The right nighttime skin care routine is critical in order to have healthy, glowing skin. Using the right products in the right order on a consistent basis can give you glowing, youthful-looking skin.
New skin cells grow faster while you are sleeping. The goal of a good nighttime facial routine should be to repair damage the skin experienced from a day’s worth of pollution, sun, and stress. You also need to hydrate since skin loses more water while you are asleep.
The first step should be to thoroughly clean your face to remove makeup, dirt, and oil. Many people do not properly wash their faces at night. Some dermatologists recommend using a cleansing brush with a gentle facial cleanser and warm water to remove dirt and oil. If you notice any changes in your skin after using a cleansing brush, reduce or stop your usage immediately.
If you have sensitive skin, use products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Also look for noncomedogenic products that will not clog your pores.
Use a soothing face mask to help other products soak into your skin better. Face masks can have a variety of purposes, such as cleaning clogged pores and smoothing fine lines. They can also open pores to help active ingredients penetrate your skin.
A topical retinoid can reduce clogged pores, even out your skin tone, and promote the building of collagen. After you have cleaned your face, pat it dry and apply a small amount of retinoid all over your face, except around your eyes, the corners of your mouth, and the creases of your nose.
Retinoids can dry out your skin, so you should always follow them with a moisturizer. Nighttime moisturizers are thicker than daytime formulas and can make your skin soft. Look for a moisturizer with antioxidants, peptides, and vitamins A and C.
Put on night cream and then follow it with eye cream. Look for a formula with caffeine to reduce puffiness and niacinamide to increase the level of moisture in your skin.
It is important to get enough sleep. Without adequate rest, even the best combination of skin care products will not be fully effective.