5 Nighttime Skin-Care Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Beauty Goals
For all the assaults your skin takes during the day — from the sun, pollution, and makeup — the chance for your complexion to restore and renew while you sleep is important for maintaining youthful skin as the years go by. It pays off: Sleeping well has been associated with less skin aging compared with poor sleepers, and those who lacked shut-eye were more likely to have a compromised skin barrier (which keeps irritants out) and say they were less satisfied with their appearance.
If you go to the dermatologist in hopes of starting a routine to delay signs of aging, the doc will most likely advise using a retinoid or retinol. The vitamin A derivative revs collagen production to fight fine lines and wrinkles, according to according to Harvard Health Publishing. Thing is, retinoids also boost skin cell turnover, and they can leave you with irritation, past research has noted. That irritation may convince you that your complexion can’t tolerate them, causing you to stop completely. Not so fast!
If you’re seeing a bit of peeling, redness, or your face stings when you wash it, back off for a night or two, advises Charisse Dolitsky, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group practicing on Long Island, New York, and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. Once your complexion calms, resume use.
Source: Everyday Health – 5 Nighttime Skin-Care Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Beauty Goals By, Jessica Migala