Sometimes our skin just needs a boost. Use these 13 tips to improve your skin overnight.
Is your skin blah? Skin products and treatments can take weeks before you see results. If you have an interview or a big event tomorrow there are a few things you can do to improve your skin overnight.
This helpful guide will break down 13 things you can do today to improve your skin by tomorrow.
- Use an Overnight Mask
We all know catching some z’s can do wonders for your skin. To improve your skin overnight even faster use an overnight mask while you sleep. These masks are like supercharged night creams for your face.
An overnight mask penetrates deep into your pores while you sleep. They are designed to lock in active ingredients and provide intense hydration.
To get the best results exfoliate first before applying your mask. When you wake up in the morning your skin will be brighter and dewier.
- Wash Your Face
You should always wash your face before going to bed. Dirt, makeup, and even pollution build up on your skin. If you’re not washing your face every night, you’re just asking for pimples.
Use a mild cleanser and wash your face each night before bed. Buy a pack of makeup removing wipes for those nights you are too tired to move and make washing your face a nightly ritual.
- Use a Detoxifying Sheet Mask
A detoxifying sheet mask is designed to help remove the build-up of dirt and grime that clogs your pores.
Look for a mask with ingredients like volcanic ash, clay, and charcoal. These ingredients are extremely beneficial for your skin and can help expel dirt and oils from your skin.
Sheet masks are a great way to relax and unwind before bed. With so many sheet masks available on the market you’ll have plenty of masks to try.
- Try a DIY Face Mask
If you have sensitive skin or are on a budget you can always make a mask at home using items in your pantry. There are many different recipes you can try to create the perfect spa-worthy mask at home.
Honey will help soften and moisturize your skin. Lemon can help you remove blackheads and reduce dark spots. Plain yogurt has lactic-acid which fights the signs of aging and tightens your skin.
Just smooth it on, kick your feet up, and try your best not to eat it.
- Remember to Moisturize
Always moisturize! Hydration is the key to clear dewy skin. When you skin gets dry, your skin compensates by producing more oils. This leads to breakouts and early wrinkles. Yuck!
After you wash your face slather on a rich, non-comedogenic moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type. If you are over 30, make sure it has anti-aging properties like Retinol.
You will be able to tell a huge difference in the morning.
- Treat a Spot
If you already have a pimple (or feel one coming on) spot treat before you go to bed. As tempting as it is to pick at your pimple, chances are this will only make it look worse in the morning.
Stop that pimple in its tracks with a good spot treatment. Look for a product that contains sulfur and salicylic acid. This will kill the bacteria and clean out the pores.
Apply your spot treatment after you wash your face with a Q-tip. Apply your moisturizer around your pimple on the rest of your face.
- Steam Your Face
Steaming your face is an easy way to remove dirt and blackheads at home. It can also reduce acne-causing bacteria and dead skin cells. The steam opens up your pores and promotes circulation.
Best of all it is easy to do. Simply bring a small pot of water to a boil on the stove. While you are waiting for the water to boil go ahead and wash your face. Carefully pour the steaming water into a bowl and add in any essential oils. If you don’t have oils you can add herbs like peppermint or chamomile.
Place your face over the bowel and hold a town around your head so that the steam doesn’t escape. Steam your face for 10 minutes for the best results.
- Drink Lots of Water
Hydrating your body from the inside is just as important as moisturizing your skin. When you are dehydrated your skin cells shrivel up. This makes fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable on your face.
If you have an event tomorrow and you want to look your best, carry a bottle of water with you throughout the day. Well-hydrated skin looks dewy and youthful. Drink your way to healthier looking and clearer skin for tomorrow.
- Hit the Gym
Doing cardiovascular exercise increases your blood flow and oxygen. After a hard workout, you will have clearer and more radiant skin. Not to mention that it can also help you fit into your skinny jeans.
Getting your blood pumping has lots of benefits for your complexion. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Exercise increases the blood flow to your organs.
- Just Say No to Sugar
Have a big event tomorrow? Put down the cookies! Sugar wreaks havoc on your insides by causing glycation—a process that damages collagen and elastin, adding years to your looks.
Instead, pick up that bottle of water we told you about and drink water. Your skin will thank you.
- Wear Sunscreen
If sunscreen isn’t already apart of your routine then its time to get with the program. Wearing sunscreen every day will not just make your skin look better tomorrow, it will help your skin look nice for years to come.
Wear a light SPF of at least 15. Yes, you should be wearing it during the winter too. Look for a moisturizer or foundation that comes with SPF for an easy way to cheat. Sunscreen also contains titanium dioxide which can add a subtle luminosity to your skin as well.
- Add Oil to Your Foundation
This is a common red carpet trick celebrities use when they have a big event. Cheat your way to better-looking skin if you have no time to prepare.
Oil breaks down the pigments in your foundation creator a smoother coverage. Mix one drop of face oil with one pump of liquid foundation on the back of your hand. Tap the mixture on with a beauty sponge or a foundation brush.
Allow it to sit for a few minutes and then dust clear finishing powder around your T-zone.
Have you ever woken up to a puffy face? Use ice to decrease the puff. In the morning when you wake up an ice cube over your face for about two minutes. Ice will ease the swelling and inflammation associated with puffiness.
This will rejuvenate your skin and help it look less dull. If you didn’t get the best night’s sleep be sure to ice around your eyes.
Improve Your Skin Overnight With These Techniques
Sometimes a girl just needs a few good beauty hacks. There is no need to stress over your big event tomorrow. Use these 13 tricks today and you will see your and improvement to your skin overnight.