We all know how important it is to have a skincare routine to maintain your healthy and youthful glow. But it’s not only applicable during the day. You also need to have a skincare routine at night as it is the best time to apply skincare products. Overnight, our skin heals itself and the products we apply at night penetrates and is easily absorbed by our skin. Below are some simple yet effective nighttime skin care routine you could follow.
1. Use a cleanser
Your first step in your nighttime skin care routine should be to use a cleanser in order to take off your make up and to remove any impurities from your skin. If you take a shower at night, it’s a great idea to cleanse your face after you have a shower as hot steam opens up your pores so your cleanser will be more effective.
2. Apply toner to your face
Contrary to popular belief, cleansers and toners should be used together and you shouldn’t forgo using a toner, just because you cleanse your face every day. It’s well worth using a toner to clean your pores and to shrink the size of your pores and to remove any traces of dirt which were not removed from your cleanser.
3. Next, apply eye cream to your under eye area
Once you’ve successfully applied toner to your face, apply a rice-sized amount of eye cream underneath each of your eyes in order to reduce the appearance of any wrinkles which you may have developed. Applying an eye cream is a great idea as it will boost your skin’s collagen production which will ensure that the area under your eyes looks as firm, smooth and youthful as possible.
4. Use a face oil
Once you’ve applied your eye cream to your under eye area, it’s time to squirt a few drops of face oil onto the back of your hand, which you can then apply to your face. Face oils provide a wide variety of benefits. As an example, some face oils will hydrate your skin and will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sunspots. Just be sure not to use too much face oil as you don’t want your face to appear oily.
5. Apply a hydrating moisturizer or night cream
The last step in your new nighttime skin care routine should be to apply a hydrating moisturizer. A quality night cream is thicker and more hydrating than day creams and will soak into your skin as you sleep.
Just don’t forget to apply your moisturizer or night cream to your neck as it is one of the first parts of your body other than your face to show signs of aging. So if you want your neck to look smooth and crease free as you age, there’s no better time to start applying a night cream to your neck than the present.
In order to avoid getting cream on your pillows and to ensure that your night cream soaks into your skin, it’s a great idea to get into the habit of sleeping on your back instead of on your stomach or on your side.
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