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Watch out! These night-time habits are affecting your skin

While there are many skincare commandments out there, none tells you about the things you should not be doing.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 14, 2019 3:25:11 pm
skincare, night habits, indian express, indian express news Feeling like indulging in little skincare cheats every night? Time for you to stop. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

Your skin is dear to you, and you want to wake up with a glow on your face. But, are you doing anything about it? While there are so many skincare commandments out there, none really tells you about the things that you should not be doing. And, if you have been indulging in little skincare cheats every night — thinking it will not really harm you in the long run — it is time for you to stop. Read on.

Washing your face, not

When you step inside after a long day at work, having collected dirt and dust from outside, you absolutely cannot skip thoroughly washing your face with a mild cleanser. Some people make the gross mistake of hitting the bed without washing the face. Even if you are makeup-free, cleaning is important, otherwise the dirt can clog your pores and cause acne.

Sleeping less

The need to clock in sufficient hours has been widely discussed. The thing about ‘beauty sleep’ is that it is a real thing. When you do not sleep for at least seven hours, you give your skin less time to repair itself after a stressful day. Just like other organs, the skin needs to reboot, too. If you do not allow yourself this time, you expose your skin to premature aging.

Not changing bed/pillow covers

You cannot keep sleeping on the same pillow covers forever. You need to change them every few days, especially if you have a sensitive skin and are acne-prone. A healthy skin is directly linked to a hygienic environment, one that is free of bacteria and germs.

skincare, night habits, indian express, indian express news Dermatologists insist on removing every trace of makeup. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

Sleeping with makeup 

You had a long day, and now that you are back home, you feel too lazy to wash away the makeup. So, you go to bed as is. Do not do this blunder. This is one of the most common mistakes that leads to sudden acne eruption. Dermatologists insist on removing every trace of makeup before you call it a day.

Not using a night cream/moisturizer

Your skin needs its fodder to keep its youth. A night cream/moisturizer works as a fodder. It keeps the skin tight, glowing and healthy. Do not worry if you have oily skin, because regardless of the skin type and weather, there are many varieties of moisturizers available in the market. Choose one that serves you and apply generously every night before bed.

Over cleaning

Excess of anything is bad. When you clean the skin way too much, you damage its natural properties and glow. Experts say that over-cleaning also makes you lose the moisture, making the skin break. Do not rub your face as if you are battling it. Always be gentle.

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