A couple of weeks back we talked about the daytime skin care routine and products you should pick as per your skin type. Now the sequel: your nighttime skin care. While you run around during the day to complete all your tasks, your skin takes the maximum hit from the stress, pollution and dirt build-up on the products you applied. Therefore, taking proper care at night is a must for your skin to rejuvenate. To start with, take out just 10 to 15 minutes of your time before you go to bed and follow a nighttime skin care routine. Trust us, it will not only revive your skin but also will restore all the energy you lost during the day.
Nighttime Skin Care Routine:
Cleansing: Any skin care routine should start with cleansing your face and nighttime skin care is no exception. More so because it will help you wipe off the build-up as well as the makeup you have used during the day. It is a big no-no to sleep with your makeup on as that itself can harm your skin.
Toning: Toning helps tighten your skin and minimize your pores. It also hydrates the skin. Not only that, a good toner restores the pH balance of your skin and brings back the soothing, calm effect. A well-toned face looks and feels smooth as it gets ready for the next step.
Moisturising: As we all know, moisturising your skin is a must. Even for oily skin, period. The skin of your face, neck, ear and lips is the most vulnerable to the weather, pollution and product build-up. If not moisturized daily as per the need of your skin, it will become either extremely dry or extremely oily leading to severe skin problems.
Addressing Specific Skin Concerns: Now this is an important part of your nighttime skin care routine. During the day, you might be putting on makeup or you might not have time to look after your acne or your blemishes. Hence, use up your time at night to take care of them.
But first, know your skin and then pick the right skin care routine and products for it. Because each skin type has its own issues for which you will require different solutions.
Oily To Combination Skin:
Oily skin tends to be a little thicker and it might have larger pores. This happens due to excessive sebum secretion. Combination skin is when you have shiny T-zone where your sebaceous glands are overworking compared to the other parts of your face.
Nighttime Skin Care Products We Recommend:
Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
This light cleansing face wash is infused with green tea which helps to unclog your pores. Its antioxidant-rich formulation gently exfoliates the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of acne.
Herbal Alternative: LOTUS TEATREEWASH Anti-Acne Oil Control Face Wash
Demafique All Important Skin Toner:
This alcohol-free toner helps restore the pH balance of your skin. Take a few drops on your fingertips and spread it on your entire face. Massage lightly and wait until it’s absorbed naturally.
Herbal Alternative: Lotus Basiltone Clarifying & Balancing Toner
Neutrogena Oilfree Moisture Combination Skin
Now that your skin is ready to soak in all the hydration you are going to pamper it with, apply this lightweight, hypoallergenic moisturiser. Its dual-action formula nourishes the dry areas while controlling the oily shine all along.
Herbal Alternative: Wow Skin Science Aloe Vera Gel
Plum Green Tea Clear Spot-Light Gel:
Don’t panic if you spot an eruption all of a sudden. It is normal and it happens mostly due to our changed food habits or hormonal changes. With a regular step reserved for your spot correction in your nighttime skin care routine will help you get rid of the issue. This acne treatment gel has salicylic acid, neem and green tea extracts which makes it antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Make sure to use a Q-tip to avoid touching the infected area.
Herbal Alternative: BIOTIQUE BIO WINTER GREEN SPOT CORRECTING ANTI-ACNE CRÈME
Last But Not The Least:
Along with your daily nighttime routine, it is also good to invest some time on your weekly skin care regime. Face masks are one of the easiest ways to pamper your skin on a weekly basis for that extra hydration and nourishment. We suggest Mirabelle Korea Lemon Lime Fairness Facial Mask, Mirabelle Korea Tea Tree Essential Facial Mask, Mirabelle Korea Neem Essential Facial Mask.
Dry To Normal Skin Type:
Dry skin can get itchy, scaly and irritated much easily compared to oily skin simply because it has got less oil secretion which can protect it from the harsh weather. On the other hand, normal skin is a blessing as it requires minimum effort.
Nighttime Skin Care Products We Recommend:
Cetaphil Daily Exfoliating Face Cleanser For All Skin Types:
This gentle cleanser has microbeads which help get rid of the dead skin cells, and in the process, it unclogs the pores by removing the dirt and other impurities.
Herbal Alternative: Biotique Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash
Plum ELuminence Toning Water
Prepare your skin with this toner which nourishes your skin deeply. Enriched with witch hazel, chamomile and edelweiss extracts, it gently soothes the skin while restoring the pH balance.
Herbal Alternative: LOTUS HERBAL ROSE TONER
St.Botanica Vitamin C 24K Gold Night Face Serum
Dry skin requires extra hydration and which is why we recommend this serum. Its light formulation takes no time to penetrate your skin. Infused with vitamin c and hyaluronic acid, this serum works on the fine lines and wrinkles of your skin while you take your beauty sleep.
Herbal Alternative: VLCC SNIGDHA SKIN WHITENING SERUM
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion:
This non-greasy lotion deeply nourishes your skin, locking the goodness of the serum. Squiz out a little on your fingertip and blend nicely on your face while massaging the face lightly.
Herbal Alternative: VLCC Anti Ageing Hydrating Night Cream
Pro-tip: If you still feel you need a little more hydration, you can go ahead a use face mist. We recommend PLUM GRAPESEED AND SEA BUCKTHORNE FACE MIST or LOTUS ORGANICS DIVINE TONER MIST. A face mist helps lock in the moisturiser so that you feel fresh, rejuvenated. Just hold the bottle a little far from your face and spray, let it dry on your skin by itself. And voila, you are done.
Last But Not The Least:
Do not forget to apply your favourite lip balm before you go to bed. A lip balm will keep your lips moist and plump while you are sleeping. Our beauty expert loves her Plum Candy Melts lip balm because it is vegan and cruelty-free.
Well, now that you are well-equipped with your nighttime skin care routine and the products needed for it, it’s time to stick to the regimen. Because no one wakes up with a plump, hydrated and rejuvenated skin unless they work for it! Are you ready to put some effort?