Updated January, 2020
How tired are you at night that you almost sleep with your makeup on? Layers of makeup, air pollution, smoke, dust, and whatnot. Our skin goes through a lot after exposure to harsh environmental conditions.
These results to premature aging and skin damage.
Having a regular evening skincare routine will help improve skin condition. It helps tone, reduce skin blemishes, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.
Follow these simple steps to pamper your skin, even when you are about to sleep.
1. Remove your makeup
Most women love using makeup. Some go over-the-top by using tons of products. Primer, concealer, liquid foundation, setting powder, blush-on, and gazillion other products. With all the products women use to appear like a work of art, no wonder having clogged pores is a common problem.
Ever woken up with a zit that one time, ONE TIME, you forgot to take off your makeup? Take an extra minute to remove your makeup.
It is very important to remove makeup before going to bed. All those layers of products plus environmental pollution, will suffocate your skin.
Let your skin breathe and recuperate when you get your zzz's.
An alcohol-free makeup remover will help remove any traces of oils and makeup. Makeup remover wipes are also available if you are too tired to wash your face. (But let's face it, you survived the 1-hour it took to put your makeup on. Five minutes or less, to remove it should not be a problem.)
Don't be too lazy to remove the grime away. Your future self will thank you.
Oil cleansing can be a good idea too. Olive oil or coconut oil are good makeup removing agents that are non-drying. It cleanses the skin and it balances the skin’s natural oils.
This leads to a more nourished and moisturized skin, free from makeup residue.
2. Cleanse your skin properly
After removing makeup and impurities, wash your face with a cleanser fit for your skin type. Go for gel-based or water-based cleansers if you have oily skin. Use creamy facial cleansers if you have dry skin.
Skip the habit of using a bar of soap to wash your face. Not only is it harsh on your facial skin, it also strips the natural oils that keep your skin young and supple. Soaps leave your skin feeling tight and dry.
For a deep clean, consider Trophy Skin’s LaBelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula. It exfoliates and draws impurities and oil from deep within the pores.
3. Use a hydrating toner
Old formulations of toners have alcohol content but luckily, we are a long way from that. The market is now full of good-quality hydrating toners that help balance the skin's pH levels.
Depending on your skin's needs, you can choose from a wide array of toners in the market. Check out toners that addresses your personal skin care concerns.
4. I scream for Eye cream
The skin around the eyes is very fragile and sensitive. It is the most delicate area on your entire face and body. It is prone to dryness and it's where aging and fatigue starts showing.
Applying an eye cream can prevent wrinkles and bring back the moisture on the eye-area. It also help reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Do a gentle tapping motion when applying your favorite eye cream. Avoid pulling and tugging to prevent stretching the skin. Eye creams help brighten your under eye area too!
5. Use a facial serum for an added skin boost
Another must-have in your evening routine are serums. Serums contain a high concentration of active ingredients. Some target aging skin concerns, while some have brightening properties.
Serums contain the most potent dose of ingredients. Depending on the serum, it may be rich in antioxidants, peptides, and skin brighteners.
Think of it as a super-food for your skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a common ingredient in most anti-aging serums. It increases the skin's hydration and plumpness.
Use Trophy Skin's Argan Stem Cell Serum to soothe and rejuvenate your skin. It contains argan plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid and other active ingredients.
It has anti-inflammatory properties that makes it the perfect serum post microdermabrasion.
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6. Moisturize. No excuses.
You should use a moisturizer regardless of whatever skin type you have. Use a quality moisturizer to avoid skin dehydration. Moisturizers help hydrate and protect the skin and keep it from looking dull, dry and tired.
Go for creamy moisturizers with nourishing ingredients to hydrate dry skin.
If you have oily skin, don't think you don't need to moisturize. You do. And skip the normal tub of creamy moisturizers, it will make your skin oilier. Check out gel-based moisturizers to balance your skin's hydration instead.
7. Apply your favorite lip balm
The lips have thin skin and it has no sebaceous glands. This means that it cannot make its own oils to keep it moisturized.
It also has no melanin, which gives it no natural protection from the sun, adding more to dryness.
Keep your lips luscious and kissable by applying lip balm. Make sure you wiped off your lipstick to let your lips free of synthetic ingredients.
Our skin repairs and rebuilds at night time. A solid evening skincare routine is a must and it is wise to do it as a habit while young, before you even think about aging. As we establish a night skincare routine, it will allow the skin to breathe and restore to a healthy young glow. All while you sleep.
Post updated for 2019.