Share your nighttime skin care routine below!
Step 6: Moisturizer
Whether you are employing a light daily moisturizer or a heavier night cream with active ingredients, make sure it always comes last in your routine. Not only will the more heavy texture block ingredients if applied too soon from reaching the skin, but saving it to the end will produce the extra advantage of locking in some much needed moisture, as well as the components you layered under it.
With each passing year, I’m getting more and more aware of how important it is to take thoughtful care of my skin. After all, it’s the true foundation under my makeup, and since I keep my regular makeup routine fairly straightforward, the state of my skin plays a huge role in the finished look. What I did know is that there is, in fact, a proper order to employ facial products, and that doing it makes a big difference in how significant ingredients are absorbed by our skin. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for a process which helps me soak up all the advantages of my products and get the most. If you feel the same, then keep scrolling to understand how you ought to be applying your skin care products before you curl up in bed to get the maximum out of your beauty regimen…
Step 2: Exfoliant
In most cases, exfoliating daily can be too traumatizing for the skin, but on the times that you do exfoliate, make sure it comes right after you cleanse. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, meaning whatever you apply afterward will have the ability to dive deeper into the skin, rather than becoming blocked by dirt and rough skin cells on the surface. Tip: Stick using a product which contains a gentle, all natural exfoliant like Jojoba beads; additional crushed or ground components may be too sharp and create even more harm, or “micro-tears” on the skin.
Step 3: Treatment Products
If you are treating stubborn acne, age spots, uneven texture or anything in between, then load up in your facial treatment products in the evening on freshly cleansed skin. Because you’ll be going to bed fresh-faced, these products will be under conditions to work their best. If you are wondering exactly what falls under “treatment products,” think benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, topical acne medication and prescription lotions, to name a few. Tip: This includes treatment face masks, if you have one. Use it after skin cool and to calm after intense and active ingredients if you want a soothing mask that is simple.
Do not panic, should you ever forget the specific order–a general rule of thumb is to simply apply your products starting with the lightest, and end with your product.
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Step 5: Eye Cream
If you have an eye lotion on hand for Growing tired eyes, boosting collagen, or anything else, then now is the time to utilize it. Since the area is so delicate and has thinner skin, applying your eye cream at this point will make it possible for you to reap the benefits.
Step 4: Serums
Serums are products which contain very concentrated active ingredients, and usually come in smaller containers because a little bit goes a long way. Now that your skin primed has been cleansed, and treated, you will want to employ your serum at this point. Doing this on clean skin, but before any lotion or thick creams, means those focused (and often expensive) components are going to have the ability to penetrate the skin without any roadblocks.
Do you employ your bedtime facial products in this order? Or did any of those tips surprise you?
Step 1: Cleanser
First and foremost, your goods can not deliver ingredients to the skin with no clean surface, free of dirt and makeup. Always even if you haven’t been wearing makeup all day, cleanse anyway to get rid of any dirt particles or sweat that may have accumulated throughout the day, and remove your makeup. If you choose to remove makeup make that your very first step and follow up with a gentle lotion, gel, or cleanser.