Mondays: How to Make Them Your Best Skin Day
If you had to pick your favorite day of the week, chances are Monday would be dead last. Mondays tend to feel even rougher than a usual workday because we just came off of enjoying a relaxing, fun weekend. Emails seem to have piled up and the house seems a little more disorganized since we took some much-needed time off to focus on other things. Starting today, let’s make something positive about Mondays; let’s make them your best skin day!
Your Best Skin Day Yet
The weekend serves as a time to rejuvenate and relieve the stress you weathered during the week, making Mondays the greatest opportunity to put your best face forward. Here are some tricks to refresh your complexion to start your week out right.
• Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
Sometimes it can seem almost impossible to maintain good sleeping patterns, but you should strive for at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep not only negatively impacts your health, but it can start to show its wear on your skin as well. Keep your bedroom dark, cool, and noise free. Avoid eating any large meals before bed. Engaging in a calming activity such as reading or meditating before bed can help alleviate stress.
• Brighten Up on the Weekends
Weekends are the perfect time to revamp your skin. Try using a stronger exfoliation method or a luxuriously pampering mask treatment during this time. These can help promote more rapid skin turnover. If you’re not sure what at-home treatments to use, schedule a facial with one of our skincare experts who can recommend powerful skin repair and exfoliating products.
• Target Specific Skin Issues
Take advantage of your restful weekend sleep to by using skin-transforming night creams. Use a night cream that contains retinol, which is the best over-the-counter anti-wrinkle cream available. Ask Botanica’s skincare experts for night cream recommendations!
• Prime for a Natural Look
Heavy makeup is a recipe for clogged pores and irritated skin. Give your skin a fighting chance by starting off the week with a light mineral powder, applied over your favorite skincare products. BB creams or CC creams are the perfect way to cover imperfections and improve the look of your skin with light-weight coverage.
It still may be difficult to drag yourself out of bed on Monday morning, but your skin will never have a case of the Mondays again!