Naturally, our skin cells regenerate in the evening. This makes it the perfect time to restore your radiant, smooth skin. The following 4-step nighttime routine mainly focuses on acne-prone skin and the after-effects of years of breakouts. It also contains anti-aging products that will help prevent premature wrinkles and hyperpigmentation problems. Read on to learn more about this skincare routine.
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step of this skincare routine is cleansing. This involves completely removing all the excess sebum and dirt from your face to enable your skin to absorb products better. If you wear base makeup products, start by applying an oil cleanser on dry skin and massage it lightly. Finish off with a water-based cleanser.
Step 2: Treat
After cleansing your skin, apply serum. Serum is a product with a high concentration of focused ingredients to get rid of any of your skin flaws. Go through several product lines and carefully choose the right serum ingredients suitable to your skin issues, for example:
For anti-aging: peptide, retinol
For acne: AHA (glycolic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid), BHA (salicylic acid)
For skin hyperpigmentation: niacinamide, alpha arbutin, licorice extract, vitamin C
Step 3: Hydrate
Toner – a water-like product – is specifically formulated with essential ingredients that help keep your skin hydrated. For dehydrated skin, put a generous amount of toner into the palm of your hands and gently apply it on your skin until it completely absorbs. This will provide an additional boost to the water levels of your skin, especially during winter.
Step 4: Moisturize
Moisturizing your skin helps preserve all the essential goodness on your skin while ensuring it is fully hydrated. Moreover, moisturizing will make your skin feel soft and plump directly after application.
This skincare routine will help you fight acne and acne skin while maintaining your skin in a supple, smooth form. That said, skincare is very personal, and what might work for you might not work for the next person. Start here and add or remove products or steps, depending on how your skin responds.