tonic, using cotton wool.
If the skin is dry, nourish and massage it with a nourishing cream. Apply it on the face and massage it with outward and slightly upward movements. Wipe off excess cream with moist cotton wool before bedtime. Apply the cream on the neck too and massage it with both hands, starting from the chin and going downwards. The pressure should not be applied when bringing the hands back to the chin, but only as you massage downwards. This helps to delay formation of lines on the neck and also reduces double chins.
For all skin types, an under-eye cream should be applied around the eyes and wiped off with moist cotton wool after 15 minutes.
The hands may be massaged with hand cream, especially around the nails, so that the cuticle remains soft.
If there are acne/ pimples, apply medicated lotion on the eruptions and leave on overnight. If there are pimple marks, apply an anti-blemish cream only on the marks and leave it on overnight.
Don't use oily cleansers and nourishing / night creams if the skin is oily. Don't leave the cream around your eyes at night, while you sleep. It can lead to puffiness around the eyes.