You’ve finally found the right cleanser for your skin type, and you know how to wield it. You’ve even kicked that sleeping-in-your-makeup habit. But there’s one cleansing tweak that could boost your p.m. skin-care routine even further, and it has everything to do with timing.
Instead of waiting until right before you go to bed to wash off the day’s grime, you should be cleansing earlier.
How early, though? We’re talking when the sun starts to set.
Science lesson: Just like your body, your skin cells follow a circadian rhythm (aka internal clock). And because of this, your skin’s natural repair mechanisms start to kick in when it starts getting dark. That means while you’re winding down, your skin stem cells are hard at work creating new cells and replacing old ones.