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Night Time Skin Care Habits That Could Be Ruining Your Skin

Fact: Beauty sleep is real. As you doze peacefully, your skin is hard at work in repair mode. While the requisite eight hours can do wonders for your complexion, the right night time skin care routine can help even further.

An evening skin care routine tailored to your skin type can target concerns that a good night’s sleep might not cover, including dryness, uneven skin tone, and acne. Now before you start pulling out your moisturizers and exfoliants, consider these tips that set the stage for an ultra-restorative beauty sleep.


Not Moisturizing

Oil (or sebum) is the natural substance your body produces to moisturize skin. Sebum levels fluctuate at eight-hour increments. They’re highest in the early afternoon and lowest at night. When your skin lacks sebum, the rate of transepidermal water loss (the amount of water that passively evaporates through skin into the air) increases. This disrupts your moisture barrier, which can lead to redness, tightness, itchiness, flaking, and atopic dermatitis.

Look for a nighttime moisturizer that supports the skin barrier to help with this hydration loss. Delícia Drench™ Body Butter directly replenishes your skin barrier with bacuri butter. Hyaluronic acid also penetrates deep below the surface to lock in moisture and relieve dryness.


Using the Wrong Products

Some skin concerns are better addressed in the morning rather than with a nighttime skincare routine. For example, SPF should be applied before you start your day. Check instructions to determine if a product is best for morning or evening.


Catching Shut-Eye in a Dry Environment

Comfy bed? Check. Phone off? Check. Those aren’t the only makings of optimal sleep, though. One little known secret to a good night’s rest is air quality. It’s simple really, dry air contributes to dry skin. If you notice you’re on the flakier side, try a humidifier in your bedroom for some added moisture.


Getting Too Little Sleep

Lack of sleep is a disservice to your skin (and let’s be honest, your whole self!). According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), sleep gives your body time to refresh and renew itself. Prioritize your beauty sleep as part of your night time skin routine.


Scrubbing too Hard

Exfoliating offers a world of benefits…as long as you do it correctly. When it comes to the actual act of scrubbing, take a gentler approach. Exfoliating doesn’t have to be an every evening part of your night skin care routine. Instead, make it a weekly habit.

Our collection of Body Scrubs exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while also nourishing and pampering skin for that gentler touch. Bom Dia Body Scrub targets blemish-prone skin, helping to clarify and prevent keratosis pilaris. Bum Bum Body Scrub is a skin treat that smooths in an irresistible scent.


Embracing Nightly Skincare Regimens for Healthy Skin

After exposure to the sun and outdoor elements, your skin needs to repair and renew at night.

It’s one of the many reasons a good night’s sleep is vital to your inner and outer self. Make the most of your beauty rest with a well-researched night time skin regimen.