Nightly Skin Routine: Seven Tips

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.
Nightly Skin Routine: Seven Tips

Last update: 01 June, 2021

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

The American Academy of Dermatology says that we must know our skin type in order to choose the right products and care according to its characteristics. Therefore, first of all, it’s advisable to know if we have oily, combination, dry, normal or sensitive skin.

Once we’ve defined this, we can search the market for products that adapt to our needs. Then, we can incorporate them into our night skin care routine. What should we take into account?

1. Skin Routine: Always Remove Makeup

Nightly skin routine.
A proper facial cleansing routine allows us to remove those impurities that remain on the surface of the skin. Thus, we reduce the risk of imperfections.

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.

As highlighted by a publication in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, many of the cosmetic products we use aren’t water-soluble and, therefore, washing the skin isn’t enough to remove them. Therefore, we should choose cleansers that have substances with this capacity and that, in addition, don’t cause skin irritation.

  • 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.
  • We can also complement cleansing with soaps, creams and exfoliating products. The latter should only be used once or twice a week.

2. A Tonic for Fatigue

The nighttime skin care routine should also include a toner to combat signs of fatigue and complement cleansing. According to information in Dermatology Times, there are currently formulas for every skin type: dry, oily, acne-prone, among others.

The ideal is to choose the one that best suits your needs. Thus, they can help us to deeply clean the pores, balance the skin and moisturize the complexion.

  • We recommend opting for deep cleansers that are also exfoliants that don’t contain alcohol. Alcohol provides a sensation of freshness but dries out and damages the skin in the long term.
  • We can find some natural ones. The most popular are rose, rosemary and witch hazel.

3. Use the Right Serum for Your Skin

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The serum is a product that is applied just before the moisturizer and is characterized by a high concentration of nutrients. It can be applied in the morning and at night, although before bedtime is the most effective time.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology concluded that the use of serum, combined with washing and moisturizing, helps treat photodamaged skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The type of serum will depend on what we want to provide to the skin. The most common ones contain hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamins A, B or C, coenzyme Q10, etc.

4. A Cream Just for the Night

Starting at the age of 25 or 30, you can begin using a specific nighttime moisturizer. You must keep in mind that the facial cream that you apply during the night isn’t the same that you use during the day. During the night hours, thanks to rest, your skin will absorb nutrients much more efficiently than during the day.

Therefore, in addition to moisturizing, this type of product helps combat aging. There are formulas with different components, choose one that suits your skin type, age and needs.

5. Use an Eye Contour Cream

Eye creams are unlikely to eliminate existing wrinkles. However, including them in the nighttime routine can be helpful in protecting this delicate area of the face.

A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that four weeks of treatment with such products can help improve the smoothness of periorbital skin and diminish the appearance of larger wrinkles.

6. Massage is Most Effective

Good skin routine.

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 concerning a good night rest:

  • Your bedroom should be completely dark, without any lights.
  • Before going to sleep we should try to let our minds go blank, forget our worries and relax our face.
  • If we have problems with facial swelling, when we get up we can try to use cosmetics with a lighter texture, as well as a slightly higher pillow.
  • Sleeping fewer hours than we need affects the appearance of the face. However, sleeping too much also makes us look tired the next day.

Still not using these night care products to keep your skin radiant? Keep them in mind from now on to promote skin health. Also, don’t forget to consult your dermatologist regularly.

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