Tip #3 – Nighttime regime
by: Johnetta Verile Wilborn
Every women’s magazine has a quote from a supermodel stating I never go to bed with my makeup on as a skin secret. Our skin cells renew every 14 to 30 days. During the nighttime is when the skin repairs and renews the most. Three essential things must happen for healthy skin; sleep (7-8 hours), cleanse and treat.
Our bodies can function on less however over time our skin will begin to display fatigue not only under the eye area but in its ability to repair and renew. As a result, you may find yourself booking more peels and microdermabrasion. A thorough cleanse of the skin followed by toning (face), repair/renew serum (face), moisturize prior to sleeping will not only provide healthier skin but the process will calm the body and mind and make falling and staying asleep easier.
Sleep Aids: Relaxing spa music, eye mask and change your pillow case often
Nightly cleanse is crucial to rid the skin of makeup, oil and dirt build up all of which if remain will absorb into pores increasing the possibility of blemishes. Considering that the nighttime is when is skin cells repair and renew the most it is optimal time for treatment of areas such as acneic skin, dry skin or pigmentation whether hypo/hyper. This goes for you body as well shower before bed can assist in falling to sleep faster and staying sleep longer. Add a few drops of your favorite calming essential oil (lavender, chamomile) around the drain to begin the unwind process.
My Favorite Cleanser: Face ~ Jurlique’s foaming cleanser and Naturopathica’s aloe cleansing gel and oat facial polish
My Favorite Cleanser : Body ~ Dr.Bronner’s Magic Soap Tea Tree oil and Canus Goat Milk (bar soap, milk bath and body wash)
This is optimal time to treat areas of the skin This is where it gets exciting for me. I have seasonal treatment for my skin. I use a plant stem cell serum nightly for the first month of every season. For fall/winter treatment, a serum that targets your area of concern and a heavier moisturizer is ideal; make good use of that extra hour. For spring/summer, a serum that targets your area of concern and a lighter moisturizer.
My favorite fall serum: Naturopathica’s Neroli clarifying serum (no longer made I purchased enough to last during my search)
My favorite quarterly serum: Naturopathica’s plant stem cell serum – nightly for 30 days and you will see a difference