Nighttime Skin Care: Regeneration, Relaxation, Calm and Connection
Nighttime is the space to relax and energize for the day ahead. It is the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world for moments of true intimacy. Therefore, making this space pleasant creates a lot of well-being.
With the pace of work and social life, many times, taking care of rest becomes secondary, paying little attention to what this time means.
Let’s picture it: your mind is loaded with a lot of energy and information throughout the day, such as news, events, work, etc. The stress of all this activity, in addition to the products you come in contact with, takes its toll on your health. This can be a bit overwhelming, not only for your mind but also for your skin.
Nightly pampering routines are a chance to reset your mind and skin for a new day. They are where you can create spaces for intimacy, self-care, and wellness. Taking personal care of your nights can become a healthy habit with great benefits.
The Importance of Getting a Good Night's Sleep and how it Reflects on Your Skin
Getting adequate rest is essential for health, including skin balance. During sleep, you experience 5 phases, each with crucial effects on the body. Some phases focus on:
- Feeling rested and energized the next day.
- Giving the heart and vascular cycle a rest.
- Creating cytokines and other hormones that can help the immune system, growth, fertility, etc.
During sleep, growth hormones that stimulate cellular and tissue repair and restore the skin are released.
The quality of sleep is related to acne. People with poor quality sleep are more likely to experience acne breakouts. Sleep deprivation can elevate cortisol and inflammatory protein levels due to stress and irritation. Cortisol acts negatively on the immune system, weakening the skin.
What can Happen to the Skin When you Don't get Enough Rest?
Sleep deprivation has immediately visible effects. People fatigued for at least 30 hours may show:
- Reddish skin
- Bags under the eyes
- Paler skin, including lines and wrinkles.
The effects of lack of rest on the immune system are also connected to the weakening of the skin barrier. This damages collagen fibers, increases natural cell death, and stimulates various skin disorders.
It is vital that getting adequate rest is also part of your care. Taking into account the hygiene of your space, the environment, and your own comfort are essential to rest well. In addition, all the daily habits are reflected on your skin. Therefore, it is vital to consider the quality of sleep you are building.
Having clean spaces, fresh sheets, hydrating, paying attention to humidity and temperature can make a big difference. In addition, the stage you build for sleep should be comforting and right for you.
Condition your Spaces to Improve Sleep
Sleep hygiene refers to all the care you need to consider when creating a sleeping space. It maintains an environment in the bedroom that encourages uninterrupted and consistent rest. A stable schedule, a comfortable bedroom, relaxing routines, and developing healthy habits can improve rest.
Sleep hygiene is about taking care of both the environment and habits that affect the quality of rest. For example, room cleanliness, hydration, and pre-sleep routines all play a role in sleep.
A significant component of sleep hygiene is the environment in which you sleep. Setting up a room that makes you feel calm is necessary to rest appropriately. However, there are global concepts that can be adapted to each person:
- The quality of the sheets, blankets, mattress, and pillows is the main thing. It is the first surface the body comes in contact with, so it is essential that they are comfortable.
- Block out light, reduce sound (such as leaving the TV on) and regulate the temperature to balance the heat.
- Try calming scents in your spaces. Lavender, for example, can help create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. This can be using humidifiers or a gentle fragrance spray for the room or fabrics.
Meditation and Wellness for Holistic Care
Mindfulness meditation can have significant effects on sleep quality. In addition, meditation can reduce sensitivity to pain and stress that can affect nighttime rest. In general, meditating can help reduce the effects of stress on the body.
Guided meditation to rest can incorporate sounds (ASMR, rain, nature, or white sound waves) or soothing music to lighten the sleep environment.
The effects of meditation in the long-term treatment of insomnia have yet to be studied. However, meta-analyses have been conducted on the effect of meditation on sleep quality. In conclusion, they observed that it could serve as a complementary treatment for insomnia and improve sleep parameters.
Ways to meditate or enter into a state of relaxation before sleep are accessible to everyone. The basics of meditation are universal: the feeling of being present and finding calm in the breath.
For the hearing impaired, there are several alternatives. Guided meditation through sign language, white sound frequencies, or captioned videos is a great option. Meditating is simply about connecting with your present and focusing on you.
Finding those moments of calm and connection with you could benefit from some aspects of your daily rhythm. Stress, anxiety, and difficulty falling asleep affect rest and health.
At Craft and Care, we believe in holistic self-care to find true wellness. This type of care focuses on taking care of both the inside and the outside. Relaxation, self-love translated into routines, and meditation are all ways to take care of yourself.
What is the key to Evening Ekincare?
Creating a skincare routine lies in simple steps that become your habit. A series of simple steps, with a few products and essential ingredients that fit into your conventional routine.
There are three primary aspects of nighttime skin care: cleansing, hydration, and moisturizing. This can be combined with some specialized treatment for your skin if there is a pre-existing condition.
Step One: Cleansing
Cleansing is the main thing. It is necessary to remove makeup, product residues, and tension to purify and relax your skin. Cleansing the skin is related to oil production, sensitivity, and more. Generally, it is ideal for washing your face twice: once in the morning and once at night. Sleeping with clean and pampered skin can mitigate the processes of skin aging and wear and tear.
Second Step: Moisturizing
Moisturizing draws water into your skin to keep it fresh and healthy. Properly hydrated skin feels smooth, supple, and soft. Moisturizing products attract water from the environment and stimulate the skin's metabolism. In this way, water-rich skin cells are maintained. The moisture in the protective barrier acts against germs, bacteria, aging processes, oxidation, and oiliness.
Step 3: Emollients and Nourishment
On the other hand, Moisturizing is all about keeping moisture in the skin and preventing transepidermal water loss. Locking in water and nourishing the skin reinforces the protective barrier while preventing moisture evaporation. Occlusive moisturizers or emollients (Oils, lipids, balms) also help soften the outer layer, so they focus on surface protection. Furthermore, nutrient rich organic plant oils are full of antioxidants, minerals, secondary plant substances and important fatty acids.They’re capable of supporting cell regeneration and provide the substances your skin needs to build a strong barrier.
Simple and Gentle Nighttime Skincare Routine
Following the principle of creating a care routine focusing on three main aspects, you can create your ideal routine by focusing on three steps:
Our Clay Cleanser with white kaolin clay is a gentle cleanser that creates a milky emulsion to remove impurities. It is formulated with organic coconut oil and safflower oil. They are combined with emulsifying agents and other mild ingredients that cleanse the skin very gently. The use of this balm is simple: it forms an emulsion on your skin as soon as it gets in contact with water, it solves sunscreen, makeup, sweat and dirt, and is removed with lukewarm water.
Sebum production, inflammation, and skin development are connected to rest at night. Therefore, it is essential to remove product residues, sweat, and sebum that can clog pores and cause breakouts.
White kaolin clay is a popular ingredient for its various properties while being gentle on the skin. White clay is used in cosmetics for its absorbency; it removes toxins and gently exfoliates.
Glycerin is also prominent in the balm as a natural component of the acid mantle that acts by retaining water on the surface. In addition, protein-facilitated glycerol transport is involved in epidermal cell proliferation during skin wound repair.
Hydration of the skin at night is a must. You can integrate a serum or toner to stimulate hydration for the night routine. The main difference between a serum and a toner is their consistency and their ingredients.
Depending on the nature of your skin, you can decide which one suits you best or use both for intense hydration.
Balancing Toner to Moisturize Lightly
Our balancing toner is composed of glycerin, aloe vera juice powder, niacinamide and some more hydrating agents. The toner is designed to hydrate and regulate the skin after the cleansing step. It doesn’t contain hyaluronic acid.
The balancing toner can be combined with other products and active ingredients in the routine. Toners, in general, are designed to regulate the skin's pH and nourish. Our toner can be sprayed directly onto the skin, and we recommend it for all skin types.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, and it is water-soluble, so it does not dissolve in oils. In cosmetics, it is used in products such as serums and water-based masks for its moisturizing quality. In addition, it is adaptable to all skin due to its neutral pH balance (7), without being irritating or strongly acidic.
Hydrating Serum for Greater Effect
For intense moisturizing, we recommend our hydrating serum. It is a serum mainly based on glycerin, two variations of hyaluronic acid, and pentylene glycol. These components are associated with the skin's protective barrier, antimicrobial, moisturizing, and moisture regulation.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, abundant in extracellular tissue. It works by retaining water in skin cells, maintaining elasticity and moisture. Maintaining skin hydration can facilitate processes such as healing or barrier protection.
Both products gently hydrate the skin and are created to counteract transepidermal water loss. Daily, the body loses 300-400ml of water through respiration, and most of this occurs during sleep. There is no fluid intake during sleep, so it is essential to balance body water at night.
Oil Serum to Seal in Moisture and Provide Nutrients
Our night oil can nourish, lock in moisture (at least to a specific level) and stimulate skin repair. It is composed of organic oils that can gently care for the skin. In addition, these oils provide antioxidants, vitamins, and phytochemicals that can stimulate cell regeneration.
Among its active ingredients are pomegranate seed oil and rosehip oil. Both are characterized by their regenerative effect. Rosehip oil stimulates collagen production, moisturizes, and protects against free radicals. In addition, it contains oils that can regulate sebum production (macadamia) or soothe and relieve tension (almond).
Each of the organic ingredients in this oil provides unique benefits. Combined, they have high tolerability. The night oil creates a light, nutrient-rich slightly occlusive layer to prevent transepidermal water loss.
Balms for Even More Smoothness and an Occlusive Effect
Balms are also a great alternative to integrate into the before-bed care routine. They are preparations based on organic products that provide various benefits to the skin depending on their components. Balms have been used for a long time to repair the skin and nourish based on natural ingredients.
Depending on each skin's need, you can choose between our Soft Balm or our Glory Balm.
We recommend the soft balm for sensitive skin, skin prone to irritation, or skin with a weakened protective barrier. It is very gentle and tolerable, created from 5 natural ingredients: coconut oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and vitamin E oil. Together, they form a nourishing, slightly occlusive balm that can progressively strengthen the skin.
Our Glory Balm contains organic ingredients that can stimulate cell regeneration, such as cocoa butter, oils (coconut, almond, and argan), vitamin E oil, and beeswax. We recommend it for the care of mature, damaged skin or skin in need of active nourishment. Each ingredient provides a unique benefit ranging from antioxidants, vitamins, and anti-irritant effects to hydration and regeneration.
Always Take Into Account the Nature of Your Skin
We recommend visiting skin specialists to learn which ingredients may or may not be beneficial for you. Your skin is unique, and it may be oily, combination, mature, etc., and therefore deserves a fitting skin care routine with mild and effective products.
The most basic way to connect with the nature of your complexion is to cleanse with your trusted product. Then, observe how your skin behaves. It's about paying attention to feeling tight or dry, the appearance of oil, etc. It is essential to know your skin to build your own care.
Nighttime skincare is a mix of healthy habits, proper rest, and care routines that suit you. Finding self-care spaces to nourish the inside and outside has become a challenge with the daily pace. However, with small, progressive adjustments that provide true wellness, it is possible to build positive habits.
We wish you lots of rest, connection with your skin, and joy in your evenings!