9 Night Time Skin Care Tips That Actually Work
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9 Night Time Skin Care Tips That Actually Work

From double-cleansing to changing out your pillowcase, we list the tips we know always work.

Skincare is a great tool we can use to get our minds off the ever-changing world we now live in. What we know to be true about skincare is enhanced by the fact that there are several other methods we can use to overcome some barriers we’re encountering in our routine. There are a million ways to cleanse the skin, switch up your evening routine, and even do an at-home spa treatment so your skin is pristine and beautiful. There are certain tricks you can implement now to change your skin for the better and we’ve listed them below! Keep reading for more tips for your evening skincare routine.

9 Easy To Do Tips For Your Evening Skincare Routine

1)  Double-cleansing:

Double cleansing

A good double cleanse is always key in preventing an outbreak the next day. When you use an oil-based cleanser, followed by a gentle water-based one, you are easily able to keep up with a good routine. According to MindBodyGreen’s interview with holistic esthetician Britta Plug, “It will remove dirt, pollution, dead skin cell buildup, excess oil, and, yes, makeup if you wear it. You should never go to bed with an unwashed face, as all of those impurities will just sit on your skin, clogging pores, triggering inflammation, and disrupting your skin’s microbiome. Double-cleansing is a method in which you first cleanse with an oil-based wash, followed by a gentle water-based one.”

2) Use heavier and more potent products at night:

they call her alfie facial firming serum
Image: They Call Her Alfie
According to MindBodyGreen, there’s a huge difference in using more potent products at night.
If you’ve ever wondered why there’s such a big emphasis on the difference between nighttime and daytime routines, it’s this: The skin is more permeable at night, meaning it’s more receptive to skincare products; however, that also means your skin loses significant hydration as you sleep. So if you want to make the most out of your beauty sleep, consider using your stronger actives in the evening, as well as applying a heavier, more occlusive moisturizer to seal it all in.

We absolutely love They Call Her Alfie’s Firming Facial Serum. It’s perfect for penetrating the skin barrier and really getting that goodness into your skin, especially at night.

3) Give yourself a spa treatment:

Best serums
Photo by Raj Rana on Unsplash

The evening, especially right now when you aren’t exposing your skin to any free radicals outside of the sun peeking through your window, is an important time to do everything you’ve been wanting to when it comes to having time for an at-home spa. Put on a mask, microneedle your face, or if you’re really fancy, do the next tip.

4) Use at-home light therapy:

best evening skincare routine
Image: Skin Inc.

There are million-in-one machines that are perfect for at-home use. We love Skin Inc.’s Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light++ . It’s a good mix of different light therapies that can switch from acne-fighting to wrinkle-eliminating and more. We’re obsessed with its different uses, and for the price of a single in-office treatment, it’s worth the use you’ll get out of it.

5) Create a bedtime routine:

Woman in bed with sheets over her holding a cup of coffee up.
Photo by Alexandru Acea on Unsplash

Use everything in your power to try and stay off your phone before bed. Sticking to a routine like a little R&R will ensure you get the night’s sleep you need for your body to work its own magic on regenerating.

7) Drink water before bed:

copper water bottle
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Drinking plenty of water per day is definitely a prerequisite for glowing skin. According to MBG, “Eight glasses of water a day, which amounts to 2 liters of water, is advised to ensure you’re properly hydrated, which will, in turn, leave your skin looking glowing and healthy.” Not only will this keep you hydrated as you sleep—as we explained before, but you also lose water through your skin while you sleep—research shows that drinking the recommended levels of water actually increases your dermal thickness.”

8) Use a silk pillowcase:

best evening skincare routine
Image: Slip

Silk pillowcases repel moisture and leave your skin just as beautiful as you left it last night. We recommend this silk pillowcase by Slip, it’s classic and incredibly beautiful.

9) Get an air purifier or a diffuser:

best evening skincare routine
Image: Vitruvi

According to MindBodyGreen, “A home air purifier is a great way to maintain a healthy appearance. For the best results, consider going with a modern high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air purifier. By protecting your skin from poor ventilation—by way of pollution coming in from the outdoors, as well as indoor irritants like synthetic materials, household chemicals, dust mites, and more—you limit the free-flowing particulate matter from penetrating your skin. This helps slow the aging process, improves skin tone, reduces rashes and dryness, and helps heal acne. We love this essential oil diffuser by Vutruvi for total relaxation and immersion into a zen space. Explore your options here!

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