Deciding the Perfect Night time Skin Care Routine
Wednesday 30 October 2019
It is very important to have a good skincare routine to make sure you have spot-free and flawless skin. You have to design a routine taking into account the skin conditions or issues that you are facing. Investing in high-quality skincare products can go a long way to increase the effectiveness and fulfil the purpose of having a good skincare routine. Then, of course, is the fact that you have to ascertain that you follow the routine every single day without fail.
Another thing that is very important to make sure that your complexion actually improves is to understand the correct sequence of using skincare products. In this article, we have created the perfect nighttime skincare regime, arranged in the correct order, that can help you bid farewell to any bad skin days.
Step 1: Clean Your Face and Remove Any Makeup
Cleaning your face is the first and important part of any skincare regime. You have to remove the accumulation of grime, dirt, and other debris from the very pores of your skin. When your pores get clogged, this leads to the appearance of blackheads and other blemishes. Most of us also use makeup on a daily basis which needs to be removed as well.
First, start with removing your makeup with either a makeup remover, makeup remover wipes, or micellar water. Take care to not be too harsh on the skin and especially your under-eye area. Avoid excessive tugging to not irritate your skin or cause premature ageing.
After removing your makeup, use a cleanser or cleansing oil and massage it into your skin and your neck. Take your time and use circular movements to massage the product into your skin which will, in turn, stimulate circulation. Rinse with warm water.
Step 2: Drop a Few Drops of Toner on a Cotton Pad and Apply to Your Face
Using a toner can be really good for your skin. Not only does it help to remove any leftover makeup residue or dirt, but it also helps to restore the pH level of your skin. These products typically have an alkaline base that makes this possible.
The trick here is to buy a toner that suits your skin type. The formula usually contains ingredients such as soy protein, green tea extracts, hyaluronic acid, tea tree oil, and so on. Using these can help you to reduce any inflammation, and tighten your pores improving your complexion to a considerable extent.
Step 3: Massaging a Serum Into Your Skin
Serums are the newest entry in the beauty market that can help to hydrate your skin while promoting cell turnover rates.
There is a common misconception that using a serum will block your pores. Well, if you use a serum formula that is non-comedogenic in nature, you will never have to worry about clogged pores. Also, serums do not really penetrate deep into the skin and help to repair the lipid barrier which is the topmost layer of the skin. This is also another reason why it cannot lead to breakouts.
Step 4: Applying Under-eye Creams
The skin near our eyes tends to age the fastest. This, in turn, creates a need to look after it to prevent any signs of aging from forming. Applying under-eye creams can definitely be fruitful when it comes to banishing wrinkles or crow’s feet.
These creams help to form a layer of protection and can encourage the production of collagen while hydrating the skin. Always apply eye creams with your ring finger and be extra gentle as well.
Step 5: Moisturize Your Skin for Deep Replenishment
Moisturization is, most certainly, quite an integral part of any skincare routine. Since we are discussing a nighttime regime, you need to use products that are more cream-based and contain retinol. You see, day moisturizers are lightweight and contain ingredients that do not irritate the skin even when being exposed to the sun.
On the other hand, night moisturizers have a heavier consistency which provides deep nourishment and intense hydration. Its formula also contains stronger ingredients such as retinol that can boost collagen production and hyaluronic acid to lock moisture into the skin membranes.
Step 6: Face Masks
Face masks are mostly a weekly affair but can help you give that extra TLC to your skin. We would personally recommend you apply face masks at least once or twice a week to improve your skin texture. You can use a brightening face mask, hydrating face mask, facial clay mask or a blemish reduction face mask—basically, there is a face mask for every skin issue.
Be careful to invest in good quality face masks that contain ingredients that suit your skin perfectly.
Step 7: Exfoliants
By using a facial exfoliator, you can remove the layer of excess oil that gets accumulated over time on our face. It is the presence of these two things that cause the skin to break out and give it a very dull appearance. Try to use an exfoliant to remove any dirt or grime giving you brighter and younger-looking skin. Stick to using facial exfoliants twice or thrice a week as over-scrubbing can irritate your skin. Something which you don't need at all.
We would like to point out that you should avoid exfoliants that contain harsh ingredients like walnut. If the walnut granules are on the finer side then it's okay. Otherwise, it is better to opt for a gentler product to protect your facial skin.
There you go! These are a few products that can help you create the perfect skincare routine that is specially designed as per your skin type and your skin needs. When you begin with this routine, it may take a little extra effort on your part but, with time, you’ll become habitual of the regime making it really easy to follow. Then, of course, is the fact that you will see visible results in your skin quality and texture.
Resources— Byrdie, Dermstore