Late nights are often faced with lethargic routines, especially when it comes to skin care. After a hard day at the office or a long dinner date of cocktails, we know what it’s like – we can be pretty lazy when it comes to washing our faces before bed! With these five simple nighttime tips from Bonnie Phillips, founder of Oneeka Skin Care, you can be sure that your sleep leaves you with a fresh and glowing complexion in the morning.

1. Bye-bye panda eyes!
Eye makeup, such as mascara and eye shadow is generally the most difficult makeup to remove, and often neglected when it comes to washing the face. It’s essential to remove all eye makeup first to ensure that by the time your entire face is cleaned, there are no traces left behind – failure to do so can actually result in infections!

2. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse
It is so important to cleanse your skin every night to remove make-up, impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil. Not only this, but cleansing helps improve the health and radiance of your skin, so it’s imperative to find a brand that agrees with you.

3. Slap on that moisturiser
Invest in a great night cream and moisturise your face! Moisturisers, and specifically night creams ensure your skin is kept hydrated when you sleep. This is particularly important in dryer months, or if you are sleeping in an air-conditioned room. Go for a cream that includes naturally-derived products so not only will you miss a lot of the chemicals that many skin care products encompass, but you’ll look and feel naturally healed.

4. Make friends with H2o
By drinking water before you go to bed, your hormones, muscles, energy levels and joints become balanced. While you sleep, water has the time to reach every part of your body and replenish it fully, in turn leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in the morning.

5. Clean your sheets
Washing your face is not the only solution for clean skin. Pillowcases store dirt, oil and dead skin, so rubbing your skin against unwashed fabrics creates an ideal breeding ground for acne. As such, it’s essential to change your sheets frequently if you want beautiful, fresh skin in the morning!

What are your essential beauty rituals?