Skin Care: How Morning and Night Routine Differ

Is your nighttime skincare routine any different from your morning?

With all that your skin has to go through the day night, it is actually essential that you make your morning skincare routine different from the one you carry out at night. You don’t need to have a lot of beauty products.  As a matter of fact, you can keep using your trusted products and just include some basic additions. 

The most important thing is that you meet your different skin’s needs at different times of day.

If you are a little unsure, then this list can help you better understand why you need to have separate routines for your mornings and nights.

Morning Skincare Routine

Your morning skincare routine should be all about protection. During the day, your skin is exposed to a lot of harmful factors. These include dirt, pollution, stress and even intense heat. 

  • Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any sweat and oil buildup on your skin while you were sleeping.
  • Apply a toner that is alcohol-free. Other than the toning effect, a toner can also bring back your skin’s moisture and hydration that have been lost during washing.
    Toner for: Normal Skin | Combination Skin | Oily | Dry | Sensitive
  • Use a moisturizer that contains SPF. It can make your skin moisturized while giving it the protection it needs against the harmful rays of the sun.
  • As for makeup, try using mineral based cosmetics as much as possible. These products allow your skin to breathe.

    Mineral Based Cosmetics: bareMinerals, YoungBlood, Jane Iredale, Laura Mercier.
  • You should also consider eating more fruits and vegetables during the day as these food are very high in antioxidants. They can help you combat wrinkles and premature skin aging.

Night Skincare Routine

Your night time routine, on the other hand, should focus more on nourishment. During the night, your body, including your skin, repairs and rejuvenates itself from all the damage it endured during the day. 
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner

  • Thoroughly clean your face with a gentle cleanser and remove any makeup you have.
  • Use a toner to remove deep seated dirts and to restore hydration on your skin.
  • Apply a rich moisturizer and if you prefer, you can also use a night time serum. It can help your skin repair itself faster to avoid premature skin aging.
  • You can include a good eye cream as well.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep – nothing beats a proper night’s rest.

It can be quite hard to break a routine particularly if you’ve grown comfortable with it. However, you should also remember that, change is often necessary for growth.

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