How to Care for your Skin while Sleeping
No, this is not about the sweet chemistry between Lee Jong Suk and Suzy, but about how to get clear skin like them!
The new semester has just begun. And as usual, the one thing that suffers the most (apart from grades) is our skin. In the midst of stressing about the gazillion assignments and readings due, we tend to forget about our biggest organ.
So, here are 4 quick steps to care for your skin even when you are asleep!
Disclaimer: Steps 1 to 3 should be carried out before you actually go to sleep so that your skin can absorb all the goodness while you are asleep.
STEP ONE: CLEANSER
The importance of cleansing your face before sleep can never be emphasised enough. Throughout the day, our skin is exposed to so much pollution and we do not want to take em’ to bed.
Pro Tip #1: Try to opt for an organic facial cleanser to avoid the toxic chemicals that does real damage to the skin overtime. Some of the chemicals to watch out for would be Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate.
STEP TWO: TONER
While you may skip this step if you are too tired, applying toner is an effective way to tackle skin pigmentation and acne scars. As the name suggest, it helps to tone your skin tone.
Pro Tip #2: You can easily DIY a simple toner using products in your kitchen. Google it and save some bucks!
STEP THREE: MOSTURISER
Now, this is a step you should never skip. Our skin gets dehydrated a lot during night sleep and moisturising helps to retain the skin’s moisture by keeping it hydrated. Focus on the under-eye area when applying moisturiser to prevent crows feet. Remember not to pull on your under-eye because it will loosen the elasticity and you will be more prone to form wrinkles. Simply dab around the eye area and gently glide around your orbital bone.
Pro Tip #3: Natural moisturisers such as raw unrefined Shea Butter or Aloe Vera gel are great substitutes to the chemical-infused ones.
Step 4: This is the most important step of all. You need to get adequate sleep.
And with that, I wish you a good sleep, great skin and awesome semester ahead!