5 Things You Need To Know In Order To Wake Up Your Skin Each Morning

Having beautiful, glowing skin is something most of us want and it’s important to remember that to achieve it you have to look after yourself. Today however, there is so much advice out there for how to do it, that is can be slightly overwhelming. That’s why we have summarised the top five things you need to know in order to help you wake your skin up each morning.

1. Start The Night Before

Mornings can sometimes occur in a bit of a blur and skincare may not be your top priority. That’s why, having a strong night time routine, that actually works for your skin is crucial. Step one to this routine should be removing your makeup. Leaving it on allows all the dirt and toxins to clog your skin up whilst you sleep, causing breakouts and damaged skin cells.

Cleansing, moisturising and exfoliating the night before, ensures that your skin is well rested and looks fresh in the morning. However, you do need to make sure you have a routine that works for you, so it’s best to get professional advice to discuss your skin type and the kind of treatment that would work best for you each day.

2. Cold Water

Not only is cold water good for drinking to wake you up and get your metabolism going, it’s also amazing for waking up your skin. Splash some cold water on your face before you cleanse it in the morning. This will help you wake up and if you suffer from puffy skin, this is a great way to de-puff it!

3. Use A Morning Specified Moisturiser

Just like you need to get energised each morning, your skin does too. Using a morning specific moisturiser or serum can really help in making a difference in how plump your skin look and feels. These contain the ingredients needed to give you skin energy each morning. If your skin is looking particularly dull you can look into using an illuminating serum on top as well. These usually contain vitamins that work to even out your skin pigmentation and give you a fresh glow.

4. You Are What You Eat

Although this may be a cliché, it’s true. Making sure you have a nutritious, healthy breakfast can really affect the way your skin looks through out the day. Add a few extra antioxidants to your meal and help your body reenergise the skin from the inside out. And of course, don’t forget to drink lots of water! Hydration is one of the keys to healthy, glowing skin.

5. Use Face Masks

Whether that’s a deep nourishing mask the night before or a quick sheet mask in the morning, when you have the extra ten minutes, treat your skin to a mask. Masks are a great way to pamper yourself at home and you can pick and choose the kind of mask you want to use depending on how your skin is feeling that day.

For example a mud mask can be good in the evening to help clear out your pores of any dirt, whilst a tightening sheet mask can be good as a quick skin treatment in the morning, to prepare the skin for the day ahead. You definitely don’t need to do this every day, once or twice a week is sufficient. It’s also good to go to a dermatologist to get advice of the kind of masks you should be using, as these should be tailored to your skin type.

Those are our top tips to help you revitalise your skin each morning and make it look and feel fresh and awake! Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us today if you are unsure about where to start with your skin and we will help you figure out your personalised routine.

3 Ways To Tell If You Grind Your Teeth At Night

Realising that you grind your teeth at night can be a bit of a challenge as you are not awake for when it is happening.

Teeth grinding is more formally known as ‘bruxism’ and is the habit of grinding and clenching the teeth, in this case when you are asleep. There are lots of reasons why you might be grinding your teeth including stress, drug use, illness or even dehydration but if you suspect you might be grinding your teeth at night, the best thing to do is to consult the dentist.

But how would you know if you’re grinding your teeth at night? Here are our three tips to aid you in figuring it out.

1. Pain

If you grind your teeth at night, your muscles are strained and this can result in you suffering from neck pain, facial or jaw pain, teeth pain or even earaches. If you wake up with a headache most mornings or any upper body ache, it could be from teeth grinding as the movement irritates all the other muscles around your jaw.

If you’ve recently noticed your teeth become more sensitive, this might be from the grinding as well. The inside of your mouth can also be a tell-tale sign, for example if you notice that you’ve bitten your cheek or tongue during the night, this could be from clenching. If you find that you have trouble sleeping, this could also be caused by the tension in your jaw.

2. Ask If Others Can Hear You

Teeth grinding can at times be extremely loud and as it’s on going, it could wake up your sleeping partner or even someone in the room next to you. It’s an obvious way to tell you grind your teeth if others can hear you. And if your partner does wake up from it, get them to nudge you a little so that you can awake and try to relax your jaw as well.

3. Your Teeth Can Fit Together Like A Jigsaw Puzzle

If you have been grinding your teeth for a while now but aren’t aware of it, take a look at your actual teeth themselves. Do they look any shorter than usual? If you move your jaw around in certain ways, can you fit your teeth together as if it were a jigsaw puzzle? Are any of your teeth looking worn down or chipped? If you have fillings or crowns inspect them as well, are they still intact? If you notice anything slightly off, consult with your dentist as soon as you can.

Other signs can include feeling anxious at night or constantly feeling achy in the mornings. If you find you might be experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to consult the dentist as teeth grinding can lead to extreme dental problems if it isn’t diagnosed early. And as most people have very mild symptoms, it’s important to take these symptoms seriously.

After all getting a plate or mouthguard to protect your teeth is far less expensive than having to restore your whole smile. If you think you’re grinding your teeth at night, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us today.