Sure, you need your beauty rest to look and feel your best, but if you’re guilty of some of these not-so-desirable bedtime habits, you could be wrecking your skin. Read on to find out if you’re unknowingly hurting your skin while you sleep and how you can fix your nighttime skin care routine.
While you might want to figuratively get dirty in the bedroom, you certainly don’t want to be literally dirty. If you’re going to bed without washing your face, you’re setting yourself up for a skin care disaster in need of a serious facial.
Equally important is washing your bedding on the reg. When is the last time you jumped in between freshly cleaned sheets? If you can’t remember, it’s time to do some laundry.
Getting Too Hot or Cold
Sweating all night isn’t going to do anything good for your skin. In fact, it can trap dirt and bacteria in your pores and lead to some serious breakouts.
On the flip side, keeping your room too cold can dry out your skin, so try to find a happy medium between these two extremes.
Sleeping on Your Stomach
Believe or not, sleeping on your stomach or your side can cause wrinkles—oh no!
In this position, your face is squished into your pillow all night and you’re bound to wake up with sleep lines. The problem is that over time, these temporary lines and turn into permanent wrinkles.
Try to sleep on your back instead, or invest in a special pillow designed to save your skin while you snooze on your stomach.
Snuggling up with Fido
Who doesn’t love snuggling up with their furry friend? Sure, your pooch is cute and cuddly, but the bacteria living in his fur, not so much.
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