There is no such thing as effortlessly glowing skin. Maybe when women were younger, in their early twenties, or just coming out of puberty, skincare was easy. Women didn’t need much, they had that natural vibrancy to their skin and could do with the bare minimum effort. As you get older, you realize you need a lot more care to maintain that healthy and natural glow.
This is where your skincare routine comes into play.
Usually, there are two types of basic daily skincare routines that women should do to maintain their skin. They involve nearly the same steps, except the night time skincare routine does not need sunscreen. There is no sun, so why protect yourself against it? Read the article to find out the 7 main steps to creating an effective night time skincare routine.
Your Daily Night Time Skincare Regimen
Step 1: Apply Cleanser
First, use a cleanser or a cleansing oil to remove all the excess oil, makeup and grime that has been collecting on your face throughout the day. Do not put any products before removing the gunk or else you’ll break out into acne. Then, wash your face.
Step 2: Apply Toner
Toners are gentle hydrating products that prime or prepare your skin for the products you will apply to your skin. They are especially necessary for those with sensitive skin to help soothe their face and absorb all the moisturizer from the following steps.
Step 3: Use Face Serum
Serums are to be used sparingly. They are very different from moisturizing creams, so do not apply them the same way. Take a small drop on the palm of your hand and spread it across your face evenly, gently massaging it into your skin. That one tiny drop comes enriched with antioxidants, nutrients and hydrators to uplift your skin.
Step 4: Apply Eye Cream
Eye cream helps especially at night, because your body recovers most when you’re asleep. Apply eye cream gently on the bags under your eyes and be very gentle.
Step 5: Spot Treatment
If you have any scarring or spots, or would like to get rid of blemishes, using a spot cream for your night time skincare routine can do wonders. Just dab it onto the area you want to cover and leave it for a minute to dry.
Step 6: Finally, the Moisturizer
Use the moisturizer that suits your skin best. If you have extremely oily, dry or sensitive skin, ideally refer to a dermatologist to get yourself the best one for your face. Moisturizer is essential for your skin, so it needs to be included in your day and night skincare routine.
Step 7: Face Oils
Face oils lock in all the moisture and hydrating properties from the creams and serums you have applied before and help it absorb into your skin. It increases the efficacy of the products you use.
If you don’t have access to all the material listed out above, fret not. There is always a shortcut skincare routine that you can do. The three things you must never forget though, and never skip out on – your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer!
Follow these 7 simple steps for a happy, healthy and glowing face!