Essential Products for Evening Skin Care Routine

17 Feb

Evening Skin Care RoutineWe all know how important our skin care routines are and our evening skin care routine is of utmost importance since that’s when our cells repair and rebuild. Since sleep is so important to our skin’s health, let’s make the most of that crucial time and make sure we give our skin what it needs to look its best! 

Here are essential products for your evening skin care routine. 

Cleanser 

The first step of your evening skin care routine is to cleanse your face to wash off all the make up and dirt, and generally wash off the day. Going to sleep with your make up on can age your skin, clog pores and cause sebum to build up, which can result in acne. Always use a gentle cleanser that’s suited to your skin type and wash your face at the end of the day.

Eye Make up Remover 

Using a separate eye make up remover is optional. If you wear very light eye make up and your facial cleanser already does a good job removing it, then skip it. But for the rest of us, we require a little more help removing all the mascara, eye shadow, eye liner and so on.

Toner 

Toner isn’t for everyone, in fact, most women have fabulous skin and don’t use it all. But there are some awesome benefits to using it as part of your nighttime skin care routine. Toner is actually meant to cleanse but it also does a plethora of other things, like moisturize, balance pH, refresh your skin, help tighten pores and help protect skin from minerals and chlorine in tap water!

Acne Treatment 

If you experience occasional breakouts, you’ll want to include an acne treatment in your nighttime skin care routine. The best time to use acne treatments is on bare skin before you apply any serums or moisturizers. If you apply your acne treatment as the last step in your skin care routine, it won’t be as effective.

Serum 

Another super helpful product in your evening skin care routine is serum. Serums come in a gel-like formula and contain a high concentration of active ingredients like anti-aging, brightening or moisturizing. Serum is best absorbed when your skin is still moist, so use it after your cleanse or tone so your skin can take in all the ingredients.

Moisturizer 

After you apply serum to your skin, next up is moisturizer. No matter what type of skin you have, you can benefit from a moisturizer. As stated previously, skin does all its repairing at night, night moisturizers are aimed at recovery and moisturizing. Night moisturizers contain the highest intensity of anti-aging ingredients since there isn’t any intrusion from sunscreen.

Eye Cream 

Some people prefer to only use their facial moisturizer and not a separate eye cream. And that’s all good, some ladies are blessed with skin that only requires the bare basics. If have concerns about lines, puffiness or dark circles, a separate eye cream can really help penetrate the thin skin in the eye area and really make a difference in your appearance!

Lip Balm

Our lips are another area of our face with thin skin that needs extra TLC. If your lips feel a little rough, you can exfoliate with a lip scrub or take a damp, soft cloth and gently rub your lips. Then, apply a moisturizing lip balm to keep your pucker soft and smooth!

Body Lotion 

Last but not least, give your body some extra moisture by coating your hands, feet and body in body lotion before you hit the hay. You can also use concentrated hand or foot creams and don gloves or socks, or just use a regular body lotion to soften skin while you sleep!

Evening skin care routines are important to our skin’s health, but don’t feel obligated to use each and every one of these products! Everyone’s skin is unique so it requires different products and formulas to keep your complexion clean and clear.

What do you use in your night skin care routine?

4 Responses to “Essential Products for Evening Skin Care Routine”

  1. Niel Roos February 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Great tips. I find that after using the make-up remover, you should clean your face with soap and water. Then gently blot your face with a towel. What is your opinion on exfoliating in the evening and how many times per week (if at all)?

  2. sweetednawilson February 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    this was an interesting post with some really good inputs, i simply can’t do without body lotions,

  3. Anouschka Venter February 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Thanks for your lovely post. I use everything except for the toner, and always seem to forget the lipbalm ~ thanks for the reminder. I’m currently using RegimA and loving the results.

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