A night-time skincare routine is essential. Since the skin is both rejuvenating itself and able to absorb the products you apply, the evening is the best time to target specific skin issues, including UV damage, inflammation from conditions such as acne and rosacea, hyperpigmentation, as well as collagen, elastin, and hydration loss.
South African actress, and professional make-up artist, Keabestwe Mashugane shares her night-time skincare routine:
- Pre-cleanse (for make-up wearers) using a make-up remover
- Cleanse (I use a gentle exfoliator at night)
- Eye Cream
- Night Moisturiser
Additional to her daily routine, she also has weekly routines:
- Lip scrub – “I use a mixture of natural ingredients. (This is a firm favorite for me because my lips are always dry and peel all the time) Sugar, coconut oil, and honey. Mix to form a paste and apply to lips to scrub using your fingers to massage. Wipe off with a warm cloth. Then use a lip moisturizer”.
- Peel off mask
- Steam (once/twice a week) While steaming daily may be harmful to the skin, this is discretionary because steaming (with eucalyptus oil) is used as a preventative method for COVID-19; especially with possibly daily exposure.
Aside from these, good habits Keabestwe Mashugane includes these useful beauty tips:
- Drinking water.
- Taking vitamins
- Get a good night’s sleep on a satin pillowcase and scarf.
[Supplied article | Photo/image by Thabang. R]