Do you do your evening exercise right before you go to bed? We discussed with the expert what else you are doing wrong, going into the arms of Morpheus.

Night shift: 6 critical mistakes you make using beauty products before bed

1. Skip your beauty products at night

The theory that our skin should rest at night originated in Japan 10 years ago. However, most modern dermatologists categorically disagree with her. Beauty fasting or skin fasting sounds like a cool trend, but sticking to it can play a trick on you (as well as uncompromisingly following any other radical method). Proper night care makes it possible to accelerate the resolution of any skin problems from dryness and reactivity to acne, and it would be strange to refuse such an opportunity. Moreover, studies show that And It is at night, while we are resting, that the active ingredients of cosmetics are better absorbed.

And one more argument in favor of evening exercise is the use of photosensitizing agents. Any serums and creams with retinol are recommended to be applied exclusively at night. However, we will dwell on the useful composition of night funds a little lower.

No desire to use multi-stage care? After cleansing the skin, as an express option, it can be recommended to use night masks (sleeping packs) with a rich and active composition. They are applied at bedtime and washed off in the morning.

2. Apply cream at the last moment

When do you usually remember your evening beauty routine? When your eyes close, the book falls out of your hands, and you rush to wash your face, brush your teeth, go to bed? meanwhile, Night cream is always best applied about 30 minutes or even an hour before bedtime. Only in this way will he have time to absorb, otherwise all the most useful will go to the pillowcase. Also, only after the funds are completely absorbed, you will be insured against creating a “greenhouse effect” when your skin comes into contact with a pillow or blanket. By the way, this is especially important if you wear a sleep mask. Warming unabsorbed cream, it will create an ideal springboard for bacteria to multiply.

3. You go to bed late

Our whole life is subject to biorhythms. Recovery processes in the skin start at 22-23 pm. At midnight is the peak of renewal. Cellular mitosis (the process of cell division) is especially intense during this time period.

Did you go to bed after midnight? Deprived myself of the opportunity for a full recovery. By the way, you yourself have probably noticed more than once that the skin after a good sleep really shines with beauty! And one sleepless night at the age of 40 can turn into not only dark circles under the eyes, but also a more pronounced manifestation of wrinkles, sagging corners of the lips. The situation will be corrected only by an urgent lymphatic drainage massage, but even then only if such a nuisance happened once and does not tend to recur.

4. Do you use hyaluronic acid at night?

The ability of one molecule of hyaluronic acid to attract up to 1000 water molecules is no joke. Some moisturizers (especially those used around the eyes) can cause puffiness in the morning. Therefore, it is better not to use cosmetics with a high content of hyaluronic acid at night, but to transfer them to the time of the morning exercise.

5. Use the same cream day and night

There is nothing to worry about if the cream does not contain SPF filters. At night, they are simply not needed, and cosmetics with SPF often create a strong occlusion that can cause acne.

Also, the matting option is not always necessary, especially if you have not very oily skin.

6. You wash your face only if you applied make-up

Even if you haven't put on makeup, you still need to cleanse your skin. Just imagine how many times you grabbed your face with your hands, and how dust and dirt settled on it, which is enough both in megacities and outside the city! And, finally, our skin constantly releases fat, which gradually begins to “deteriorate”, become a source of free radicals and provoke the aging process. All this must be washed away.

Do not forget that if you applied decorative cosmetics or sunscreen, then you need to cleanse your skin in two stages. First, you can use micellar water or hydrophilic oil, and then a gel or foam cleanser. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to cleanse the skin in one step, even if the manufacturer generously pours promises on the packaging in the spirit: "removes persistent makeup."

What interesting components can be found in a night cream or serum?

  • Melatonin is not only a sleep hormone, but also an excellent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory activity and anti-aging properties. Perfectly neutralizes damage caused by ultraviolet radiation during the day - prevents photoaging.
  • Chronogen is a peptide that is credited with the ability to resynchronize the circadian rhythms of skin cells. At the same time, the protective mechanisms of cells are activated during the day, and their regeneration is activated at night.
  • Retinol (Vitamin A) is an antioxidant that helps skin fight the signs of aging. It can only be used in night creams.
  • Argireline is a muscle relaxant peptide with botox action. Helps to make the skin of the face more elastic, eliminates small wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones. The result is noticeable in about a month.
  • Niacinamide (vitamin B3). Increases the synthesis of fatty acids and ceramides in the epidermis, restoring the hydrolipidic mantle, reducing irritation, making the skin less sensitive.
  • Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble form of vitamin C, powerful antioxidant, brightens the skin and stimulates collagen synthesis. AND Because of the high irritant ability, it is better to use at night.