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By the time you are in your late 20s, your skin is likely to have been damaged by the sun, poor habits and the aging process. The gear news is that skin cells heal and regenerate faster at night. Here are a few thing to avoid this renewal process!

Remove makeup

This one goes without saying. Sleeping with makeup on can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. Use a makeup remover to rid your face of make-up every night. If you do not have ready-to-use removers, petroleum jelly works remarkably well, especially on oil-based makeup.

Cleanse!

A make-up remover may not get rid of all the make-up and is unlikely to work on the dirk and microbes your skin has accrued throughout the day. Use a cleanser to clean and disinfect your skin. It also gets rid of any makeup that the remover did not get.

Exfoliate

This gets rid of the dead skin cells on your face. However, only exfoliate your skin at most 3 times a week. Any more is likely to irritate and damage your skin. You can use an exfoliating brush or a face scrub. Do not use a body scrub, it is harsher and will irritate tour skin. Exfoliating leaves your skin more receptive to any product that you apply.

Apply toner

A toner provides the skin with antioxidants and hydrating agents. It shrinks the pores enhancing the appearance at the surface. Ensure that you use a toner specifically for your skin type otherwise, you will be doing your skin more harm than good!

Moisturize

It is important to apply moisturizer to your skin because all the cleansing is likely to have stripped your skin of essential oils. Again, make sure you use a moisturizer suitable for your skin type and give special attention to the drier parts of the face like the cheekbones.

Ps: if you are going to do all this, make sure you also get a good night’s sleep! Your skin needs rest. Besides, eye bags and fatigue never look good.