Your evening skincare routine
Maintaining a healthy skincare routine is essential to your well-being. And while you might be tempted to throw on some moisturizer before bed and call it a night, there's more to a good skincare routine than just slapping on the cream. If you really want to improve your skin in just one evening, follow this simple four-step process:
Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser.
The first step to a healthy, glowing complexion is to cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser. This removes dirt and makeup from your skin, as well as other impurities that can cause irritation. It also exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and reveal new ones underneath--which makes your complexion look brighter and more youthful!
However, it's important not to overdo it on the cleansing front: if you use too harsh of a cleanser or do it too often (especially if you have sensitive skin), this could irritate the skin and cause breakouts instead of preventing them. The best thing for most people is probably just using warm water alone in place of any face wash product; alternatively, try using something like Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser ($12) which has been formulated specifically for sensitive complexions but still removes dirt without irritating or drying out sensitive areas like eyes or eyelids."
Use an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and reveal younger-looking skin.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, which can clog pores and cause acne. It also helps to reveal younger-looking skin by loosening the bonds between old cells and allowing new ones to rise to the surface.
You can exfoliate with a face scrub or chemical peel, depending on what kind of results you're looking for (and how much time and money you want to spend). Chemical peels are typically done in a dermatologist's office or at-home kit; they're more effective than scrubs but more invasive as well.
Apply a hydrating serum or moisturizer to plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have dry skin, apply a hydrating serum or moisturizer to plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have oily skin, skip the serum and use a mattifying moisturizer instead. Serums are great for plumping up fine lines but can be too rich for oily complexions; mattifying lotions will help control shine without clogging pores or causing breakouts. If you do decide to use one of these products in addition to your regular nighttime routine, apply the hydrating serum prior to using an SPF during the day so that it doesn't interfere with protection from UV rays!
Apply an eye cream if you have sensitive eyes or dark circles, or both.
If you have sensitive eyes or dark circles, or both, apply an eye cream. The skin around your eyes is delicate and can become very dry if it's not properly cared for. An eye cream will help with dark circles by brightening the area under your eyes and reducing puffiness (which can make you look older). It also helps with wrinkles by soothing the fine lines around them, thereby reducing their appearance.
Eye creams also help with skin elasticity and hydration in general--they're especially beneficial if they contain hyaluronic acid, which holds moisture in place so that less moisture escapes from inside our bodies into the air outside it--and this property is especially important around our eyes where there's less oil production than anywhere else on our faces!
Cleansing, exfoliating and hydration are important steps in evening skincare
Cleansing, exfoliating and hydration are important steps in evening skincare. Cleansing helps to remove dirt, makeup and other impurities that can clog pores. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and reveal younger-looking skin by sloughing away the uppermost layer of cells revealing fresher ones beneath it. In addition to removing dirt from your face, cleansing also removes excess oil from your pores so they don't get clogged up with all that extra sebum (oil).
Hydration is equally important as it plumps up fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating the top layers of your epidermis (skin). This will give you an overall healthier appearance since there are less wrinkles on our faces when we're well hydrated!
We hope you enjoyed reading this post, and that it helped you to understand the importance of evening skincare. We know that it can be hard to find the time in our busy lives for these extra steps, but trust us when we say that these products are worth it! If you have any questions about what type of cleanser or moisturizer might work best for your skin type and concerns, please contact us at [email protected]