The phrase “beauty sleep” is a real thing. Here, six ways to help your skin repair and regenerate itself while you slumber:
1. Start the day with the clean slate, end the day with a clean slate.
Before anything, take off every bit of dirt, makeup, and grime from your face. The best way to do this is to double cleanse: start with an oil-based cleanser to melt away makeup and then follow it up with a foaming cleanser.
Try: banila co. Clean It Zero cleansing balm, P 875/100mL; P1,250/160mL, Glorietta 4, Biore Foaming Facial Wash, price available upon request, Watsons
2. Add an essence.
One of the best-kept secrets of Korean women, essences are life-changing products that will leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed instantly. They’re packed with nutrients that will hydrate, nourish, and brighten your skin. They're also said to give you younger-looking skin with continued use.
Try: Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence Treatment, P2,450, SM Megamall
3. Get yourself a serum—your skin will love it.
Serums contain antioxidants which repair your skin from the damage it gets from sun exposure, lack of sleep, and other environmental factors. Most of all, they take slow down your skin’s aging process, so you’re left with supple and tighter skin.
Try: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex Serum II, P5,500/50mL, Rustan’s Makati
4. Don’t skip eye cream.
Because your under-eye area has very thin skin, it can show signs of stress, exhaustion and aging easily. Target eye bags with a potent overnight cream that will keep them firm and hydrated.
Try: Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 P2,850.00, Eastwood
Your skin loses its natural moisture at night, especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room. Dehydrated skin will not only make you look tired and haggard the morning after, it will also speed up your skin's aging process. So pack on the moisture, and get yourself a humidifier if your skin is dry AF.
Try: NUXE Crème Prodigieuse nuit – Anti-fatigue moisturizing night cream, P1,650, Rustan’s Shangri-La
6. Consider a facial oil.
Even if you have oily skin, consider adding a facial oil to your nightly routine to lock in more moisture. You’ll wake up with dewy, gorgeous, ganda-ko-lang today skin!
Try: Snoe Oil For All Pracaxi Oil The Miracle Oil, P899, Robinsons Pioneer
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