The importance of having a skincare routine has taken the world by storm, and rightfully so. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and its first line of defense against hazardous foreign chemicals. So, taking care of it is understandably one of the first steps in taking care of your whole being. This is why the internet has been flooded with thousands of skincare routine suggestions and product recommendations.
This is where we come in. This time, you’ll not be focusing on confusing yourself with more ways you can apply your toner. Today, you’ll be reading about the five ways you can elevate your pre-bedtime skincare experience.
Disclaimer: This article will not be focusing on which product would be best to use on your skin and how you can best apply them. After all, skincare is more than just about the skin. It can also do wonders for your mental and emotional health.
Get yourself some fresh sheets and pillowcases.
If you’re more than willing to spend hundreds of dollars on your beauty products, then spending a bit more on laundry is not going to hurt.
Your face will 100% be in contact with your pillowcases and sheets. And unless you’re sure no oil, dirt, or bacteria touch these things, changing them regularly will help keep breakouts away. Plus, there’s nothing more relaxing than smelling fresh sheets and feeling clean cloth against your skin after a long and tiring day.
Vibe with your comfort tunes.
Having your “me time” becomes more soothing with a little beat. As you probably already know, stress is bad for your skin. Stress makes your body create hormones like cortisol, which sends signals back to your body to make more oil. And oily skin results in acne and other unhealthy conditions. It’s a cycle of stress.
Listening to your sweet, sweet jam takes care of this. Music that you enjoy helps produce feel-good hormones. And as they say, you feel good, you look good. And most importantly, having your own background music as you apply your makeup cleanser can give you the “main character vibe” that you deserve.
Get comfy in your bedroom.
You can have more consistent skincare habits by ensuring your comfort during the activity. You’ll be able to continuously do it no matter how tiring your day gets if it feels less of a task and more of a treat. If it becomes an overall relaxing experience, you’d be sure to look forward to it, day in and day out.
And one of the best ways to do that is by investing in your bedroom furniture. It can be a glamorous chaise lounge, a chic bedside cotton stool, or an ultra-soft and fashionable headboard you can lean on. You can easily get bedroom furniture online and at lower prices, too. The idea is to have a piece of comfortable furniture that you can link to your routine to make it extra. Just like you.
Cool off with an ice massage.
Rinsing your face is a must, right? Before you put on your facial creams and beauty masks, you’d spend a few minutes washing your face because you are an outstanding member of this society. (Good job!) But what if you can make that experience even more refreshing and relaxing with less than five extra minutes?
Facial icing has been known to lessen the swelling and ease the pain caused by acne. There are also studies reporting how it can speed up soft tissue healing. Now, add those three to the effects of the facial massage that you’ve been longing for, and you get another opportunity to treat yourself right before you sleep.
Just make sure that you wash your face before doing this to ensure that you’re not pushing dirt inside your pores instead. It’s also ideal to have a separate ice tray dedicated to sanitary purposes. And no matter what you see on the internet, do not use frozen steak on your face! Don’t listen to those barbarians!
Cap the night off with a pleasant drink.
This is fairly simple. Proper hydration is an essential part of keeping your skin healthy. Drinking water helps flush toxins in your body. It helps in maintaining a healthy pH balance in your skin. And it helps promote your skin’s elasticity.
Drinking a glass of warm water before going to bed can help with your digestion. Drinking a glass of cold water can help cool down your body and put you to sleep much faster. Either way, you’ll be taking care of not only your skin but your whole body with even half a glass.
But keep in mind that too much water consumption before going to bed can lead to nocturia. So maybe don’t down a gallon before you sleep.
Always remember that skincare is not just about the skin. It can be an overall experience that can help improve your physical and mental health.