We sleep 2 hours less than our grandmothers slept, and we experience at least 5 times more stress.
Doctors sound the alarm: modern women sleep on average 1.5-2 hours less than our grandmothers slept, and we experience at least 5 times more stress. As a payment for self-realization and financial independence, we get constant stress, which, not only does it affect our health, is also merciless to our beauty. A radical method of struggle is to give up everything and leave for an ecologically clean village. If this option categorically does not suit you, use the recommendations of professionals.
At night, skin cells are restored most actively. If you help them from outside, the rehabilitation process after a difficult day will take much less time!
No matter how tired you are, spend 5 minutes cleansing your skin. According to cosmetologists, competent makeup removal is even more important than applying a moisturizing or nourishing cream! It is better for owners of dry skin to use milk or cream that do not require the use of water. With high activity of the sebaceous glands, a deeper cleansing is necessary, for example, using a gel or foam with a small percentage of salicylic acid.
After 30 years before bedtime, try to use special tools. Unlike daytime creams, night creams are more saturated with restoring and nourishing components and take into account the skin's needs during sleep. “At a young age, it is better to introduce nutritious creams into your care at the end of winter, when the skin is depleted, like the body as a whole,” advises Irina Tkacheva, dermatocosmetologist at the Sirius Clinic of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology. “However, after 30 years, you need to use such funds constantly.” Pay attention to cosmetics with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen and elastane, coenzyme Q10, natural Omega-3 oils rich in linolenic acid (rapeseed, flaxseed, etc.).
The gentle area of the eyelids also needs thorough cleansing. According to Clinique expert Irina Panina, “during the day, fat accumulates over the entire surface of the face, including under the eyes. Under the influence of oxygen, it oxidizes, darkens, and because of this, characteristic circles appear more distinctly. ” In order to avoid problems in the future, make it a rule to remove mascara and eye shadow with special products - they dissolve particles of cosmetics and do not injure sensitive skin. After cleansing, apply a light moisturizing or regenerating cream. Our choice: cell renewal accelerating balm, The Eye Balm Intense, La Mer (3); restoring pads for the skin around the eyes OLAY Regenerist (7); instant mask for relieving eye fatigue Top Secrets, YSL (5).
Take care of the surroundings! A humidifier will help the skin maintain its hydro balance and prevent dehydration. It is especially important to monitor air humidity in winter - heating radiators greatly reduce this figure.
A cup of tea drunk at night can turn into ugly morning swelling. The abuse of alcohol, coffee and salty foods leads to similar consequences. Do you want to see clear contours of the face in the mirror? Try to do without fluid 2-3 hours before bedtime.
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