You lead a busy life – between work, family, friends and the daily grind, your skin gets exposed to pollution, dirt and harsh weather conditions. At the end of the day, all you want to do is flop on your bed and get some much needed rest. But did you know, in time, all that harmful exposure during the day can cause premature ageing and damage your skin? To prevent this, you need to establish a night skin care routine that protects, cares and nourishes your skin. Follow these 5 easy steps to take care of your skin.
1. Make up removal
No matter how tired you are from the busy day, make it a point to not sleep with your make up on. Remove make up under the eye area by using a dissolving eye makeup remover and cotton pad, few makeup removing wipes are saturated with enough product to be effective in this way.
Cleansing is important, you need to clean the face off all the pollution and chemicals that the face has to endure. A water based cleanser is necessary to lift and remove water based free radical damaging agents at the end of the day. Bonus points if you double wash with an oil based cleanser.
The unsung hero of the skin care regimen, toner is essential for balancing skin pH and prepping skin for all of the ingredients and formulas that follow. After patting skin dry with a towel, apply a quarter-sized amount of toner by pressing it onto your face, not swabbing it on with a cotton pad.
Applying any oil overnight will enable the skin to combat the overproduction of sebum and pore clogging oil that leads to the breakouts, blackheads, and enlarged pores of combination and oily skin. Dry and sensitive skin will also greatly benefit from the additional moisture.
The final step in your nightly routine should always be a viscous moisturizer to seal in the effects of all the hard work you’ve put in to the previous steps. Since night creams stay overnight, they do wonders to the skin and hence are really important part of the skincare routine.