Practice These 10 Habits Before Going To Bed, And See Dramatic Changes In Your Beauty!

A list of simple and healthy habits that can change your skin care game

Medically reviewed by Dr. Priya Gill, MBBCH, MRCP Dr. Priya Gill Dr. Priya GillMBBCH, MRCP facebook_icon
Written by , BA Shirin Mehdi BA Experience: 3 years
Edited by , MA (English Literature) Ramona Sinha MA (English Literature) Experience: 11 years
Fact-checked by , MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Monomita Chakraborty MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Experience: 4 years

A proper beauty routine before bed can keep your skin healthy and charming from within.

Unfortunately, our hectic daily schedules leave us with very little time for pampering the skin. And when we try to find some useful beauty advice, the internet drowns us in the information that is often overwhelming. If you want to avoid this situation and stay beautiful all day, you have two options. First, you can use half your salary to talk to a beauty expert, or second, you can spend 5 minutes of your day reading this article on bedtime self-care routine.

This post discusses some beauty habits that will help you enhance your beauty and maintain a healthy routine for your skin. Swipe up to explore all the details!

Beauty Routine Before Bed – 10 Must To Do Habits

1. No Makeup, Please

Add makeup removal to your beauty routine before bed
Image: Shutterstock

Now, this is serious. I understand that you are a busy lady and have tons of work on your shoulders. But you also have to understand something. Going to bed with makeup on is like sending a cordial invite to skin problems and troubles.

Let me explain to you the science behind this.

Your skin starts repairing itself when you are asleep (1). The skin pores open up and a dermatological patching-up happens. But when you have your facial skin shrouded under thick inches of cosmetics, you are only asking for trouble. This will result in spots and acne breakouts. Gently exfoliating the skin at night will help to remove dirt and impurities that have settled on the skin and pores.

Farzan Mitu, a blogger, indulged in a cleansing oil ritual as part of her nightly skincare routine. These cleansing oils helped in makeup removal and provided a soothing facial massage. She shares in her blog, “Now cleansing oil is not only to be used for removing makeup. It can be used to just cleanse and massage your face. Massaging your face and neck with cleansing oil will also stimulate blood circulation to the face and it’s very important to . You can use extra virgin olive oil or pure coconut oil as cleansing oil too. They will help to remove makeup, dirt or buildups, moisturize and nourish your skin without stealing the natural oil from your skin (i).”

protip_icon Quick Tip
You can try nourishing, natural ingredients like coconut or olive oils to dissolve the makeup and then use a face wash.

2. Hand Cream Is A Must

Add hand cream to your beauty routine before bed
Image: Shutterstock

Beautiful hands can multiply your attractiveness. Hard to believe? Then try this!

Every night before hitting the bed, wash your hands with warm water and a mild soap. Pat dry with a soft towel, and then apply hand cream.

And now comes the most important part. Make sure you use a thick and less greasy hand cream. This will keep your hands moisturized during the night, and when you wake up next morning, you won’t be able to help but fall in love with your hands. Also, hand cream plays a role in reducing skin dryness and roughness (2).

Hence proved, hand cream is a must.

protip_icon Quick Tip
Natural oils and butters like coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and aloe vera gel are good substitutes for a commercial hand cream.

3. Toner Is A Double Must

Toner is to your face what your face is to you. Why? Because toning helps restore the natural pH levels of your skin. This ultimately makes your skin resistant to bacteria and other microorganisms, and also helps in cleansing your skin of dirt and impurities.

Simply apply a little amount of toner on a cotton pad, and gently rub it on your face and neck. Trust me, the next morning you will become even more pretty that you might even feel like kissing yourself.

protip_icon Quick Tip
Witch hazel, rosewater, green tea, mint, and apple cider vinegar are good ingredients you can opt for instead of a commercial toner.

4. Don’t Forget The Eye Cream

Add eye cream to your beauty routine before bed
Image: Shutterstock

Let me tell you something.

If there is anything in this world that has beauty that never wanes, it is a woman’s eyes.

And taking care of such elegance is definitely important, isn’t it? Remove all your eye makeup and apply a moisturizing eye cream before catching some Zzzzs! An eye cream can do a lot good to your eyes; ingredients like peptides in eye creams can moisturize and hydrate your eyes, and also reduce wrinkles and fine lines (3).

Just ensure you use a lightweight eye cream that contains antioxidants, caffeine, peptides and brighteners.

5. Tie Your Hair

Add hair tying to your beauty routine before bed
Image: Shutterstock

It’s always best to sleep with your hair tied. No, this is not my personal opinion. When you sleep with your hair tied into a bun, you can spare yourself the annoyance of tangles and knots in the morning.

Also, hair does contain oils and dirt that can get on your face, thereby resulting in acne breakouts and other issues (4). Now, you wouldn’t want that, would you?

6. Petroleum Jelly For Your Feet

Add petroleum jelly to your beauty routine before bed
Image: Shutterstock

Your feet – something that should be never ignored. They are undeniably a reflection of your personality, and you have to make sure they are immaculate. Always.

Wash your feet with warm water and pat them dry with a soft towel. Apply petroleum jelly on your feet and see them turn soft and beautiful in a matter of days! Petroleum jelly is generally used to prevent skin from drying (5).

7. Brush Your Teeth Every Night

Here comes one of the most important beauty rituals before bed. Beauty is not just a matter of outside, but of inside as well. If your breath doesn’t smell right, getting fashion advice even from Jennifer Lawrence or Paulina Vega wouldn’t make much of a difference.

So make it a point to brush your teeth every night before going to bed, and ensure you do it after a gap of 30 minutes post dinner. Also floss your teeth and rinse your mouth with warm water. One important point to remember is flossing should be done before brushing (6).

8. Start Using Silk Pillowcases

Will you believe even the pillowcases you use can determine your beauty? Well, you have to.

And there are two reasons.

One, silk contains a number of natural proteins and 18 essential amino acids that are beneficial to your skin. And two, unlike cotton pillowcases, silk pillowcases don’t give you those annoying silk-lines or silk-creases on your face.

9. Use Overnight Face Masks

These face masks work wonders on your skin while you sleep. For instance, try a hydrating mask with ingredients like hyaluronic acid for a moisture boost or a vitamin C mask to brighten your skin tone (7), (8).

These masks are packed with ingredients that deeply hydrate, repair, and rejuvenate your skin overnight. Apply a thin layer before bedtime and wake up to smoother, plumper, and more radiant skin. So, don’t miss out on this effortless beauty hack. Your skin will thank you and you will greet the morning with a fresh, glowing face that will make you smile at your reflection.

10. Get A Good Night’s Sleep

My mom says that I used to sleep for over 18 hours a day when I was just born. Given a chance, I would love doing the same even now.

*Just joking*

Anyway, coming to the point, we all know sleep is essential and provides relaxation. There is no doubt lack of sleep can cause dark circles and under-eye bags (9), two of the biggest disasters to anyone’s beauty. So ensure you get about 7 – 8 hours of sleep every night.

Also, make sure to shut down all electronics before you sleep. Mobile phones or television are a big no-no inside your bedroom.

It is important to take care of your skin at night. It is the ideal time to allow your skin to regenerate and repair itself. Your body is not subjected to daytime environmental stresses such as sunshine, pollution, and severe temperatures. Your skin receives a break from the day’s stresses as you sleep. You can incorporate a night cream and a face mask into your skincare routine to provide ultra hydration and rejuvenation to the skin.

Make the most of your nighttime hours to achieve the beauty sleep you require. Follow the important tips discussed in the article and incorporate the nine beauty routines before bed to rejuvenate and heal your skin and wake up looking younger and more beautiful.

Infographic: 5 Simple Beauty Habits To Follow Before Bed

The right habits can make a world of difference to your skin. As your skin is exposed to pollution and other aggressors during the day, the right tips can help your skin heal properly at night. Check out this infographic for simple beauty habits you can incorporate into your bedtime routine for healthy and smooth skin.

5 simple beauty habits before bed(infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Frequently Asked Questions

What serums should I use at night?

Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serums work great at night. They help lock the moisture in your skin and keep it hydrated.

Is it okay to skip skincare for a night?

A one-night break from your skin care routine will not cause significant damage. But you may wake up with dry skin that feels tight.

Is it good to apply oil on the face at night?

Yes. You can apply oil to your face at night because sebum secretion is low at that time.

Should I use hyaluronic acid at night?

Yes. You can use hyaluronic acid at night. It gets absorbed into your skin completely and offers long-lasting hydration.

Key Takeaways

  • Toning your skin to maintain your skin’s pH levels and applying eye cream may help keep your skin healthy and make you look beautiful.
  • Washing your hands and feet with warm water and mild soap and applying hand cream and petroleum jelly to your feet may reduce skin dryness.
  • We recommend you avoid all electronics before you go to bed, as it can promote a better sleep environment, rejuvenating your skin and restoring your radiance.
  • Maintaining good sleep habits and creating a relaxing environment for sleep may enhance your beauty and overall health.
beauty routine before bed

Image: Dall·E/StyleCraze Design Team

Unveil a treasure trove of amazing nighttime skincare tips that promise fresh and glowing skin. Embrace the beauty of self-care as you embark on this rejuvenating journey toward radiant skin with the help of the video below. So, check it out now!

Personal Experience: Source

Was this article helpful?
Dr. Priya Gill

Dr. Priya GillMBBCH, MRCP

Dr. Priya Gill is a consultant dermatologist in Klang, Malaysia, with over 16 years of experience. She specializes in the management of all medical and surgical dermatology issues and has a special interest in laser therapy and phototherapy. She has more than 25 publications in local and international journals to her name. She is passionate about public and patient full bio