Who said skincare routines are only for day time? You can take care of your skin and pamper it even at night. In fact, there is a separate routine dedicated for night skincare.
But why at night? Isn’t day skincare enough? Night skincare routine is important because when you hit the bed, your skin finally gets a chance to repair and rejuvenate, and breathe bare. During your sleep, your skin cells get time to produce new ones to keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
Using mild products at night before going to bed can trigger the process of collagen production and activate skin cells to do their job.
The importance of beauty rest we hear in skincare is no myth. Your skin absorbs nutrients and all the good ingredients from skincare products better at night, as there are no disturbances.
By following a routine night skincare regimen, we can get plump, fresh and dewy skin that we aspire for. The best part is that the steps for this routine are very basic, yet super effective — so, don’t miss it out.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for the night skincare routine.
- Why do we need a night skincare routine?
- Advantages of doing nighttime routine
- 10 steps for a flawless skin
First, let us see why we need a night skincare routine.
Do we Require a Nighttime Skincare Routine?
The answer in short is yes! All of us diligently follow a systematic skincare routine for daytime, but forget to take care of our skin at night. In fact, how many of us even wash our face before going to bed?
The truth is, our skin needs skincare at night as much as during the day. This is because our skin being the largest organ, is exposed to sunlight, dirt and pollution. It is therefore essential to take care of our skin and cleanse our face — especially when we come in from outside. Otherwise these particles and bacteria clog our pores, which in turn, reduce collagen production. The result? Dull, acne-prone skin with pigmentation.
Of course, we don’t want this. So make it a point to follow a night routine, in addition to our usual day regimen. And watch yourself getting a glowing and clear skin. Our skin cells work best in the rest mode.
There is a big list of benefits that nighttime skin routine provides us.
Benefits of Nighttime Skincare Routine
At night, our skin produces less sebum. This means that your skin will retain moisture content, and there will not be any transepidermal water loss. When you wake up, your skin will feel fresh and hydrated.
Night skincare routine is beneficial for the skin as it promotes faster absorption of nutrients present in your skincare products. This is because your skin penetration levels are higher at night when compared to the day, and the skin cells work in full swing during rest mode.
If you have trouble with wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, try out a night skincare routine. This will give you a younger and clearer skin. The anti-aging ingredient in your skincare serums ]boosts collagen production. This produces new skin cells to replace the old ones. As a result, your skin looks younger and brighter.
Prevents skin damage
Since our skin is exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun during the day, and to other pollutants, it releases free radicals. This is the primary cause for acne. Having a good nighttime serum with antioxidants can reduce these free radicals on the skin.
Now, let’s look at the steps to follow for a basic night routine.
Guide to a Simple Night Skincare Routine
Step 1 — Remove makeup
One of the basic, yet important, night skincare routine is to remove your makeup. Sleeping with makeup on is a skincare sin, so don’t even think about it.
Makeup tends to clog our pores and leave residues, which can give rise to wrinkles, fine lines and even acne. So, remove your makeup before you hit the sack, no matter how tired you are.
Step 2 — Cleanse
Once you have washed your face and removed your makeup, the next step is to cleanse your skin. Cleansing is an essential part of both morning and night skincare routine.
Choose a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type. Make sure it is fragrance-free, so that it doesn't irritate the skin. A gentle cleanser will not strip your skin of essential nutrients and oil, but will get rid of dirt and other particles.
Step 3 — Use a toner
Your night face routine must include a toner if you want to upgrade your skincare game. People either consider toner as a golden grail or totally worthless. Nevertheless, it has benefits that are hard to miss. Toners infuse skin with nutrients, balances] pH, brighten tone, minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, and boost hydration.
Pro tip: use a Vitamin E-infused toner for best results.
Step 4 — Use serums
This is where you can customize your skincare product according to your skin concerns. It is best to use serums at night, away from sunlight, as they can make your skin sensitive, especially hyaluronic acid and retinol. Choose an oil-based serum if you have dry skin and a water-based one if you have oily skin. Take a few drops from the container and apply it on your face and leave it on.
Step 5 — Apply an eye cream
While there is a debate going about the benefits of eye creams, i you can use them once in a while in your regimen. Eye creams are helpful to treat dark circles, spots and wrinkles.
Step 6 — Moisturize
How can we forget this step? Moisturizing is the ‘abcd’ of skincare, which has to be followed everyday. It is the golden grail which protects your skin and keeps it hydrated. Moisturizing is for all skin types. It provides hydration and doesn’t let your skin dry up. Make sure to choose a light, gentle moisturizer which does not clog your pores.
Step 7 — Mask up
Mask up at night to give a little self-care time for yourself. Masks hydrate and make your skin glow. Since you will have time at night, putting on a mask according to your skin concern is the best way to end the day. If you have dry skin, use a hydrating mask. If oily, go for masks that contain aloe vera or neem.
Step 8 — Hydrate
If you have dry skin, place a humidifier near your bed. This will absorb the moisture and keep your skin hydrated. When you wake up in the morning, your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Step 9 — Use a lip balm
While we do so much for our skin, we should not forget our lips. Keeping them hydrated is equally important, and we can do this by applying a simple lip balm.
Step 10 — Drink water
Drinking water before going to bed has many health and skin benefits. If we cleanse our body internally, it will automatically clear our skin. Have a water bottle by your side to keep yourself hydrated during the night. Water flushes out toxins that prevent our skin from healing.
To wrap it up, both day and night skincare routine are essential for healthy and clear skin. Always choose products that are free from harsh chemicals.
Our brand provides a range of skincare products perfect for your night skincare routine. These are organic and free from side effects (the skintelligent way).
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