It’s super important to take care of our skin. It helps it stay soft, firm, and radiant. But, you might not know how important it is to have a skincare routine in the morning and at night.
A skincare routine is like a recipe for cake; each of the products or ingredients must be added at the right time and in the right amount. Also, skin care routines are as unique as human beings themselves. Each of us needs a different skincare routine, and as we age, we need to adapt our routine to the changes in our bodies.
Many people have a morning skincare routine with multiple steps that they rigorously follow each day. It includes cleansers, toners, serums, oils, creams, gels, and more. But they don’t have a skincare routine at night, or they repeat the same routine in the morning and the evening. This won’t hurt you, but it doesn’t provide extra benefits to the skin, either. That’s why it’s important to have two different skincare routines. During the day, our skin is in a protective state and our skincare products should help increase our armor against free radicals and environmental pollutants. However, at night, our skin recovers and heals, so in our routine skincare for the night we must include products that help this process along.
When creating our skin care routine for the evening, we must consider the following points. At night, our skin goes into recovery mode and tries to counteract the damage of the day (UV rays, pollution, makeup, among other external factors). So, you must include products that contain ingredients that help the skin in this process. Also, at night our skin is relaxed and absorbs products better, so it’s the perfect time to incorporate a nutrient-rich serum for a healthier complexion. Finally, at night our skin tends to (unfortunately) lose moisture, so it’s important to include some type of moisturizing cream or gel that helps conserve the water in our cells and keep our skin hydrated.
If you’re like me, after a long day all you want is to lie down and rest. A skincare routine at night sounds very tedious, but I promise that the benefits are worth it. And it doesn’t actually require that many steps and products.
Here are some essential steps for a basic nighttime skincare routine. With it, you can improve the state of your skin considerably.
First, you need to cleanse your skin. It doesn’t matter if you skip the rest of the routine; you should never go to bed without washing your face. You have to remove oils, pollutants, and makeup. First, remove makeup with micellar water, a washcloth, or makeup remover. Ten, apply a facial cleanser that helps remove impurities and contaminants such as dirt. Look for one that¡s not abrasive and won’t irritate your skin.
Once your skin is clean, it’s time to apply a toner. Many people skip this step, but in my opinion, it is one more thing that helps us improve the health of our skin. Toners help exfoliate, balance the skin’s pH level, and even allow other products in our nighttime skincare routine to penetrate deeper into the skin, thus improving results.
After applying toner, it’s time to restore our skin. This step is the one that you will most need to customize. You need to know what your skin needs and use the right serum. Remember that there are moisturizing, antioxidant, illuminating, and anti-aging serums, so you have to think about what your skin needs. One of the ones that works best for me is the Night Repair Serum from Spa Technologies. Rich in omega-3s, it gives us soft, smooth, and hydrated skin, while liquid oxygen, vitamin C, and astaxanthin help our skin regain its natural glow and increase its protective barrier.
Hydrate and seal
Finally, it’s time to apply a moisturizer. During the night our skin loses moisture and dries out, so you must apply cream to moisturize the skin. This step will also help you seal in all of the nutrients, vitamins, and ingredients in the products you previously applied to skin. Choose a cream that is not just hydrating but rich in beneficial ingredients like the Marine Repair Cream from Spa Technologies. This cream contains algae extract, hexapeptides, marine peptides, and antioxidants that help to restore the nutrients and natural moisture of our skin, resulting in firmer, more radiant, and healthier skin.
Start with this basic skincare routine for the nighttime and personalize it over time, adding products and steps are right for your skin type, such as an eye cream, lip cream, or a mask. Remember that it’s always best to consult your dermatologist before starting any type of treatment on your skin. I can assure you that if you take the time to do a skincare routine at night, your skin will look more radiant and healthy.