1. Never go to bed with make up on

    We are all guilty of doing this every once and  awhile, but what if I told you, your mother was right! Washing your face before bed is a MUST! Not only does not doing this step cause clogged pores which creates buildup of dirt and oil causing blackheads, not washing your face can cause premature aging! Dun. Dun.. Dunnn!  Women wear make up to make themselves look younger, so stop being lazy and wash away the debris because by not doing so you are actually creating opposite affect long term!

  1. Change your bed sheets

    Frequently changing your bed sheets should be an extremely important step in your skin care routines. If you are one of those people who are guilty of habit #1, this is a double whammy if you’re not washing your sheets frequently, for when you hit the sheets each night you are distributing make up and dirt onto your pillowcase, so even if you wash your face the following evening it doesn’t matter because you already placed your head on top of all the dirt and grime. YUCK! If you are a sufferer of acne or blemishes try washing your pillow cases every 2-3 days- you may find that your low frequency of doing laundry is what’s causing your skin to break out.

  1. Pull your hair back at night

    Think of your hair as a trap for dirt, grime and filth that follows you throughout your day. Your hair already produces its own oils, so combined with all of the environmental radicals not pulling your hair back allows your skin to soak up the days remains at night.  Not to sound disgusting but let’s pull your dirty mop back before you go to bed to be sure.

  1. Choose the right Sleeping position

    The obvious choice is sleeping on your back. From a standpoint on anti-aging, sleeping on your back helps prevent wrinkles by not having your face being force against a surface. By sleeping in this position you will reduce the chances of break outs and the cause of wrinkles. The less contact your face has with a pillow, the smaller the opportunity for shear, compression and stress forces to create and reinforce wrinkles.

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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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