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5 Things To Never Miss Doing For Your Skin Before Bed

We are all genuinely (selfishly) interested in learning how best to care for our skin, and hearing professionals spill the best products and habits for looking #foreveryoung is as much a hobby as it is a career for the skin care obsessed, right?

Of course, there are products and habits that esthetician’s or dermatologists recommend, and then there are those that they use themselves. Recently it struck us: Why have we never asked our favorite, most trusted experts to reveal exactly how they take care of their own skin?

So, we decided to focus on nighttime skin care routines. Read on to find out exactly what you should use on your skin each night.

1. Remove every stitch of makeup (but gently)

Going to bed with makeup on would be like a vegan chef eating a steak: It just wouldn’t make sense. When cleansing your skin at night, you should have one goal in mind: to make sure all the makeup, dirt, and buildup on your skin is completely gone, while not stripping it of moisture. Cream cleansers with gentle, simple ingredients will be your best friend here. 

2. Reach for a clinically tested anti-aging treatment

We’re serious about anti-aging, and don’t mess around with ingredients that aren’t extensively backed by science. Retinol, glycolic acid, and antioxidants are among the ingredients you’ll find in their nightly serums and treatments.

You can alternate between a retinol serum, to boost collagen production, and a product to repair pre-cancerous sun damage.

3. Make the eyes and lips a priority

It’s a truth universally acknowledged among dermatologists and esthetician’s that by the time you’re in your 30s, the delicate skin around your eyes and lips needs extra nourishment. Under your eyes, use a retinol eye cream and for the lips, try something super hydrating like a salve.

4. Never forget the neck

A facialist’s work doesn’t end at the borders of their face, and neither does your personal skin care routine. The neck is an often neglected area and one of the places that can disclose age. Find a product that contains hyaluronic acid for hydration, mixed fruit extracts to enhance exfoliation, white willow bark, which is a source of salicylic acid, and vitamin B5. (You can always trust an esthetician to look closely into ingredients.)

5. Use a no-frills moisturizer

Just like a cleanser, moisturizer is another product that experts know not to splurge on. Anti-aging products with clinical studies to back them up are where they spend their money. But the point of moisturizer is simply to seal the moisture barrier, so most pros opt for something super basic. 

For the best advice on how to keep your skin healthy and youthful, call Botanica Day Spa for a facial with one of our professional estheticians and get the full lowdown during your appointment! Call 727-441-1711 or book your appointment online. See you soon!

Love,

Gen

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