Were you aware that your night-time skincare routine can affect the way your skin looks the next day? To give some tender loving care to your skin every night and keep it in the best condition always, here goes a simple routine you must adhere to:
Remove your makeup
To end the day on a fresh note, remove your makeup! Start your night-time skin care routine by using a quality cleanser based on your skin type and gently remove the makeup from your face with a cotton pad or a facial wipe.
Wash skin thoroughly
You may be tired of hearing this, but it is one of the most important steps in a skincare routine. Wash your face with a combination of lukewarm water and a cleanser. Keep washing until all the dirt and grime have come out. Pat your face dry.
Exfoliate at least twice or thrice a week
Exfoliation can work wonders on your skin
, but overdoing it can strip your skin off its natural oils. So, while you can limit this step to twice or thrice a week, make sure to concentrate on the pores of your cheeks and nose, and scrub off the blackheads or whiteheads.
Tone it up
Use a toner that is suitable for your skin type
. For instance, those with dry or normal skin shouldn’t use toners that contain alcohol as they can irritate or further dry your skin. Toners help remove any extra makeup and cleanser still on your face.
After you’ve toned your face, moisturizing is essential. It helps replenish and nourish your skin. If you have oily skin, choose a water-based moisturizer.
Apply an eye cream
As the skin around your eyes lacks oil glands, it needs extra attention. Use an eye cream to moisturize the thin skin around your eyes, and prevent it from puffiness and dark circles. Tap the cream in lightly and remember not to stretch the skin when you're massaging the cream in the areas. Look for an eye cream with Vitamin A, C, E, or K, which
can help repair the skin and lighten dark circles.
Now you’re free to call it a night!