Q. What can I do for my skin at night to wake up looking great in the morning?
Licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
A: Being consistent in your nighttime routine is just as important as taking care of your skin in the morning. Clients often tell me, “I’m just too tired at night to do anything with my skin” or “I never remember to wash my face before I go to bed.” Well, beauties, taking care of your skin at night is key to looking great in the morning!
Throughout the day, skin accumulates dirt and bacteria and is damaged by free radicals and other environmental aggressors. Never, I repeat, never sleep in a full day’s worth of toxins, let alone day-old makeup. Removing dirt and debris from your skin is essential to creating a healthy cell cycle and keeping skin purified and clean. During sleep, the blood supply to the skin can increase and a number of different metabolic activities take place. This is an ideal time to maximize the benefits of good skin care.
Here is an easy and quick 5-step regimen, for all skin types, that will leave your skin looking radiant in the morning:
Step1: Cleanse with the MyChelle Apple Brightening Cleanser for 60 to 90 seconds to help maintain healthy elastin while reviving youthful tone and texture.Belides™ Daisy Flower, Applephenon™ and plant-derived gallic acid help brighten the complexion, alleviate discoloration and support skin’s self-repair.
Step 2: Exfoliate (2 to 3 times per week only, not nightly) with the Tropical Skin Smoother for a youthfully soft and vibrant complexion. Ultra-fine bamboo stem powder and 1.6% lactic acid release and dissolve dead cell buildup to give dry skin a brighter appearance. Exfoliating helps the ingredients in this vitamin- and mineral-rich formula to penetrate deeply into the skin.
Step 3: Get your serums going! Designed to saturate skin with a potent dose of nutrients and bioactive ingredients (they absorb even deeper than moisturizers), MyChelle serums are all about results. For glowing skin, apply two pumps of the Apple Brightening Serum to your face, neck and décolleté. This advanced formula combines clinically proven ingredients to rapidly diminish the appearance of discoloration and sun-damage while apple plant stem cells trigger skin’s natural regenerative process and reduce line depth up to 15 percent in just four weeks. It’s anti-aging and brightening all in one easy step!
Step 4: Brighten the eyes. One of the biggest complaints for many women is waking up with dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Keep your eyes bright with MyChelle Magnolia Fresh Eyes. A blend of peptide and plant extracts diminish under eye shadows and puffiness while strengthening the eye area for a well-rested look.
Step 5: Moisturize with the Revitalizing Night Cream. This nutrient-rich moisturizer works overnight to improve your skin’s radiance and firmness. Containing ChroNOline™ Peptide and monk’s pepper, this advanced formula increases hydration and reduces the appearance of wrinkles for skin that looks younger.
No matter what, just make sure to follow a regular routine. Products won’t work if you don’t use them! Also, shoot for a full eight hours of beauty sleep every night, which is a huge factor in looking and feeling your best.