We are continuing our search for “Looking Gorgeous With and Without Makeup“ this year with the best way to care for your skin at night. As we all know, new skin cells grow faster while you sleep, so a good facial routine is highly recommended. At night, the goal is to repair your skin from the damages of the sun, stress and day pollution as well as hydrate your skin while you sleep. Keep scrolling for the best nightly skincare regimen for beautiful skin while you sleep according to The Huffington Post… Enjoy!
1. Start with a good cleansing to ensure you remove all makeup and build-up from the day.
“Cleansing should take away dirt, germs and excess oil, but not appropriate skin moisture and healthy cells,” Krant says. Find the gentlest cleanser that will “get the job done,” as she puts it, but nothing too harsh that leaves redness or rashes.
2. Apply a soothing face mask to help your skincare products sink in more efficiently.
There is an assortment of face masks that address various needs — from cleaning clogged pores to smoothing fine lines. Dr. Tzu notes that these products really aren’t necessary as long as you practice a solid, consistent regimen. They are, though, beneficial for opening pores so that active ingredients penetrate and easily absorb into the skin.
3. A topical retinoid will reduce clogged pores, even out skin tone and promote collagen-building, anti-aging effects.
Once your face is cleansed, Dr. Tzu instructs her patients to pat it dry and apply a small amount of retinoid all over the face. (Be sure to avoid the area around the eye, corners of your mouth and creases of the nose.) These creams work to brighten and heal the skin. “Over-the-counter retinoid products can be identified as containing ‘retinol’ or ‘retinaldehyde,'” she explains. “However, retinoids, especially those that are prescription strength, often dry the skin out. So it should always be followed by a heavy layer of facial moisturizer.”
4. Put on a thick layer of moisturizer all over the face and neck.
The biggest difference between daytime and nighttime moisturizers is that the former are lighter in consistency and often contain sunscreen. The consistency of nighttime moisturizers may not feel or look aesthetically pleasing to the user, but they make skin soft and supple.
5. Gently tap on eye cream after putting on your night cream.
Incorporating eye cream into your evening beauty routine is one simple way to maintain a youthful-looking appearance. “[It] protects and hydrates the delicate skin of the eye,” says Dr. Tzu. Eye creams formulated with caffeine, which reduces puffiness, and niacinamide, which increases moisture levels, keep skin from drying out and stave off wrinkles. Watch this video for a refresher on the correct way to apply eye cream.
For an extra boost always visit a dermatologist at least twice a year, over the counter skincare product can only go so far. What is your best night cap skincare routine?