Dr Hadley King in Glamour: Bedtime Beauty Routine

Maintaining a diligent bedtime beauty routine and getting a good night’s rest is essential for vibrant, healthy skin. But many people are sabotaging their beauty sleep with common bedtime beauty blunders.

To learn more about the skin care mistakes you may be making before bedtime, Glamour’s Lipstick writer Beth Shapouri recently interview Dr. Hadley King of SKINNEY Medspa for the article “7 Mistakes You’re Making During Your Nighttime Beauty Routine.” Check it out below:

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Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 1: Sleeping in Your Makeup

“Mistake 1” according to glamour is “Not taking off your makeup. You know you should. Don’t pretend like you don’t. Allow Dr. Hadley King, dermatologist at Skinney Medspa to lay out the consequences of skipping it: “This will clog pores and leave free radicals on the skin, which can cause acne, create a duller complexion, and contribute to aging.” Yikes. If you really can’t handle doing a full wash, makeup remover wipes will do.”

If you are not convinced yet about the importance of removing your makeup before you go to sleep at night, check out this article from Women’s Health Magazine featuring Adriano Martino : MAKEUP TIPS: WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON

Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 2: Using Day Time Moisturizer at Night

Glamour reminds its readers that day time moisturizer commonly contains sunscreen and is unnecessary for night time skin rejuvenation.

Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 3: Not Flossing

Glamour is not just looking out for their reader’s oral health, flossing at night also helps you look younger, reducing inflammation and the “long in the tooth” appearance associated with getting older.

Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 4: Letting Your Hair Down

People who are prone to acne breakouts should consider putting their hair up at night, according to Glamour. The oil from your hair can clog your pores, especially if that hair is brushing up against your face all night.

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Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 5: Not Using Retinoids

Mistake 5, according to Glamour is “Leaving out a retinoid. Says Dr. Hadley, ‘This is the single most effective anti-aging topical product (other than sun block), and as long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you should be applying one before you go to bed.’ “

Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 6 Skipping the Facial Massage

You’ve been told not to rub your face, but a nightly massage can clear up congestion according to Glamour.

Bedtime Beauty Mistake # 7: Exfoliating Too Often

It’s said that “Moderation is key in all things,” but this is especially true for exfoliating. Glamour reminds its readers to keep the exfoliation down to twice a week to protect capillaries from rupturing.

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