One of the not-so-secret secrets of healthy and flawless skin is maintaining and following a good skincare routine. With its help, you can improve your complexion and texture giving you spotless and glowing skin.
The first step to making a good skincare routine is to understand the correct formula for your skin type. Once you get this figured out, you can proceed to buy products that can be a part of your nighttime skincare routine. The second step that you have to take into account is the correct sequence of using these products.
Below, we have arranged every skincare product in the correct order to help you care for your skin helping it heal throughout the night.
Step One- Remove Any Makeup
It’s important that you remove your makeup before you go to sleep. Not only will this help to prevent your pores from getting clogged, but it will also help your skin breathe.
There are so many ways in which you can remove your makeup in a few minutes. You can use a makeup remover, micellar water, or makeup removal wipes. If you don’t have these products, you can always use coconut oil or olive oil instead. Just remember to be gentle when removing makeup.
Step Two- Clean Your Face
Whenever you step out of the house, a layer of dirt, debris, and grime get collected on the outer dermis. Over time, excess accumulation can clog your pores which, in turn, can lead to blemishes like whiteheads or blackheads.
When you clean your face, you remove this dirty layer which also clears your pores. You can use a face wash, face cleanser, or even a cleansing oil for this purpose. Gently massage the product on your face and your neck using circular movements. Circular movements also help to stimulate blood circulation. Finally, using lukewarm warm clean your face.
Step Three- Dab Some Toner on Your Face
A lot of people assume that toner is an additional product that can be skipped. Well, it might be true for a select few, but we would recommend you to use it on a daily basis.
Having an alkaline base, a toner can help to remove any leftover makeup residue while simultaneously restoring the pH level of your skin.
The trick here is to make sure that you buy it or not that suits your skin type. Generally, these products contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, soy protein, tea tree oil, green tea extracts, and so on. These products have a soothing effect on the skin that can curb inflammation and tighten your pores. This will help to improve the overall texture of your skin.
Step Four- Leave the Serum to Absorb into Your Skin Cells
In comparison to the other products, a serum is a newer entry into the market. The main purpose of using this product is to hydrate your skin to promote cell turnover rates. This helps to make sure that the outermost layer of your skin can repair any damage throughout the night.
You don’t have to worry about serums clogging your pores because the formula that is created by beauty companies is mostly non-comedogenic in nature. Also, they mostly remain restricted to the lipid barrier which prevents deep penetration.
Step Five- Under-eye Cream for Extra Care
Our facial skin is already very delicate but, when compared to the area near our eyes, it is still a bit stronger. Since our eyes don’t really have muscle tissue, there is no support to the skin which makes it more prone to aging.
When you apply under-eye cream, you can add a layer of protection due to boosting the production of collagen in the area. This will help to increase the moisture level in the skin and, at the same time, it can diminish the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other fine lines. Try to look for products that contain anti-aging ingredients for the best results.
Using your ring finger, gently apply the product under your eye and massage it gently. You can even do yoga exercises to make your eyes look more awake.
Step Six- Rub Some Moisturizer on Your Face
While every single step mentioned before is important, you should give moisturization a bit more importance.
The best part about moisturization is that it helps to maintain the water level of your skin. Not only does this give you a hydrating and dewy appearance but it also expedites the process of repair and rejuvenation. This can also help to lock in moisture in the skin cells. Since we are discussing a nighttime skincare routine, you have to make sure you buy a face moisturizer that is specially formulated to be used during the night.
The difference between night creams and day creams is that the former contains stronger ingredients that have heavier consistency as well. Usually, night moisturizers contain anti-aging and highly nourishing skin ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and so on that can provide your skin with intense hydration and moisturization while aiding collagen production.
Step Seven- Putting on Face Masks
The best part about face masks is the sheer variety available in the market. Since there are a lot of people who love giving their skin a little extra care, this automatically becomes a must-have in the beauty regime. Always make a point to select face masks that suit your skin type and can help you kab the imperfections that you want to treat.
Step Eight- Using Exfoliants Weekly
Facial exfoliators can help remove excess sebum, oil, and dead cells that get collected on our face over a period of time. Dead cells especially can make your skin breakout due to which you can get a lackluster look on your face.
Using facial exfoliators can help to remove any debris or dirt revealing radiant and younger-looking skin. Having said this, we would also like to point out the importance of not over-exfoliating your skin. Failing to do this might result in inflammation.