Have you ever looked in the mirror in the morning to find that your skin has visibly aged years overnight? Love, you need some water on the inside and out. Time to throw yourself a moisturizing intervention!
If you’re noticing a visible difference in your skin when you wake in the morning, or at the end of the day, you are almost certainly dehydrated on a cellular level. Don’t sweat it, we’ve all been there. Our bodies undergo hundreds of major restorative processes in our sleep. While we snooze, our skin is busy with cellular repair during those deepest sleep cycles. Because we’re not drinking water during that seven to eight hours of beauty sleep we are for sure all getting…and our internal, daily recovery processes are in full swing, we can wake dehydrated. Not to worry; skin is a resilient wonder and we’re on it. Grab a glass of water and let’s have a ‘skin care is self-care’ party.
While you sip the magical elixir of life and make plans for how you’ll dupe yourself into drinking even more water, also consider your evening routine. After a long day, our skin has been exposed to countless pollutants, toxins and UV radiation - all of which are clinging to a layer of makeup and naturally occurring oil. Not only is this a lot to heave on the night shift of skin repair, this is quite the nasty party on the molecular level (and not the good kind of nasty.) We are all in the same predicament: How do I cleanse off the nasty and keep the good stuff?
Your first skincare step needs to take off the makeup and the gunk of the day, but must leave your delicate, protective skin barrier intact. Skincare begins with cleansing and removal! So why are so many of us settling for a makeup remover and cleanser that does more harm than good?
When one of your restorative skin care steps is an undercover skin chemistry nightmare, then your army of luxury products are wasted on a pitiful attempt at skin-recovery. Without a skin-friendly removal step, the rest of your skincare can only hope to provide some relief from the damage of the day. Even the fanciest products can only bring your skin back to a healthy baseline. This leaves no chance of treating, restoring or nourishing your skin. One step forward, two steps back will never produce dewy, glowing, healthy skin. And babe, don’t you deserve to look and feel gorgeous?
Choosing a cleanser that is suited to your skin and your makeup is the best way to start your nighttime skin routine. The STRIP team knows that skincare begins with the right remover. They also know that one size fits almost no one, so the line-up of the Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover, Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover, and the Better Than Naked Premium Cotton Cleansing Wipes were specifically formulated to suit your unique skin type. TLDR: these products and the creators know that your skin deserves something better.
When you begin with a cleanser that serves your skin, then your products are free to do their best work. Your future face will thank you.
I’m off to cleanse the grime of the day off my face with the magical Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover and put on my favorite night oil so that tomorrow, I know that I’ll wake up looking like a well-slept infant having cared for my body, mind, and skin.
Sweet Dreams and Happy Cleansing from your sibling in skin science,