ALMOST EVERY WOMAN MAKES THIS SKIN CARE MISTAKE IN THE EVENING

Remove make-up, apply lotion and go to bed? Not a good idea. Read here why you shouldn’t wait until bedtime

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The sooner they remove their makeup, the better

How is your skin care in the evening? Do you remove your make-up, then diligently apply serums, creams and the like and then go straight to bed? We admit: That’s how we’ve done it so far. Until we came across a video by dermatologist Dr. Alexis Stephens encountered. She is convinced that applying facial care just before going to bed is one of the most common beauty mistakes.

WHAT’S BEHIND IT?

In a video the dermatologist posted to her Instagram account, she explains, “If you do this, you risk all the care ending up on the pillow instead of being absorbed into the skin.” Stephens therefore recommends applying the care product one to two hours before going to bed so that the ingredients can penetrate deep into the skin and unfold their full effect. A nice side effect: If you make this a habit, you can go straight to bed as soon as you get tired without having to go to the bathroom again.

TIP

If you want to be sure that your (expensive) facial care stays where it belongs, you should invest in a silk pillowcase. Silk fibers are significantly less absorbent than cotton fibers and ensure that facial and hair care products stay in place. In addition, the skin retains more moisture and looks healthier as a result.

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