lifetime. Attending our very first beauty event, a job interview of your dreams, you’re finally meeting your boyfriend’s family, picking up that dude you met online at the airport and you will be seeing his face for the first time—yada yada. All of these stressful events lead to another stressful episode, which is preparing your skin, the night before the big day.
And when you look into the mirror or you are greeted with is your skin feeling dry and patchy, dehydrated from long hot days, and you may experience an increase in pigmentation – melasma, dark spots, or freckling – from all that sun exposure. Ugh, a whole new set of problems to worry about. Relax, you can avoid all of this with a few preventative measures. Here are the few golden rules for protecting your skin overnight.
1. Heavy On Your Serums
To add more hydration to the skin, layer a hyaluronic serum under your regular moisturiser. Find something that combines hyaluronic acid with actives to strengthen the skin’s barrier. Not to mention anything that is oil-free and featherweight, which makes it perfect for the transitional.
2. Apply SPF
Despite deceptive weather conditions, UVA rays are just as strong in the colder months as they are in summer, and are, therefore, just as likely to cause serious damage. So remember to wear daily sunscreen.
3. Prioritize Night-Time Skincare
To kickstart your skin’s natural night-time repair mode, you may want to invest in some nourishing overnight formulas. Supercharge your skin health with a powerful product that contains a blend of anti-inflammatory omegas, protective antioxidants, and vitamin-rich botanical oils. If you ask us, we’ll choose Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum, which will leave your skin looking plump and radiant by the morning.
4. Don’t forget your H20
While it may sound obvious, to combat the dehydrating effects of central heating, it’s so important to keep hydrated, which means drinking plenty of water throughout the day.