Night Skincare Routine

Introduction: Night Skincare Routine

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Helping your skin with natural rejuvenation at night will make it more durable during the day and keep damaging factors like the sun, wind, stress and debris from penetrating the epidermal layer. A nighttime skin care routine that focuses on repair and hydration can keep your complexion clear and your skin firm.

This instructable comprises of the steps to do in order to heal your skin at night time.


Cleaning your skin at night is a healthy habit, this helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne. Twice a day, no exceptions: Dr. Graf says most people don't wash their face enough. “Make sure you rinse any cleanser off completely. Residue can lead to dryness,” Graf advises.

A cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. Cleansers can be used on a daily basis to effectively remove makeup and dirt from your face, more so than a face wash. A cleanser is more moisturizing and hydrating than your typical face wash, though face wash can be used as a substitute for soap. Cleansers are proven to be gentler than face washes and soaps. Taking into account your skin type—sensitive, oily, dry, or combination—and factors including your age and climate will help you choose a cleanser that will bring out the best in your skin. Also bear in mind that the facial cleanser that works for you today may not work so well months or a year from now.

Now the question arises, when should you use a cleanser?

The rule is to use common sense: Always wash your face after a workout to prevent breakouts, and wash excessively oily skin morning and night. For very dry or sensitive skin, stick to cleansing once daily in the evening.

Double cleansing is a method of cleansing your face twice: First, with an oil-based cleanser and again with a water-based cleanser. The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate and treat acne. Double cleansing can also help if you have very oily skin and are finding that your regular cleanser isn't removing enough excess oil but that a stronger single cleanser leaves your oily skin feeling tight and dry. It's far better to use two gentle cleansers than one harsh, drying cleanser.

The best face washes, according to Dermatologists and Skin-Care Experts

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser

Elta MD Foaming Cleanser


Toners, which tend to focus more on locking in moisture after cleansing, can be used to prep the skin with an extra hydrating layer that also promotes glowing skin. Essences, on the other hand, are lightweight boosters that target skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, dull and uneven skin tones. A booster is a targeted skincare product that focuses on the unique capabilities of a particular ingredient that's used at a higher concentration. Boosters target specific skin concerns like enlarged pores, dehydration, dullness, loss of firmness, and so on.

While toner hydrates the surface of the skin, facial essence adds moisture to the skin from deep within. Toner is used after cleansing to remove the remaining residues from the skin that you might have missed. When added to your daily skincare routine and used regularly, it can have major positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores.

Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner with Rosewater

Best for Large Pores: Paula's Choice Skincare Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner

Best for Oily Skin: Milk Makeup Matcha Toner

While the addition of a skin essence isn't an essential step in a skincare regime, it certainly can be an added bonus. Many skin essences can help to add in an extra layer of hydration for dehydrated skins and are great for priming the face for makeup. They usually aren't as light and watery as toners, but they aren't as ultra-concentrated as serums. Since a main goal of an essence is to nourish skin, they are usually formulated with ingredients that are safe for regular, everyday use, unlike some, more targeted toner and serum formulas.


When it comes to skincare, the earlier the better. Many people start using eye cream in their 30s—when they start noticing the first subtle crease on the outer corner of their eyes—but even before you see a wrinkle, you can start as early as your 20s. That's because the best results come from prevention.

But you don't necessarily have to use a special eye cream. Eye creams often claim to have been formulated 'specially' for the thin, sensitive skin around the eyes. Brands claim they will help you get rid of bags under the eyes, dark rings and a saggy skin, but eye creams are no miracle cure.

Eye creams often cost more per ounce than facial moisturizers. The reason is that the thin skin around the eyes absorbs better than the thicker skin on other areas of the face, and overdoing it in this area with something too strong can cause irritation.

The Best Eye Creams Dermatologists Actually Use on Themselves

Baebody Eye Gel

Revision Skincare Teamine Eye Complex

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Hyaluronic Acid Eye Lifting Balm

The Best Drugstore Eye Creams

Olay Ultimate Eye Cream for Wrinkles

RoC Skincare Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Wrinkle Cream


If you're looking to amp up your skin care routine with a product that offers a bigger, more powerful dose of active ingredients than a cleanser or moisturizer, a face serum may be the answer. Designed to nourish, protect, and hydrate your skin, a face serum is a great next step after cleansing and before moisturizing. Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients (such as hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamin C) than typical facial moisturizers. Known for their effectiveness, face serums are often used to manage specific skin care concerns, such as wrinkles. Serums are made of very small molecules, so the skin absorbs them quickly and deeply.

There are many different types of serums, each with a unique purpose and ingredients. Some serums help to brighten your skin or reduce blemishes, while others focus on boosting hydration or fighting the signs of aging. Some serums work better in the morning, while others work best when applied in the evening.

The best face serums

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

Dr. Barbara Sturm's Calming Serum

iS CLINICAL Active Serum

Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum

SkinMedica's TNS Essential Serum

Peels can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars, melasma, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, and several other conditions. They can also be used to lighten dark spots. Chemical peels for lightening dark spots use chemical agents that enable the removal of the skin pigment melanin.

You should understand that all chemical peels carry some risks and uncertainties. A chemical peel is usually a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. While very rare, infection or scarring are risks of from chemical peeling treatments.


Most skincare professionals suggest moisturizing twice a day: once in the morning and once at night. This ensures your skin's moisture will remain constant both throughout the day and while you sleep, so you can always look forward to supple, healthy skin.

The difference between a moisturizer and a cream is that the moisturizer is a particular kind of matter that is used for restoring moistness into the skin or surface whereas cream is made from oil and used as a lubricant to avoid friction. In order to get into the habit of moisturizing, it is suggested that you do it at the same time every day, such as after you shower, or after you shave. These are ideal times to use moisturizer as your skin will still be wet.

Since your skin has different needs in the day versus the night, having moisturizers for both times of the day makes sense. Night cream often contains high concentrations of peptides and retinol that can impact your skin's sensitivity to the sun, so you wouldn't want to use them during the day. Studies show that skin repairs itself most effectively between 10 p.m.-midnight so you should apply night creams just before that. Night creams have been formulated specially to make the most of the skin's 'nighttime rhythm', in which it regenerates and repairs the day's damage. Some people use the same moisturizer for day and night.

Best face moisturizers

Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer

Youth to the People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Tula Skincare 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream

moisturizers for dry skin

Andalou Naturals Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream

The Body Shop Oils of Life Revitalising Sleeping Cream

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream

Avene Hydrance Optimale Riche hydrating cream

Weleda Skin Food

So, make sure you wash your face before going to sleep. And if you feel too tired to follow this routine daily, you can at least keep some face wipes or a face towel by your bed side so that you can apply it on your face at night. They will work best in removing dirt and impurities from your skin.

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