When it comes to skincare, even scientific studies prove that sleep is important to have good skin. You must have heard about beauty sleep to have healthy and glowing skin.
When you sleep, your stress hormone level falls and your skin rejuvenates during the night. But, have you ever wondered you might be hurting your skin with common bedtime mistakes without even realizing it?
If you are following a strict skincare routine and having a proper diet and still not getting the skin that you want, then it’s high time you need to look closer at your sleeping habits. Your sleeping habits play a vital role in maintaining healthy and clear skin.
So this time let’s dive into some common bedtime mistakes that might be ruining your skin!
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Bedtime Mistakes to Avoid
Sleeping With Makeup On
The number one bedtime mistake that most of you may be doing is not washing your makeup completely before going to bed. Even though you don’t wear makeup you are highly recommended to wash your face at night time because your skin goes through a repairing and rebuilding phase during night time and debris such as smoke, dust, and makeup products can clog your pores which leads to breakouts and other skin problems.
Cleansing your face is not enough for a PM skincare routine. Moisturizer is a must-have product for every skin type and should be used twice a day after cleansing your face. Skipping moisturizer or not moisturizing your face after cleansing is considered the major bedtime mistake that most of us do. Moisturizer helps various skin types to deal with various skin conditions. So, always use moisturizer according to your skin type and conditions o have a smooth and healthy skin.
Skimping On Sleep
Beauty Sleep is called beauty sleep for a good reason! Your skin needs at least 7 to 8 hours to repair itself. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep can lead to an ashy and dull complexion, more wrinkles, and dark circles. In addition to this, not getting enough sleep could also increase inflammation and stress hormones. So, take care of your sleep routine and avoid this bedtime mistake for healthy skin.
Not Choosing The Right Bedding Material
Having fancy bed sheets made with synthetic fibers might make your bed and room look attractive but those synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester are too harsh on your skin and not breathable. Consider using bedsheets and pillowcases made with silk, cotton, or satin fabrics because these fabrics allow the skin to glide smoothly over them which reduces breakouts and minimizes the risk of collagen and elastic fiber microtears.
Sleeping On Your Side or Stomach
According to scientific research, putting pressure on your face while sleeping can cause skin problems like wrinkle formation and loss of skin elasticity over time.
Skin Care specialists suggest that it is always best to sleep on your back because the more force is applied against your skin the higher the risk of microtears and collagen and elastin fiber breakdown. So, another bedtime mistake to take care of is to avoid putting too much pressure on the face as much as possible.
Not Changing Your Pillowcases Regularly
You all might be too lazy to change your pillowcases regularly, but this is one of the major mistakes that most of us may be making without even realizing it. Sleeping on the same pillowcase for longer days can create a real problem on your skin. The nasty stuff such as bacteria, sloughed-off skin, and sweat on the pillowcase that you use daily can worsen your skin conditions. So, try to change your pillowcase and bedsheets at least once a week.
Sleeping With Your Hair Down
According to some research, you need to tie your hair up while you are in bed unless you’ve washed them before bedtime. Else, the dirt and oils from your hair seep down onto your facial skin causing acne, and other skin problems.