WHETHER you fall asleep on the sofa or a sunlounger, the material could impact on the skin’s surface.
According to Dr Munir Somji, friction against your face, from whatever you are lying on, damages the outermost layer known as the skin barrier.
This results in excess water loss and dehydration which, in turn, causes your glands to go into auto response and produce more sebum.
Excess oils can lead to a build-up of bacteria and debris, clogging your pores resulting in spots.
SOLUTION: Use retinol – or bakuchiol, a natural alternative, – at night.
This will lock in moisture, tackle signs of ageing and target acne all at the same time. Dr Somji suggests an oil-based product to help retain moisture.