Wake Up with Amazing Skin in 5 Simple Steps

by Corinne Shoemaker

Waking up with great skin has as much to do with what you put on your face as it does with actually getting your beauty sleep. By following our tips, you will start the day with skin as radiant as the rising sun.

1. Don't Sleep On Your Stomach

Studies suggest that sleeping on your face can create more wrinkles over time. It will also cause fluids to collect under your eyes, leading to puffiness. The fix is easy: just start sleeping face-up! For a little extra protection, use Stress Positive Eye Lift by Dermalogica.

2. Double Cleanse

One of the worst mistakes you can make when it comes to your skin is failing to thoroughly clean your face after wearing makeup. This is because it can clog your pores which will lead to unhealthy skin and nasty breakouts. That’s why you need this age-old technique: wash your face twice. Start with a wash that is oil-based, then move to a mild cleanser that doesn’t contain soap. It’s simple, effective, and well worth the extra minute!

3. Steam

Clearing out your pores every once in a while is critical to having healthy skin. While we can’t all spare the time for a regular facial, there is a simpler method that is almost as effective: before washing your face, stand for a couple of minutes in a hot and steamy shower (without letting the water touch your face). This will open up your pores so that you can give yourself a deeper clean. Easy!

4. Hydrate

The key to retaining the youthful beauty of your skin is making sure you keep it moisturized! To do this, try using a super hydrating moisturizer or overnight mask. We recommend Oxygenation Moisturizer by Bioelements. It both hydrates skin (plumping it to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles) and helps unclog pores. It also helps to keep your moisturizer cold. Doing so will help calm redness and shrink your pores, so try keeping it in your fridge.

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