5 Beauty Habits to Skin Repair Every Night

By Medically reviewed by Panel Perubatan Hello Doktor

Every day, our skin often touched by an external factor of harmful substances such as dust, harsh chemicals, ultraviolet rays and other environmental causes which affected the condition of skin’s surface. Over time it will cause constant changes and develop significant differences on the skin such as acne, scars, dull-looks, wrinkles and other damages and it will take more time to heal and vanishing the marks. Here are 5 beauty habits and tips on how to repair your skin on a daily basis before going to bed.

1. Get rid of your makeup

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When you are sleeping at night, your skin repair itself and the skin pores will open up as part of the process. But if the layer of your makeup such as mascara, foundation, highlighter and eyeshadow shrouded the skin, it will clog the pores and the natural process of repairing will be disturbed. This will result on the skin to have an uneven skin tone, spots and acne breakouts. By removing the makeup helps the skin to breathe and maintain its natural tone. Try to apply the double cleansing method by using non-toxic makeup remover to remove all the makeup leftovers follow with organic cleanser to do the deep-cleansing and helps the skin stay hydrated.

2. Apply the toner

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After you have done with makeup removing, proceed with applying toner on your skin. Toner helps to bring back the natural pH levels of the skin which makes the skin more resistant against the bacteria and micro-organisms. Toner is particularly important for those with oily and acne-prone skin. Apply a few drops of toner on the skin by using a cotton pad and swipe it on the entire face and neck area and let it dry. The best use of toner is an alcohol-free formula or with natural ingredients like pure rose water.

3. Turn on a humidifier

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A humidifier infuses the water with the air to moisturize the surroundings, helps to soothe the skin and prevent it from being dry, itchy and cracked. Low humidity levels have been found to infuriate symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other skin disease conditions. Air humidifier help to keep your skin hydrated and plump which is more resistant to irritants and allergens.

4. Selection of pillow material

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Satin and silk pillowcase is a fact that it helps to keep your skin healthy. Silk contains natural proteins and 18 essential amino acids which help to beautify the skin. Silk or satin pillowcase also prevent the ‘sleep line’ on the skin surface that often happens when you are sleeping on the cotton pillowcase as the fibres on the cotton pillowcase are rough both on skin and hair. You are also advised to keep changing the pillowcase regularly and it is not enough by only tossing the pillow into the wash. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), your pillowcases are swarmed by the dead skin cells and bacteria from the oils and impurities of the skin and it is not good if all the bad microorganisms could transfer to your skin from the pillowcases.

5. Pin your hair

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It is among the important way in order to keep the beauty of the skin by pinning your hair before bedtime. Your hair literally contains oils, dirt and dead skin cells which can transfer directly on your face and pillowcases. All oils and dead skin cells will cause the pimples and acne breakout faster and easier. Pin up your hair not only give benefits to the skin surface but also helps your hair from knots and tangles at the time when you wake up.

To keep the beauty of the skin surface is not really a hard task. Just patiently and constantly do the routine and make sure all the things mentioned above are taken into account before bedtime and the result surely makes you smile.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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