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5 Tips for Prepping Your Skin for Bed

Left and right, we have beauty gurus telling us about their nighttime skincare routine. Often, these routines contain umpteen steps, which may lead you to believe that skincare is inherently complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that difficult! To make it simple for everyone, we have compiled five tips on how to prep your skin for bed.

Step 1: Double Cleanse Your Face

By double cleansing your face, you ensure that all of your makeup and other impurities from the day are washed away before you continue your nighttime skin routine. Your first cleanser should be oil-based so that it dissolves makeup and impurities… Many people even use a simple olive and jojoba oil mixture followed by a warm washcloth. Your second cleanse is a more traditional cleanser that removes any remaining oil and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.

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Step 2: Try An Overnight Oil

The Moonlit Midnight Shift Overnight Oil has a multitude of benefits for your skin. The lavender scent enhances melatonin’s sleepy effect while jojoba and sunflower oils deliver moisture and lock in hydration. Additionally, ginseng and papaya help with cell turnover, which refreshes your skin for the next day.

Step 3: Sip Lemon Water with Beef Gelatin

Lemon water contains numerous benefits for skin moisture and digestion. Drinking it hot can also aid in the process of falling asleep. The addition of Beef Gelatin helps to promote health, fitness and beauty benefits. Glycine, an amino acid found in Beef Gelatin, may also enhance sleep quality, which is majorly important for beauty (more on that later).

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Step 4: Use A Satin Pillowcase

Satin pillowcases, unlike cotton, do not retain moisture. Therefore, the nighttime products you use on your skin, and your skin’s natural moisture, won’t soak into the fabric. 

Step 5: Get Enough Sleep

The concept of “Beauty Sleep” is real. While you are asleep, your skin is hard at work healing itself. During your deepest sleep, your body produces growth hormones that help repair sun damage and everyday wear and tear. That is why it is so important to get enough rest!

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