“You can’t create a youthful complexion later in life, you can only maintain the one you have now.” We have already stressed this point when we discussed the morning skincare routine. There are two skincare regimens: Morning (AM) and Night (PM). However, the night skincare routine is not as popular as the morning routine is. The morning routine has been widely discussed in the press and touted as the miracle pill in maintaining the age of your skin. But people seldom talk about its cousin: night routine! Just because it is not as popular as the AM routine, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your PM skincare regimen.
Like the rest of the body, our skin does the bulk of its repairing, restoring, and regenerating when we sleep so it is important to have a night skincare routine in order to maintain the age and health of our skin. So, let’s talk about it in detail.
Night skincare routine
Makeup remover: To get rid of the day’s dirt, grime, oil, and makeup, it is highly recommended to clean your face before applying anything onto it. Your eye area is the most sensitive skin on your face and is also the first area to show signs of aging. Avoid scrubbing this area and tug at this gentle area by using a dedicated makeup remover in a cotton pad. There are some makeup removing wipes that are saturated with enough product to be effective in removing your makeup and day’s dirt.
Cleanser: Cleansing your face after removing the makeup is very important. You can use a gentle cleanser to clean your face and neck. Use warm water to wash your face and then use the cleanser, as warm water will open up the pores and eliminate the dirt and sebum stored on your skin. You can also use the double cleanser method: Meaning, using a cleansing oil first followed by a cleanser. Double-cleansing ensures nothing blocks the open pores as you eliminate all the dirt and sebum collected in them.
Toner: Right after cleansing, use an alcohol-free toner. It will help in restoring the pH of the skin. Take a cotton ball and spray some toner over it. Gently pat the toner over your skin. Applying toner is beneficial for all those who have open pores problem and oily skin. If you have dry skin, opt for a softener to hydrate the skin.
Eye cream: Many of us overlook under the eye are and presume that a moisturizer is enough. But the skin surrounding your eyes is the thinnest and is likely to show the signs of aging the fastest. Choose those products that contain peptides and target the under-eye area, increase hydration, and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Aside from addressing dark circles and crow’s feet, the eye creams also protect your under-eye areas from the other skincare products that you apply.
Serum: Serums are the most potent and customizable step in your morning/night skincare routine. Because, depending on what issues you’re having with your complexion, you can determine what kind of serum you will need, like anti-acne, oil-control, anti-oxidant, vitamin c, retinol, hydration, etc. A serum delivers powerful ingredients directly to the skin.
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Moisturizer/Night Cream: A Moisturizer helps to lock in all the goodness that you’ve just put on your skin while maintaining the hydration level of your skin. Many people use the same moisturizer for day and night routines. However, night moisturizers or night creams are generally thicker and heavier and are designed to be absorbed over several hours. A good viscous moisturizer will help in sealing the effects of all the hard work that you have put into your night skincare routine.
Lip balm: Your lips are also likely to go through all of the day’s dirt and pollution. When you clean your face, wash your lips too. Complete the night skincare routine by applying a lip balm so that you wake up with smooth and soft lips the next day.
Your skin care routine must be very personal because you know your skin the best. What works for others may not work for you. Understand your skin and buy and apply products according to that.
We hope this article will clear all your doubts about the night skincare routine. Have a healthy, glowing, and younger complexion by giving importance to both AM and PM routines.