From cleansing to moisturizing: the basics of night time skincare!
Everyone knows how important is to follow a skincare routine. I showed you the daycare routine in a previous post and now you're about to get your nighttime skincare routine straightened out.
Cleansers to give your skin a breath
I know the night is the part of the day when you just want to hug your bed and sleep. However, your face has accumulated all the dirt and pollution from the environment. It’s vital that you clean your skin before you get to sleep. Consider these two important steps.
- Remove your make-up: sleeping with your make up on should be a crime. You need to make sure the entire product has gone with micellar water because sometimes a basic cleanser is not enough.
- Micellar water and makeup remover products are the most effective alternatives to get rid of all the residues from your eyes and difficult zones.
- Use your cleanser: you can use the same basic product you already use when you wake up because it won’t strip your skin of natural oil or disrupt your skin’s microbiome.
Serum to repair damages
The amount and types of active ingredients that your skin needs during the day, is not the same that you should provide it before you go to sleep. Nighttime serums must include repair ingredients. Look for products with stem cells that enhance the production of collagen, the same as olive oil as an anti-inflammatory and rosehips.
- Night Cream for the magic! This type of product is designed to repair and protect the skin around your eyes. This area is especially delicate and thin, being more likely to get irritated by some ingredients. I recommend a night cream directed for the highest sensitive skin. They have more tolerable levels of active ingredients.
- Generally, humectant night creams that also be non-comedogenic are the greatest options to provide the necessary hydration your skin needs to repair it during the night without irritating your skin. Consider these common concerns and the possible types of night creams you can choose for each one:
- Under eye bags and inflammation: look for night creams with caffeine, peptides or hyaluronic acid.
- Dark circles: look for ingredients that provide bright to your skin such as Vitamin C, kojic acid or niacinamide.
- Prevent the signs of aging: look for night creams fortified with peptides.
If you have any doubt about your type of skin or you want to build a skincare routine especially adapted to your needs and budget, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be glad to help you!