5 Steps to Your Nighttime Skincare Routine


A nighttime skincare routine is a must if you want to maintain a healthy skin. Your skin goes through repairs at night as you sleep, so it’s important to keep a good regimen. So, here are five steps that I go through every night no matter how tired I am.

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  1. Makeup Remover & Cleanse Face Nightly
    • It is essential to cleanse your face every night with facial wash, but before that happens, be sure to remove your makeup first with makeup remover. Most face cleaners do not include ingredients that would take off makeup successfully. So adding that one step prior will ensure you remove most of your makeup, especially if you have a full face on during the day.
  2. Toner
    • Use a toner after you cleanse your face will help balance the PH on your skin and preps your skin ready for your skincare products. Our skin is naturally acidic with a typical pH balance between five and six. After cleansing, due to the alkaline nature of the cleanser, the pH balance of our skin gets disturbed. When this happens your skin needs to work overtime to restore the balance, but using a toner helps to restore this balance quickly.
  3. Serum
    • This can be optional, but serums are typically applied prior to any moisturizers or night creams. Serums are typically loaded with nutrients, glycerin, natural ingredients (cucumber, aloe vera and vitamins like C, K, E, K). Serums are oil or water-based products that have the ability to penetrate deep within the layers of your skin.
  4. Night Cream/Moisturizers
    • Depending on your skin, you may use a night cream or moisturizer. I typically prefer to use cream at night for optimal moisture and a lighter moisturizer for daytime. Keeping your skin nicely moisturize will help keep your skin healthy and supple.
  5. Lip Balm
    • Of course, don’t forget your lip balm to prevent dryness and cracks. You may even exfoliate with homemade sugar mixture prior to lip balm to slough off any dead skin skills. Do this about once a week to keep your lips feeling kissably soft and smooth.

That’s it—I hope this post was helpful. Be sure to check out past skincare posts if you haven’t done so yet –> (1, 2, 3, 4)
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