Morning or night, your skincare routine should be tailored to best benefit your skin type and concerns - and it can be a daunting task. While your morning skin routine needs to focus on protecting the skin, your night skin routine should target your personal skin needs. The key to building the best night skincare routine is to use products formulated with ingredients geared towards your specific skin worries. Luckily, structuring your night routine for skincare to get the most of your products is pretty simple. Read on for our guide.
Your morning vs night time skincare routine
Using the same, simple skincare routine morning and night is an easy option, but it may not be doing the most for your skin. The reality is that your skin behaves differently during the night than it does at daytime, so it may need separate, dedicated products for the AM and PM. In the morning, an SPF product is critical to protect your skin from UV rays. Meanwhile, other products like night creams and some serums are designed to do their best work while you sleep. Follow our night skincare routine steps to help get your skin looking and feeling its best in no time.
Our guide to a simple night skincare routine
While the skincare products you use should be personalised to your skin’s needs, the structure is almost universal. Sure, we love to watch a 22-step skincare routine video as much as anybody. But for every day we like to keep it simple yet effective - so we recommend the following steps as the order of your night skincare routine:
- Remove makeup & cleanse
- Apply a serum
- Use an eye cream
- Apply a night cream
- Do a face mask (1-2 times a week)
Keep reading for our breakdown of each step in your night time skincare routine.
1. Remove Makeup & cleanse
Cleansing your face at night is the first, must-have step in your night skin routine. The skin on your face is exposed to lots of environmental stressors each day - like pollution and sun damage. All of these can cause damage to your skin, so it’s important to start off your night time skincare routine by double cleansing with a gentle product. We love the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser. It’s soap free and deeply hydrating which means it removes impurities without removing your skin’s important natural oils.
2. Apply a serum
The serum stage of your night skin routine is where you can really get personal with your skincare. A high quality, targeted serum that responds to your skin’s needs is your best friend for combating specific skin concerns. We can’t go past the Bye Bye Pores Glycolic Acid Serum thanks to its combination of 10% glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid. This can help with texture issues to achieve plumper skin over time and a lit-from-within glow.
Our collection of face serums include products designed to help with fine lines, pores, and hydration. The best part? They can be paired and layered to create a routine that is customised to your skin concerns. Learn how to layer serums correctly for optimal results.
3. Use an eye cream
The skin around the eyes is one of the most delicate parts of your face, so a targeted solution for this area is the key to an effective night time skincare routine. We recommend a quality eye cream packed with skin loving ingredients, like the IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream. It’s infused with collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and squalene, so regular use can help improve the look of firmness and aid in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. To achieve brightened and lifted under eyes, tap a small amount of product into the skin around your eyes in an upward motion.
4. Apply a night cream
Because skin cell turnover peaks during your sleep, a night cream can help boost skin benefits while you’re resting. Talk about beauty sleep! The IT Cosmetics Confidence in your Beauty Sleep Night Cream is the perfect addition to your night skin routine because it works to help visibly improve signs of ageing skin. It has ceramides to help retain moisture and reinforce the skin barrier, and hyaluronic acid to support skin elasticity which can leave you with plumper looking skin. Apply a generous amount to your face at the last step in your routine, massaging upward to encourage lift.
5. Do a face mask
When you’re in the mood to pamper your skin or level up your self care, a face mask can bring a little something extra to your night time skincare routine. If you have dry skin, a hydrating mask used once or twice a week can boost moisture in the skin while if oily skin is your concern, a clay mask can draw out impurities without completely removing the natural oils from your skin. Apply a mask after cleansing and before the rest of your night skincare routine steps.
Now you have your night skincare routine steps down, read up on the differences between hydrating vs moisturising the skin.
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