My top tips for your best night-time skincare routine
Finally home after a long, tiring day! Time to kick off those shoes, put your comfies on and cosy up on the sofa but wait a second….. don’t forget your night-time skincare routine. Make it simple enough to slot into your evening schedule and your skin will always be ready for that all important beauty sleep.
Cleanse the day away
Cleansing is absolutely necessary to lift and remove dirt and excess sebum that has built up on our faces during the day. One of my favourite treat cleansers is Eve Lom Cleansing Balm £55. This product starts as a balm and turns into creamy, liquid gold vitamins for your skin as you massage it in. When finished, simply wipe away with a warmer cloth. Heaven!
Serums are super concentrated, nutrient dense treatments that penetrate skin quicker than lotions or creams which make them an ideal night-time treat for you skin. Whether you are looking for an anti-aging elixir or a super hydrating potion, a good quality serum has the ability to transform your skin. I love The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + 1% £5, this amazing serum works well for oil control and minimising pores. It works by decongesting the skin and rebalancing sebum production so it stops breakouts and leaves skin looking brighter and clearer.
Soothe tired eyes with a night cream
Tired, red, puffy, Hay Fever eyes at the end of the day? Adding an eye cream to your night-time routine will not only relieve the symptoms of tired eyes, it will help to protect and replenish the delicate skin around the eyes too. I am a big fan of Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Eye Cream £15.50 and it appears Kylie Jenner is a fan too after she raved about it on her social media. This ‘miracle’ eye cream locks in the skin’s own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils. Say goodbye to puffy eyes and fine lines!
Get that all important Beauty Sleep
Sleep plays an important role in how well you look. Beauty sleep is an actual thing and it is essential for repairing the skin. If you wish for younger looking hair and skin there are a few night-time habits that can help. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase helps to soften wrinkles and lines because it causes less friction between your skin and pillowcase. Silk is also easier on the hair as it helps to avoid tangles and breakage. Sleeping on your back can help wrinkles spreading due to repeated pressure on the skin which happens over time. Changing your pillowcases often means that you will never be resting your face on top of bacteria night after night. Wear your hair up to avoid its natural oils from transferring onto your complexion during the night and say goodbye to bed head at the same time. Win Win!
Sweet Dreams x
By Laura Pugh
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