We've all been there when we are tired and find ourselves with lack of sleep... however there are many natural skin care faux pas that everyone is guilty of making, such as not exfoliating regularly enough and not moisturising as regularly as you should. However, it’s safe to say the one essential step in your natural skin care routine that is a must is removing your make up before you go to bed.
Your body and skin uses the sleeping hours doing everything it can to repair any damage – however minor – the previous day may have created. This includes things like flushing out toxins from your skin and regenerating any loss of collagen. Both of these examples are pretty essential to maintaining healthy skin, yet by leaving your make-up on before you go to bed, you’re making it almost impossible for your body to do a good job at repairing any facial skin damage as your make-up works like a mask that stops anything getting in (like oxygen) and anything getting out (like toxins).
Wearing make-up to bed clogs your pores leaving you with, at the very least dull facial skin, and at the very worst inflamed spots and blackheads. Then the vicious circle continues as whilst your body should be concentrating on keeping your skin healthy, instead it then has to focus on dealing with the newly inflamed or clogged pores.
We all have days where we’re so incredibly tired that we can’t possibly consider doing anything more than resting and watching a great movie, however if you want healthy skin, make sure you allow at least a couple of minutes before bed for your natural skin care regime of cleanse, tone and moisturise.
Skin needs a healthy diet and regular attention and care to stay healthy, just like every other organ you have. This means making some time for it on a daily basis. Your skin will love you for it!
Vicky and the team xx