I’d love to think that with a long, peaceful 8-9 hours of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ type of sleep I would wake up with flowy gorgeous hair, the sun shining, birds chirping and a smile on my face…yeah…not ever gonna happen!
Like most people, I stay up later than I originally planned…texting, answering emails and even pinning on one of my favorite apps for a couple hours before falling asleep by midnight knowing it’s going to be brutal waking up early…or if a kid wakes up in the middle of the night...let’s just say I’m a hot mess the entire next day!
Once it’s time to wake up to get the kids ready for school I’m already in dire need of a nap. Having a good night’s sleep is so very important to our bodies, our brain function and even our skin. So getting a good night’s rest is actually working on making you even more beautiful!
As you are getting your beauty sleep, your body is working hard allowing cells to repair themselves, regeneration of collagen, skin’s tightness as well as working on your body’s anti-aging. Sleep reduces your body’s stress hormone, Cortisol which causes discoloration and thinning of the skin. Melatonin is also released fighting your fine lines and age spots, and fights decreased hormone levels. But as our body is working hard, we are also losing moisture as we sleep which causes dehydrated skin…something that I make sure I’m always without!
A WONDERFULLY EFFECTIVE NIGHT TIME FACIAL MOISTURIZER FROM EltaMD
Besides the bottle water that I keep on my nightstand, every night there is also another product I use to avoid dehydrated skin and that is a really good night time facial moisturizer. I’ve been a fan of the eltaMD brand for quite some time now, especially since their products are made for everyone’s various skin types; they are fragrance free and feel wonderful on your skin.
One of my favorite EltaMD products is their EltaMD PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer that I apply every night before going to bed. This is one of my ultimate favorite night time moisturizers because once applied it absorbs nicely into your skin as you lay down not leaving a thick residue on your face. I don’t know about you but I sleep better if my face isn’t slimy and lotion isn’t getting all over everything (I think my husband can agree as he won’t even touch me if I have a ‘slimy’ face!).
The PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer is great for everyone’s skin type and is even safe for those with sensitive skin as it is oil free, fragrance free and noncomedogenic. This PM Therapy has so many benefits that help repair and restore the elasticity and vitality of your skin and helps greatly in the anti-aging process. The added ceramides strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier, the antioxidants improve your skin’s color, tone and its thioctic acid diminishes the signs of aging. EltaMD’s PM Therapy contains niacinamide (vitamin B3) which is an anti-inflammatory that reduces redness but also restores the suppleness of your skin. The rice protein peptides stimulate the cell growth and collagen formation while the hyaluronic acid retains moistures which improves the feel of your skin.
OVERALL THOUGHTS ON elta md PM THERAPY FACIAL MOISTURIZER
The elta md PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer was a great find and was very simple to use. After cleansing my face with a gentle cleanser and patting dry, I applied a pearl size dot to my cheeks, chin and forehead and massaged gently on my face and neck. My skin absorbed it nicely so I was able to relax in bed and move around without leaving any residue all over my pillows or even on my husband!
When I woke up, my skin felt so absolutely wonderful! It was very soft to the touch and I definitely noticed a difference after the first night of using the PM Therapy that my skin seemed much more moisturized and smooth. The longer I have used this product I am still very impressed with its ability to keep my skin hydrated throughout the night and just how nice it leaves it. I am able to wake up with a more even tone with minimal redness and most importantly my skin looks much more awake, rested and vibrant which is perfect for me and my horrible sleep routine! Even if I don’t get the recommended eight hours of beauty sleep at least my skin will look great as if I had!
This is a wonderful product and it has been highly recommended to all my family, friends and clients. You will surely throw out your old night time cream once you try elta md PM Therapy…you’re gonna be hooked!
Blog Written by askderm's Guest Esthetician
Stephanie Ivonne is a New Jersey licensed Esthetician. Her fun-loving, outgoing personality will shine through her product selections & reviews to help you discover the hottest skincare and beauty products.
When Stephanie is not scouring the internet for the next hot skincare product, she is a mother to two wonderful biological children, a dedicated foster mom and is devoted to her husband of 13 years.