Believe it or not, the time to start worrying about signs of ageing is while you're still in your twenties. That's why it's so important to have a nighttime skincare routine that you trust to keep your skin young and healthy as long as possible.
Your nightly face routine can take as few as five minutes before bed and still be extremely effective. Keep reading to find out what you need to do to keep that glow!
Elements of a Nighttime Skincare Routine
A good skincare routine does a few different things: you should remove any contaminants from your skin, target any trouble spots, and add moisture and balance.
Your skincare routine should be designed with your specific skin in mind. If you have adult acne or other underlying skin issues, a nighttime routine is especially important.
Here a the bare minimum skincare steps you should be doing at night. If you want to expand on this routine, you can add steps such as serums or targeted creams.
1. Remove Makeup
Sleeping in your makeup may be more convenient after a night out, but it can seriously damage your skin in the long term. Makeup clogs your pores and prevents your skin from breathing overnight, which can cause wrinkles.
So, the first and most important step is to remove everything from your skin before you go to sleep.
2. Cleanse the Skin
Beyond simply removing the top layer of makeup, you should reach for a cleanser that will take care of all the grime that builds up over the course of a day, including impurities deep within your pores.
You can choose a cleanser based on your specific skincare needs and skin type. Your cleanser should leave your skin feeling nourished and smooth, without adding tightness or dryness.
3. Use Toner
Toner is a quick step to take that helps balance your skin's natural pH. There are many benefits to using toner that you may not know about.
It can help remove excess dirt or oil that your cleanser missed, and it's especially helpful if you struggle with acne. Toner can also shrink your pores, leaving your face looking smoother than ever.
The final step is to use your sleep time wisely by letting your skin soak in moisture overnight. You can try a few drops of skin oil, or reach for a night cream that's designed to boost your skin's moisture overnight.
If you feel like you need an extra boost, try an overnight face mask once or twice a week. You simply complete the other steps of your skincare routine, put the mask on, and go to sleep. When you wash it off in the morning you will see great results.
Your nighttime skincare routine can become a quick thing you do before bed that has some great results. Get a better night's sleep knowing your skin is fresh and clean. Wake up feeling refreshed and enjoy your skin's natural glow.
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