Nighttime skincare is the way to luminous skin
We all have seen beauty bloggers and celebrities rave about the importance of nighttime skincare. But at some point, we all have found ourselves sitting on the bed and contemplating “Is it really that important? Does it really make a difference?”
The answer is YES! A nighttime routine can have a glow-changing effect on the skin.
Importance of a night routine and the difference between AM and PM routines
The Day time routine is when your skin needs to be prepared for the warrior mode. It will be exposed to sun, dust, pollution, and other harmful chemicals, and hence the products used should protect the skin. Whereas the night time routine is the relaxing and rejuvenating mode. The skin needs to shed the armour and prepare to un-do any damage that the day might have caused. At night, the skin works to repair itself. The skin regeneration process and the blood flow are at its peak. Hence, the products used should focus on repair, hydration, firmness, and getting even skin tone, it should amplify the repair process to achieve that fresh morning face.
Follow these steps in this exact order every night and unleash the glow.
STEP 1: Don’t just cleanse, Double- cleanse
Double cleanse is very simple and effective. Instead of cleaning your face just with a cleanser, double clean it with a facewash as well. The cleanser helps to get rid of the first layer of impurities and the facewash further removes the excess sebum, dirt, and makeup left in the skin. This creates a perfect base to absorb the following regimen.
STEP 2: Toner
Toning is very important to prim the face so that it fully absorbs the products applied on the skin. Choose products that are hydrating, chemical, and paraben-free. They help to restore lost moisture to the dehydrated, tried, and dull skin and make the skin look youthful and fresh. After double cleansing, the face, pat it dry and gently tap the toner into the face. Let the toner rest for a full five minutes before further applying products otherwise, the toner won’t get ample time to work its magic.
STEP 3: Serum it up!
Serums are highly underrated and are truly magical for your skin. It can take your skincare routine to the next level and hence we highly recommend not to skip this essential step. Serums are like shots of extremely concentrated hydrators, antioxidants, and nutrients, that have an immediate effect on the skin. Opt for a serum with hyaluronic acid as they are your cheat sheet to get that fresh, plump, hydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid pulls water from the air into the skin and keeps it hydrated while sleeping. It also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and is super helpful for people getting acne treatment as they can leave the skin dry and irritated. Hyaluronic acid serums prep the skin with moisture and eliminate that dryness.
We recommend: WOW Skin Science Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Face Serum
This serum also contains Pro-Vitamin B5 and vitamin E that supports the collagen structure of the skin which improves skin texture and appearance. This product can also double up as a tonner.
Step 4: Moisturize
The final and most important step is to moisturize. The moisturizer provides a layer of hydration as well as helps to trap in all the previously applied products and amplifies their effect. Every skin type needs a different kind of moisturizer so stick to your favourite. You can also use an eye cream before moisturizing if needed.
And you are all done! Get ready to wake up with hydrated, luminous, and happy skin.