night-time-beauty-routinesAfter enduring makeup, weather, and pollution all day, your body needs tender loving care overnight. It is worth it to take a few minutes to follow a nighttime regime. Here are a few overnight tips.

1. Wash your face. Do not go to bed until you have washed your make up off of your face. If you leave it on, your makeup grinds into your skin and can cause breakouts and can stretch your pores.

2. Boost Collagen. As you get older your skin makes less collagen, which helps keep your skin firm. To stimulate collagen production, apply Vitamin A on your face. A formulation that has retinoid in it can also help lighten brown spots. Also, apply directly to brown spots on hands and arms.

3. Foot care. A few times a week, rub your heels and toes with lotion containing 12% lactic acid which helps with dry skin. Top that off with a heavier cream, one with shea butter. Then put on socks before you go to bed. You will wake up with soft smooth feet.

4. Cuticles and Soft hands. Use heavy duty hand cream at night. Slather on your hands and cuticles before going to bed.

5. Moisturize. If you have dry skin, use a humidifier. Turn one on before you go to sleep. It fills the air with moisture, which will help hydrate your skin. Be sure you drink enough water too.

6. Spot treatment. Use a purifying mask to target acne and rosacea pimples and leave it on overnight. The extended skin contact brings better results to your face. Be sure to read instructions before leaving on overnight.

7. Hair. Your hair contains oils and dirt that can get on your face and pillowcase and can cause breakouts. Braid it or pin it up to keep it off of your face. Change your pillowcase every other night if possible.

8. Exfoliate. While you are sleeping, your skin is working hard to repair itself. Nighttime is the best time to apply and leave on exfoliators to give your face time to absorb and correct daily damage.

9. Sleep. Get at least eight hours of sleep at night. Lack of sleep can really impact the way you look. Sleep can reduce dark circles as well. Lack of sleep compromises your body’s circulatory system. Sleep will help repair damage.