Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and a beneficial yet simple skincare routine can lend to both. Although many people in the Dallas area seek professional help for their cosmetic concerns, it’s wise to add at-home routines to your treatments, especially before bed.
Especially during these stressful and uncertain times, whether you’re working from home or returning to the office, it’s more critical to engage in a healthy skincare regimen that helps preserve your skin’s health and beauty.
Here are some tips from the staff at Bryan S. Armijo, MD. that we hope you will find helpful:
1. Always Cleanse Your Skin Before Bed
Your day has been busy, whether you stayed indoors or ran around outside. Dirt, oil, grime, sweat, free radicals from pollution in the air, and not to mention makeup, have accumulated on your skin throughout the day. That’s why it’s so important to cleanse your face before bed. Take two minutes each night to wash your face with a gentle face cleanser and lukewarm water to avoid irritation and blemishes.
2. Start Using a Toner Before Bed
It may not seem like it, but toner is an essential part of your skincare routine. It removes any residual debris from the skin and helps balance the skin’s natural PH. Essential for brightening the skin, this also protects against blemishes and helps improve the skin’s overall tone and texture. When the skin’s PH balance is off, it can result in dry, sensitive, rough, and clogged skin.
3. Don’t Forget To Moisturize
Moisturizer helps to supper the skin’s surface, provide natural volume, and protect against premature signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. An evening moisturizer or night cream should be slightly heavier than your day cream for added repair and moisture while you sleep.
4. Add A Treatment Serum
You’ll want to tailor your skincare routine with substances your skin craves. Pick a serum with potent ingredients such as Vitamin C for brightening, hyaluronic acid for added hydration, retinol for resurfacing, or glycolic acid for exfoliation and tightening pores. Layer this on with your moisturizer at night before you go to sleep.
5. Lips Need Love Too
Don’t forget your lips. Nurture them with a gentle exfoliating sugar scrub and slather on your favorite lip balm to nourish them overnight.
6. Drink Plenty of Water
A couple of glasses of H2O before bed can help hydrate all of your organs, especially your skin. It also flushes out toxins, promotes healing, and keeps the body healthy.
7. Change Out Your Pillowcase
You’ve just cleansed, treated, and hydrated your skin. The last thing you’ll want to do is contaminate your face with something dirty. Our pillowcases can become covered in dirt and debris that our skin sheds overnight. Be sure to wash or change your pillowcase at least twice a week.
8. Get Plenty of Rest
A good night of rest can improve your overall health, not just your skin. When we sleep, it’s when our body and mind heal. Be sure to get a full eight hours of sound sleep and wake up refreshed.
9. Try Not To Stress
Before you go to sleep, try not to stress about the day ahead. Meditate, write, read, or listen to the sound of rain to help calm your mind, anything without a computer screen. The constant glare can affect your eyes and contribute to puffiness the next day.
10. Elevate Your Head While You Sleep
While this may seem like odd advice, by keeping your head level with your heart, you can reduce fluid buildup and retention around the eyes.
Additional SkinCare Help in Dallas, TX
If you would like to learn more about skincare treatments, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo can help. Dr. Armijo is an expert in skincare as well as cosmetic procedures of the breast, body, and face. Call our office at (214) 540-1434 or contact us through our website to schedule a consultation today!