by Agile Collaborator
There's nothing worse than waking up to find your skin dry, creased and tired, which is why it’s so important to make sure you have a proper nightly routine.

At HueVine, we know that time and dedication works wonders on your skin – and we’re not just talking about creams and serums (although, they’re important too!).

Here’s a list of things you can do to ensure you wake up with fresh, hydrated skin:

1. Clock at least 8 hours

Getting 8 hours sleep is important for keeping your skin looking fresh. Not having enough sleep can cause your blood vessels to dilate, leaving you with dark circles under your eyes, fine lines and lacklustre skin.

2. Turn off all your tech screens

Research shows that staring at a screen stimulates your brain activity, and can leave you buzzing long after you’ve shut it down, so turning your electronics off 30 minutes before you head to bed can be a great way to let your brain wind down before getting ready to sleep.

3. Have a cup of tea

Having a cup of herbal tea – like chamomile – will help to relax your mind and calm your thoughts before you head to bed. Meaning you’ll get your well-deserved shut-eye sooner than you’d ever dreamed.

4. Use a silk or satin pillow

It sounds like just an old wives tale, but sleeping on a silk pillow really can improve the quality of your skin. While cotton soaks all the moisture from your skin – as well as all those precious skin creams you’ve been using – and leaves fine lines and creases caused by the friction against your skin, silk and satin allows your skin to retain its moisture, and its slippery quality gives your skin the freedom to adjust with your movements.

5. Keep your skin clean

Washing your face with a good cleanser ensures that you’re removing dirt and dead skin from your pores and, believe it or not, actually makes your night cream work harder.

6. Use a good night cream range

Using a good range of anti-ageing eye cream skin care products with proven ingredients is really important for your skin’s health. Anti-ageing eye cream contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), the key ingredient across the entire range. AHAs encourage skin cell renewal through exfoliation, improve skin texture, facilitate absorption of moisturizers, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

So tonight, settle yourself down with a fresh face, a good book and a cup of tea and prepare for your skin to work wonders overnight.

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