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The things you do at night affect your disposition in the morning. Drunk texted an ex? Good morning, regret. Binged watched You instead of working on your presentation? Panic at the breakfast table. In the same way, how you treat your skin before going to bed makes a difference in how it looks when you wake up. If you want better skin in the morning, every morning, follow this night skincare routine and free up your storage for the #wokeuplikethis selfies you’ll inevitably be taking.

Double Cleanse

may sound unnecessary, especially since you probably don’t wear lots of makeup anymore, but it helps. Usually, washing your face at night is not enough. The first step is to cleanse with an oil-based product, which releases makeup products such as powders and pigments, sebum, dirt, and bacteria from your pores.

The second step is using a water-based cleanser like POND’S Orange Nectar Jelly Cleanser. This light cleanser has a unique jelly formula that removes dirt and oil from the skin without drying it out. It also delivers intense hydration and leaves the skin with a radiant glow. A few weeks of double cleansing as part of your night skincare regimen will show on your skin.

Up the Ante of Your Products

For your night skincare routine, you want to use more potent products with active ingredients, such as and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients can help strengthen the skin barrier while you sleep by keeping it hydrated.

Give your cells a boost while sleeping with POND’S Age Miracle Ultimate Youth Night Cream. This hardworking night cream has 15x more retinol-C and niacinamide to help improve cellular renewal and give you youthful-looking skin in the morning. 

Use a Gua Sha

It’s not just an Instagram trend. A is a centuries-old tool used in traditional Chinese healing that delivers various benefits. One is increased lymphatic flow, which can mean no puffiness in the morning. It’s also said to improve the appearance of dark and give the skin a youthful glow.

To use a gua sha, first, make sure that it’s clean by washing it with soap and water. Apply essence or serum on a clean face to help the tool glide smoothly without too much scraping or friction. However, keep in mind that the traditional use of a gua sha is precisely for scraping, which can help stimulate regeneration. So don’t worry too much about it. Use upward motions, keeping the tool as flat against your skin as possible.

Drink Water Before Bed

Hydration may not seem like a usual step in anyone's night skincare routine, but it offers a lot of contribution.

It may not seem like it, but your body continues to work hard while you sleep. If it’s warm, you sweat to stay cool, which also flushes out excess salt and toxins from your body. Drinking water before going to bed helps keep you hydrated through the night, so you wake up looking well-rested. It also aids in digestion as well as improves your mood, according to a study published in the National Institutes of Health. If it disrupts your sleep, try to drink water two hours before sleeping.

Try this night skincare routine to get better skin in the morning. These steps have a direct effect on the way your skin looks the next day. However, making them a habit can help make your skin healthier in the long run.