Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bedtime Beauty | Try this before bed to wake up to glowy skin.

I'm in the process of overhauling my entire night time routine.  If I were perfectly honest, I really don't have much of a routine in place.  That's a huge mistake because evenings are the perfect opportunity to really focus on our self-care rituals.

So much goes on while we sleep that anything we do prior to bed seems to amplify our results.  We already know to remove our makeup and that sort of stuff.  But I recently learned of another beauty ritual that we should all consider doing at night.

Typically, I reserve my sheet masks for lazy Sunday afternoons.  Or maybe as par of the occasional pre-night out ritual.  I've always wanted to be one of those people who wore sheet masks more often.  But I couldn't seem to fit masking into my normal routine.

But then I learned a secret that most sheet mask enthusiasts had kept hidden from us novices.

It turns out quite a few skin care addicts choose to mask at night prior to bed.  If you've ever used a high quality mask before, you know that many are oversaturated with product.  Much of that product is transferred onto the skin.   Although we try our best to rub as much of it in as possible, sometimes there's too much product left behind.  We might even be tempted to cleanse/tone again to remove the excess so our faces aren't as shiny.

But, if we masked at the right time of day, all of that extra nourishment will be put to good use.  Aside from the skin benefits, the act of wearing a sheet mask always feels a bit therapeutic.  This makes masking the perfect "me time" activity after a long, stressful day.  While the mask is on, take a moment to write in a journal or jot down some high priority tasks to complete the following day.  I like to use one of these nifty sheet mask covers so I can stay mobile while pampering my skin.

 Ideally, we want our skin to drink it up and not just it on the surface. If you take it one step further and exfoliate prior to applying the mask, you're priming the skin to fully absorb the active ingredients and moisture.   Applying product on the skin at night has a magical quality. Somehow you seem to wake up with the most amazing glow.  Imagine how much healthier your skin could look if this became a regular part of your routine?  I've read several accounts of those who mask regularly at night and most boast about the cumulative effect of masking at night at least once a week.

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