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We’ve come up with the perfect skincare routine so you can wake up with a fresh face and radiant skin. It is essential to implement a skincare regime at night because sleep is when most of the cell renewal happens. The skin is more receptive to skincare ingredients when you’re sleeping. Therefore, heavier products are great to apply at night-time. Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be glowing by the morning.
Step 1: Remove makeup & cleanse
Sleeping in makeup is a sin in the skincare world. Therefore, makeup needs to be removed before going to bed. A combination of micellar water and oil, the Glossier Milky Oil Waterproof Makeup Remover works to break down makeup. Once you’ve used an oil-based cleanser to dissolve your makeup, use a nourishing gel cleanser such as the Summer Friday’s Super Amino Gel Cleanser. Replenishing and strengthening, this cleanser will rejuvenate the skin. Infused with vitamins and nutrients, the Amino Gel Cleanser will hydrate and rid the skin of any impurities.
Step 2: Toning
Toners are great for restoring the skin after cleansing. The Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner targets dark spots and fine lines. Using this toner at night will brighten your complexion while smoothing the skin’s texture. This toner has a light sugary lemon scent that leaves a mild, tingling sensation on the face. It includes AHAs that gently dissolve dead skin cells, which will create a glowing complexion overnight.
Step 3: Oils
Facial oils are an ideal product to use at night-time as they work to renew your complexion. The Caudalie VineActiv Overnight Detox Oil repairs the daily damages to the skin while you sleep. This overnight oil is full of essential oils and vitamins that speed up cell renewal and eliminate toxins. It also increases collagen production which, enables the skin to be able to bounce back overnight. As well as these great benefits, this oil is 100% natural.
Step 4: Bright eyes
Brightened under eyes is an essential step to a glowing complexion when you wake up in the morning. Refresh and revive the under eyes with the Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream. This rich eye cream actively reduces the look of dark circles and puffiness. It has a calming and soothing feeling on the eyes. Despite its lightweight consistency, this cream is very hydrating. After using this eye cream, by morning, the eyes will be noticeably brighter.
Step 5: Moisturise
Moisturiser is a necessary step for a good night-time routine. At night, as the skin has time to absorb the moisturiser, it’s better to use a heavier cream than you would in the daytime. An ideal moisturiser for the night-time is the Kate Sommerville Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer. The powerful blend of vitamin C and retinol works to brighten and resurface the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin for a guaranteed glow for when you wake up the next day.
Moisturiser isn’t just for the face. Before bed, cover your entire body in a nourishing body lotion such as the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. The caffeine within this luxurious cream gives it a tightening effect, stimulating circulation to keep the skin toned. With its silky, non-greasy texture, the Bum Cream is ideal for use all over the body.
Step 6: Face mask
An overnight face mask will work wonders for the skin. While you rest, the face mask will work hard all night long to ensure your skin is hydrated and glowing when you wake up in the morning. The skin absorbs skincare ingredients during the night more than it would do in the daytime. Therefore, using an overnight mask such as the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask will strengthen the skin’s moisture layer while repairing damage from the day.
Step 7: Hydrate the lips
The final step to the perfect night-time routine is applying a hydrating lip balm. Lips are a necessary part of the face when it comes to skincare. The Fresh Beauty Rose Deep Hydrating Petal-Soft Lip Balm will deeply hydrate your lips. This lip balm contains vitamin E which, conditions the lips, leaving them feeling silky. This nourishing lip balm also immediately improves any texture the lips might have while keeping the lips soft. In the morning, you’ll wake up with smooth, plump lips.
Words By Eleanor Coleman