Be it a long day at work, a tightly packed event or just a whole day of meeting people, as soon as you get home, you know that you are tired. Your muscles feel sore and all you want to do is get in your comfy clothes and go to sleep. But guess what, apart from you, your skin is tired too. All-day of wearing makeup, being in the sunlight, pollution, and germs can cause your skin to irritate and look pale and also age faster. To avoid this, many people put up a long 30-minute gala for their nighttime skincare routine applying layers and layers of chemicals and lotions and whatnot. But don’t worry, we won’t ask you to tire yourself out by advising you to put up and entire different 30-minute skincare routine for yourself, instead we are here to tell you just the crucial steps involved in a perfect night skincare routine, which are bound to make your skin happy without really consuming all of your precious time.
Here are the steps you need to follow for the perfect night time skincare routine:
- Proper Cleansing
With all that bucket load of pollution and dirt on your face, you don’t want to wake up to a pimple, tomorrow right? Well, it requires proper cleansing of your face. If you sleep with a dirty, germ-loaded face you are bound to invite skin problems and dull skin undoubtedly. We would recommend you to go with the double cleanse regularly. This involves the first step, which is removing your makeup efficiently. You can use a balm or oil-based makeup remover for this step. Remove all the makeup on your face using it.
Proceeding to the second step, you need to cleanse your face yet another time now. This time, use a water-based remover or a foaming face wash. Cleanse your face thoroughly using this. This will ensure the removal of any left-over makeup on your face and deep cleanse your pores and open them right up for the skin to breathe.
We cannot even begin to emphasize this enough; ladies do not skip the toner! Toner is beneficial and crucial in all your skin care routines, period. Using a toner helps balance the pH of your skin, clearing out any leftover makeup on your face, and of course, preparing the skin for the other forthcoming steps in the skin care routine. After cleansing your face, pat dry with a towel. Use about a quarter-sized amount of toner and apply it to your face gently. You can also use one of those spray toners available in the market.
Serums too are a necessary step if you want your skin to look young, fresh and glowing. Serums are basically lightweight moisturizers that will penetrate into your skin and deliver the active ingredients more efficiently. You can also use target-based serums for your skin too. Serums are available in different formulas to help cope with your different skin problems like acne, aging, dryness, etc. Always focus on getting hydration and regeneration serums for your skin. Apply serums and gently massage it into your skin every night before going to sleep.
Including face oils in your skin care routine is also a crucial step for healthy-looking skin. Oils enable your skin to combat the production or overproduction of sebum and any pore-clogging, that might lead to blackheads or breakout. It also helps with enlarged pores for those with combination or oily skin. Using oil will also moisturize your skin effectively, provide nourishment and soften it.
It goes without saying that you really, really need to lock all the skincare products you used by using a moisturizing cream at the last step of your skincare routine. Moisturiser will also nourish your skin, making it soft and supple overnight so that you wake up to a better-looking skin the next day.
These are all the steps you need to follow for a healthy, young glow on your skin. Taking proper care of the skin every day always pays off. You should also focus on your eating habits if you want a better-looking skin. Hydrate yourself, eat healthy food and never skip your nighttime skincare routine.