Night shift work is a typical job and can be stressful for the body. The working hours are usually between 11 pm and 7 am but can vary depending on the job. There are many jobs requiring night shifts, including nursing and healthcare, law enforcement, cleaning and security and even work-at-home jobs.
Night shift workers must adjust their sleeping patterns and often struggle with fatigue during the day. For this reason, they need to take care of their skin correctly before they go to bed.
Here are some tips for skincare at night:
Wash your face before going to work: It is essential to remove any dirt or makeup from your face before going to bed, as this can clog up your pores, causing them to become inflamed and irritated. To avoid this, wash your face thoroughly with a facial cleanser containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide (these ingredients help unblock pores). Rinse off with warm water, then pat dry with a towel before putting on moisturizer or eye cream if you have any wrinkles around your eyes. Apply these products gently so as not to irritate your skin further.
2. Exfoliate once a week: Exfoliation removes dead skin cells. This also helps in getting rid of dead and dry skin. Make sure your exfoliator is paraben-free to make it gentler on the skin, such as Matykos Beauty Black and Green Mask.
3. Refresh as often as possible. Applying 24k gold under-eye and forehead patches keeps your skin safe and protected from severe dryness due to staying awake all night.
4. Take your Vitamins. Nourishing your body with the right supplement, especially with iron-enriched vitamins, will help guard your skin against fatigue.
5. Take a light snack. Munching a healthy midnight snack and low-fat milk will provide your skin with the nutrient to keep it glowing and moisturized.