When they said that the best things happen during the night, they could just as well have been speaking about our skin. Once we’re done dining, drinking and dancing, our body instinctively knows it’s time to wind up; that’s when it actually begins to work its magic on our skin. Scientifically speaking, this is when the receptors of our body signal our mental and physical processes to slow down and begin the process of rejuvenation and healing.

Wondering how you can make the most of these magnificent hours of darkness in order for your skin to thank you generously? Read on…
 

Establish a reliable night-time beauty routine

Establish a reliable night-time beauty routine

It is of paramount importance to establish a night-time beauty routine that’ll do justice to your skin and all the aggressors it is subject to. Our recommendation? Start with a gentle cleanser to get rid of dirt from deep within the pores. Follow this up with the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum whose mineral-laden glacial water revitalises your skin to give it a natural shine. Before going to bed be generous while using the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Overnight Mask on your face. It is potent enough to replenish and repair your skin while you sleep and undo the day’s damage ensuring that you wake up with skin’s that’s well hydrated, healthy and glossy.

 

Wind down for the night

Wind down for the night

While your body knows the day is coming to a close, send out a signal to your mind as well by preparing yourself for bed time. Make your bedroom a gadget-free zone since the usage of phones and tablets disrupts the natural rhythm of the body and keeps sleep away. For entertainment, open a paperback book instead, an ideal way to keep yourself engaged without too much distraction. Pay more attention to your nightstand and decorate it with flowers, a lamp shade, curios and even a soft scented candle to help you sleep better (lavender works wonders, we hear!) Use a satin bedspread and pillowcases that will help you sleep better and won’t leave your with wrinkles. If you have trouble sleeping you can try a glass of warm milk before bedtime; the amino acid tryptophan present in dairy can help you rest well.

 

Make sleep a priority

Make sleep a priority

It isn’t for nothing that they call it beauty sleep—the benefit of those miraculous hours is a surge for the skin. It is time to stop skimping on your sleep and log off from your gadgets as you make 7 - 9 hours of sleep per night a priority. Scientifically speaking, the flow of blood to your face as well as the production of collagen increase as you sleep; when you wake up this means skin that’s taut and firm. So think of the night as a long term investment; the kind that’s going to contribute to your mental, physical and especially facial wellbeing.

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