by rdh-admin on May 21, 2012.
|For most men, we sleep for about a third of the day. This means that approximately 33% of the day we’ve got nothing going on―and you say there aren’t enough hours in the day! While we may not be able to get that tax return filled out in our sleep, we can repair our skin while getting some shuteye. In fact, sleeping is perhaps the best time to repair your skin.|
|YOUR SKIN WORKS WHILE YOU SLEEP
When you’re asleep, your metabolic rate is lower. That means your body is apt to produce fewer free radicals. Basically, free radicals chip away at the walls of your skin cells and make holes, which is obviously no good for your skin. Since your body is producing fewer of these bad guys, this is the perfect time to load your skin up with the good guys in order to repair the damage done to your skin throughout the previous day.
WASH YOUR FACE
The absolute best thing you can do is to wash your face before going to bed. If you don’t wash your face first, any further products you put on your skin will sit on top of the dirt and grime which reduces the product’s effectiveness.
USE A SCRUB
Using a facial scrub before going to bed is also a very useful trick to get rid of dead cells but take care not to overdo it. Two to three times a week will suffice, as you don’t want to damage your skin with excessive scrubbing.
The next think you’ll want to do is invest in a good moisturizer. I use the word “invest” because the premium moisturizers are going to have a higher up-front cost, but will pay dividends to your skin each night you use it. Urth’s Hydra Therapy is one of the best on the market, and frequent use will result in softer and smoother skin.
It’s simple, going to bed with clean skin and moisturizing throughout the night is a super easy way to make sure that your dermatological downtime is used as effectively as possible. Now get out there and change your face while you’re doing nothing.