There is truth to the term “beauty sleep”. Over the years, studies have continuously linked a proper amount of sleep in adults to healthier, stronger, smoother, more glowing skin.
On the contrary, a lack of sleep has been attributed to:
- Acne flare-ups
- Dark circles, puffiness, and eye bags
- Wrinkle formation
Proper sleep continues to be an important piece to an overall glowing, healthy, more radiant appearance. A nighttime skincare regimen and healthy turndown habits are also key to keeping skin beautiful for a longtime. If your patients are not getting enough rest, they’re more likely to skip over their nighttime skincare routine.
Remind your patients why a holistic approach to skin health is important to boosting their long-term results with any skincare product. Here are 7 nightly skincare tips to keep their skin looking and feeling radiant.
A Nightly Routine for Healthier Skin
- Proper face cleanse before bed every night
Yes, yes we know face cleansing, exfoliation, moisturizing, and toning are not the highlight of your night after living out a long day. However, a proper skin cleansing regimen before bed kills bacteria, clears dead skin cells, prevents clogged pores, and helps you avoid skin irritation.
- Pull your hair back
Not too tight, and not too loose. Pull your hair back at night to prevent the transfer of natural hair oils onto your face. These oils (while good for your hair) can clog your pores.
- Buy nice sheets and pillowcases
Spend a little more for silk, satin, or very soft, hypoallergenic pillowcases and sheets. Regular cotton slowly breaks down with every wash making the fabric more rough and scratchy over time.
- Change your sleep position
This one can be a little tricky, but if you are a stomach sleeper, you’re spending at least 8 hours a night with one side of your face on a pillow. This means your skin is getting a lack of oxygen, and there’s more potential for clogged pores. Try starting the night on your back or side instead, and then shift into a new sleeping position the second half of the night.
- Keep it cool
Invest in a great humidifier, and keep the temperature of your bedroom cooler at night. This helps keep you from sweating, and again, mitigates the risk of clogging pores. It also helps to sleep in cool, loose-fitting clothes.
Although you may have to get up in the middle of the night, drink plenty of water throughout the day and later in the evening.
- Avoid sugar & carbs at night
And, that includes wine and beer! A night cap can be nice, but don’t make a habit of it! Sugar and refined carbs do nothing good for your overall skin health.
An Oxygen Infusing Routine By Day and By Night
We believe in the power of oxygen to heal, repair, and restore the skin. Your skin craves oxygen 24-hours a day! That’s why we recommend using oxygen infusing treatments as part of your skincare routine. By day (once a month), see an ECHO2 provider for a 45-minute, oxygen infusing facial treatment that delivers pure oxygen back into the skin (along with skin essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes). Then at home, follow up with our daily Cell Fuel Age Delay Cream and nightly Damage Control Intensive Repair Cream. Both can be used in tandem with other skincare products.