It’s no secret that we look to our dermatologists to tell us how to best care for our skin — they’re the experts, after all. But we often pay more attention to daytime rituals than the simpler, bare-basics ways of prepping for bed. Here are some of those tried-and-true nighttime routines to check off your must-dos, straight from the experts:
Top Nighttime Routines From Dermatologists
#1 Wipe it Off
One of your top nighttime routines should be to gently wipe away mascara, foundation and all other makeup even before you wash your face. This will help ensure your face is squeaky clean by the time you’re done scrubbing.
#2 Scrub it Off
Any dermatologist will tell you that washing your face before you hit the pillow at night is essential. Take off the day’s makeup, pollutants and excess oils produced since morning. A few times a week, add an exfoliating component to make sure your pores are as clean as they can be.
#3 Layer it On
Moisturizers and anti-aging hydrating products are an important component in an evening regimen. Also to consider: a collagen-builder to work wonders overnight. Don’t forget the eye cream, made specifically for delicate skin surrounding your peepers.
#4 Sleep Away
Although each person’s sleep needs are different, most professionals agree that anything between six and eight hours are ideal for your body — and skin — to get a good rest. Make sure you prep before you go to bed by decompressing from your day — with anything from meditation to chamomile tea to a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pulse points — to help you relax and get a good night’s sleep. One final tip: get rid of any flashing or pulsating lights in the bedroom — like those of a cellphone going off — so that they don’t interfere with your rest.
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