Best Skincare Night Routine

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You wake up in the morning and see new friends breaking out on your face, your skin looking dull and tired. Does it happen almost every other day? It is because you are not following a night skincare routine. No matter how tired you are after a long day at work, a comprehensive skincare night routine is vital for the skin to retain moisture and rejuvenate. No, just removing make-up is not enough for a night skincare routine. A proper and catered night skincare routine should be followed that can do wonders for your skin.

How does a night skincare routine make a difference?

Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to many environmental substances like pollution, dust, and UV rays which build upon the skin and clog the pores. At night, the skin tissues work to undo the damage and create new cells. But when you go to bed without cleaning the dirt, the pores remain clogged, and thus, the skin is not able to repair itself.

By following a night skincare routine, you are aiding your skin to repair and restore itself. The effort you put daily in cleaning, toning, and moisturizing your skin will go a long way and keep your skin soft, radiant, and youthful. The blood supply to the skin at night is more that is why skin cells regenerate faster in the night. But, you can have the optimum results if you use the right kind of products that suit your skin type and use them correctly so that they can give your skin the cleansing and hydration it needs.

Is the day and night skincare routine different?

Yes, there is a considerable difference in day and night skincare in terms of products and their function. For example, before starting the day, one should use products that should shield the skin from external damage. Products like Vitamin C and sunscreen should be used during the day as they will protect you from harmful UV rays and pollution. Whereas, a night skincare routine should include products that will help your skin to repair itself and rejuvenate itself. One should take care to not use products in the day which have some active ingredients as they can react with the sun and can cause sun sensitivity. Retinol-infused products, glycolic acid-infused products should only be in the night skincare routine. The skin absorbs better at night, that is why one should use rich and nourishing products which provide deep moisture and hydration to the skin in the night so your skin absorbs it better.

What should be your night care routine?

No matter what your skin type is, this easy step-by-step night care routine that you can follow and help your skin to breathe.

  • Cleansing: Removing make-up and cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser should be the first step of your night care routine. If you are wearing waterproof make-up, use an oil-based cleanser to remove make-up followed by washing your face with a face wash. You may also use micellar water to cleanse if your skin is sensitive. Make sure your skin is purely clean and is free from dust and pollution.
  • Serum: You can choose a serum that will treat various problems of your skin. For example, if you have acne you can go for anti-acne serum. Based on your skin needs or skin treatment, you include serums that contain retinoids, glycolic acid, etc.
  • Moisturize: Moisturizing the skin is important as it gives skin-healthy nutrients, hydrates the skin, and helps repair the damage.
  • Eye Cream: Most of us tend to ignore this step, and assume that face cream would be more than enough for the eye area too. However, the skin surrounding the eye is the thinnest, and likely to show the first signs of aging. Thus, using a hydrating eye cream will prevent puffiness and prevent wrinkles, and fine lines.

According to Dr. Neha Sharma, the best dermatologist in Gurgaon, including these steps and following this night care routine will make your skin sleep and breath better and always fresh and glowy.

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