One of the biggest secrets to achieving your #skingoals happens when you least expect it… in your sleep! The term “beauty sleep” is more than just a catchphrase. There is a science behind when your skin repairs and renews itself, and nighttime sleep is when your skin is most receptive to many overnight treatments. There are many ways to maximize your bedtime skincare routine, from product ingredient choices to how much you sleep every night. Having a healthy bedtime skincare routine paired with a dynamic daytime skincare routine is the perfect duo to help you achieve your #glowgoals.

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Nighttime Ingredient Saviors

There is an endless amount of products to reach for when you’re in search for the perfect overnight treatment. Many of these beauty products consist of a wide variety of ingredients. Some of the most popular ingredients you’ll notice are hyaluronic acid, fatty acids, ceramides, oils, antioxidants, vitamin C, peptides and hydroxy acids. In order to create your ideal bedtime skincare routine, you should first decide what issue you want to target in your sleep. Then, pick the ingredients that cater to your skin’s needs. For example, peptides are anti-aging ingredient superstars. They are remarkable in their ability to smooth, repair and hydrate skin.

After deciding which ingredients you want in your bedtime routine, you should decide whether you prefer a gel, serum, oil, or cream base product as the formulation for your nighttime skincare beauty product.

Beauty Sleep

Not only are ingredients an important aspect when selecting the best products to help repair your skin overnight, but getting proper sleep is essential for your skin, brain and muscles. Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself so getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night is ideal.

During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, collagen is rebuilt, the muscles in your face get to relax after a long day, and damage from UV exposure is being corrected. All of these factors help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is important to get the beauty rest you need to function and have your skin look its best.

Wash Your Face

PSA Wander Beauties: Please refrain from sleeping with a face full of makeup. Skin repairs itself while you sleep, so sleeping with a dirty face counteracts the whole process. Sleeping with the pore-clogging irritants that latch onto your face throughout the day does major damage overnight. These irritants can cause acne, dry skin, large pores, etc. The list goes on!

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Elevate Your Head

You’re probably wondering how elevating your head in your sleep helps to create the perfect bedtime skincare routine. It has been proven that simply elevating your head helps improve the quality of your sleep which therefore improves your skin. It helps to reduce undereye circles by improving blood flow. Fun fact: It also helps with snoring! Simply elevate your head by adding an extra pillow, adding a wedge to your mattress, or propping the head of your bed.

Skincare Superstar Products

Wander Beauty has an endless list of superstar skincare products that are here to help you achieve your #skingoals overnight. One of our favorite products is Drift Away Cleanser, a gel-to-foam cleanser that gently sets even long-wearing makeup and impurities adrift for cleaner, softer feeling skin. Not only that, but it is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, BPA-free, vegan-friendly and dermatologist tested! Another product is Dive In Moisturizer. It is a potent hydrator that is enriched with pentavitin (saccharide isomerate) which binds water to skin and creates a moisture barrier, providing up to 72 hours of deep hydration. Lastly, Extended Stay Hydrating Mask does wonders. It is a lightweight, yet deeply nourishing multitasking mask enriched with vitamins, antioxidants and fruit extracts for healthier looking skin that you can use both morning and night.

What is your bedtime skincare routine? Share it with us @wander_beauty!