By Jason Croxford

Well for all the chronic snooze-button hitters, the late risers, or the just-five-more-minute types, we have good news: beauty rest isn’t just an empty term.

Your alarm goes off. Your fingers fumble around in the morning light until you finally find the snooze button for the first – or maybe second … or third time. And then the guilt sets in.

Well for all the chronic snooze-button hitters, the late risers, or the just-five-more-minute types, we have good news: beauty rest isn’t just an empty term. It’s actually a thing. When you sleep, your body recharges – and so does your skin. It’s easy to forget that the skin is a living breathing, organ. And it works like one too. You won’t ever notice it, but during the day your skin is gradually building up toxins from the sun, pollution, or stress. The more sleep, the better your body’s ability to expel those toxins. This happens through a series of biological processes that naturally occur throughout the night. During the first two hours of sleep, the body releases human growth hormone that helps restore skin. Over the next two hours, the body produces melatonin, which fights off damaging free radicals. And finally, during the next three hours, cortisol kicks in to relax the muscles, freeing your skin to completely recharge. In other words, get a full night’s rest and your skin will thank you in the morning.

Maximize your beauty rest with a nightly routine. 

A nightly skin routine isn’t about protecting your skin during the night – it’s all about amplifying the natural beauty enhancing processes that happen while you’re asleep. By giving your skin the nourishment it needs before the lights go off, you’re turning the beauty benefits on. It’s what the TrueScience Beauty System was designed to do. Here’s how it works.

Step 1: Double cleanse your face. 

Washing your face not once, but twice right before bed might seem slightly insane. It’s not. But for double cleansing to work, you need the right cleanser. Trying it with your typical over-the-counter variety usually results in dry, damaged skin.

First, wash your face with TrueScience Facial Cleanser with warm water in order to eliminate the surface level sweat, bacteria, and old skin cells. Then wash your face a second time with cold water. This delivers a much deeper clean into your pores and removes any impurities. To enhance your results, use a facial roller.

Step 2: Rebalance your skin’s protective barrier. 

Your skin comes with a built-in protective barrier to counter the visible effects of the environment. Remember that your skin is exposed to environmental assaults throughout the day? A healthy protective barrier helps fend them off to maintain a more youthful appearance, but that means replenishing the protective barrier at night.

After cleaning your skin, pour approximately one teaspoon of TrueScience Perfecting Lotion into your palm and gently apply it to your face, neck, and décolletage. What makes this product so amazing is that it’s ethanol-free and contains Nrf2 technologies designed to enhance the beauty of your skin by promoting a youthful glow and even tone to your skin while protecting it from environmental assaults at the same time. It’s redefining what skincare is capable of.

Step 3: Don’t forget about your eyes. 

It’s easy to forget about the delicate skin around your eyes. It’s also easy to overdo it, too. Applying just the right amount of TrueScience Eye Serum right before bed firms the skin, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness. Just add a pea-sized amount to the back of your hand and then rub it gently around the orbital bone and eyelid.

Step 4: Lock in the moisture. 

TrueScience Anti-Aging Cream works wonders while you sleep because it applies both moisture and protection. The Nrf2 technologies promote younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Don’t be afraid to apply a lot of it to your skin before you sleep. You’ll be happy you did. Trust us.

Step 5: Drink warm water before bed.

Warm water?? Yuk! We know what you’re thinking but hear us out. A glass of hot or warm water right before bed helps detox your body and improve digestion. That’s because it increases the blood circulation critical to breaking down waste. It also helps you sweat more (a really good thing at night). If a glass of warm water sounds unbearable, make it more palatable by adding a slice of lemon.

Better skin throughout the day actually starts at night. Having a ritual is more than skin deep. It’s an amazing way to enhance your skin’s natural beautifying processes that happen once you close your eyes. But quality and consistency is the key. And this is what makes the TrueScience Beauty System so unique. It’s a collection of safe, high-quality products designed to work together, so you won’t feel as guilty getting your beauty rest.