End of Day Face Care Steps You Shouldn’t Skip

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You’ve just finished ”one of those days” and can’t wait to snuggle into bed. So it’s ever so tempting to skip a few of those end of day face care steps. Don’t do it!

Here’s some of most important things you can do to keep your skin looking young, minimize wrinkles, and not break your beauty budget in the process.

Remove The Makeup – All of It

Remember when you were a kid? The only thing to do at the end of the day was brush your teeth (because your mom told you to). News flash: those days are long gone and never to return. So that makeup you put on in the morning has to come off at the end of the day. Your skin needs a break, and some nourishment, to maintain its healthy look.

There are countless routines for facial cleansing. I mean, countless, as of this writing googling that will return 5,680,000 results! Everyone has their own idea of what you should do to take care of that face you see in the mirror every morning. But it all begins with removing the makeup. So start with reusable makeup remover pads. Remove ALL the makeup, even the eyeliner. Let your skin breathe!

Apply a Good Quality Facial Cream

Once the makeup is completely off, the pundits and gurus have endless suggestions on toners, firmers, lotions, and potions. Choose a specific product and routine that works for you and feels right on your face. What’s most important is to help your skin regain it’s moisture.

Throughout the day, your face has been exposed to the sun’s rays, wind, various kinds of air pollution, and more. While you’ve removed the makeup that’s been at least a little protection from all that, it’s time to put back some moisture that helps keep the skin youthful and minimize wrinkles. You may want to select a specialized lotion for problem areas, such as under and around the eyes, or around the mouth, that are especially prone to wrinkles.

Bonus: Watch Your Sleep Position!

When your face care routine is complete, you don’t get to just place your face on a shelf for the night. It goes to bed with you. According to some dermatologists and plastic surgeons, your sleep position matters a great deal. They recommend sleeping on your back. That lets gravity pull your face back, and avoids the smooshing that happens when you lay on your side or stomach.