Nightly Skin Routine: Seven Tips

29 March, 2019
Even if you don't wear makeup, the cleanliness of your face is essential. Establishing a nightly skin routine will allow you to have a much healthier and younger complexion.

A nightly skin routine is just as important – or even more important – than the steps you take before leaving your home every morning. If you want beautiful skin, then it’s essential to take care of your skin morning and night.

In this article, we’ll share seven tips that must be done in a nightly skin routine. In less than 10 minutes and with the right products, you’ll be able to prepare your face for a restful and revitalizing rest.

Nightly Skin Routine

1. Skin Routine: Always Remove Makeup

Removing make-up.

The first step in a skin care routine at night is the most important step of all.

You must remove makeup before proceeding to prepare your face to rest. If you don’t remove the traces of makeup you’ll block your pores and wake up looking blah.

You can opt for a dense and oily makeup remover if you use a lot of semi-permanent cosmetics. In contrast, for the most superficial and natural makeup, you can use a more fluid and lighter product.

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2. Use a Mild Skin Cleanser

Even if you don’t wear makeup, the second step here is to deeply cleanse your skin. This way, you eliminate dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells that could give a dull appearance to your skin.

Nowadays, there are mild soap and cream cleansers and even some deep cleansers that are also exfoliants. The important thing is to use one that doesn’t contain alcohol or strong components, as they could alter the pH and natural oils of your skin.

3. A Tonic for Fatigue

Next, your nightly skin routine should include a tonic to relieve the signs of tiredness from the day. The tonic closes your pores, balances and provides hydration to your skin.

We recommend opting for a product that doesn’t contain alcohol, as this’ll provide a sensation of freshness but won’t damage your skin.

Furthermore, there are some natural tonics that you can use, among them rose water, rosemary, and witch hazel.

4. Skin Routine: Use the Right Serum for Your Skin

Serums are products that you apply just before a moisturizer and contains a high concentration of nutrients. You can apply it in the morning and at night. However, before going to bed it is the most effective time to apply it.

The type of serum you use will depend on what you want to get out of it. The most common ones contain hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamins A, B and C, coenzyme Q10, etc.

5. A Cream Just for the Night

Night cream.

Starting at the age of 25, you can start using a specific nighttime moisturizer. You must keep in mind that the facial cream that you apply during the night is not the same you use during the day.

During the night hours, thanks to rest, your skin will absorb nutrients much more efficiently than during the day. That’s why this cream has to include more nutrients.

In addition, day creams usually have sunscreens but not much concentration of nutrients. For this reason, although you can definitely use it at night, you won’t get the same benefits.

Even though you’ll have to invest in two creams, keep in mind that they’ll also last twice as long.

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6. Massage is the Most Effective

If you have a few more minutes to complete your nightly skin routine, then, you should massage your face. Or, even better, get your partner, a friend, or family member to do so for greater relaxation.

A facial massage is the best remedy to relax the face and get rid of tension. Moreover, it also provides firmness to the skin and activates circulation. This way, your skin will also better absorb the products that you applied in the previous steps.

7. Get Enough Rest

Finally, to complete your routine, don’t forget these final tips:

  • Your bedroom should be completely dark (without any lights) when you sleep. This includes those from your cellphone and computer.
  • Try to sleep face up, as this is the best posture to prevent wrinkles.
  • Before going to sleep, try to clear your mind, forget about your worries and relax your face.
  • If you have facial swelling problems when getting up, then try wearing lighter-textured cosmetics, and use a slightly higher pillow.
  • Sleeping fewer hours than you need affects the appearance of our face. However, sleeping too much will also give you a tired look the next day. Find the perfect balance for your health.

Remember, health equals beauty, and there’s no way around this.

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