We all understand the importance of a good skin care routine, especially as we grow older. Most of us are great at sticking to a morning ritual, but struggle when it comes to prepping our skin for the night. A consistent nightly routine is crucial as this is when your skin is given chance to rest, repair and target key problem areas.
But don’t stress. This doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process, or take up the majority of your evening. Our guide will break down each step and ensure your skin looks and feels it’s very best.
Before you sleep, it’s important your skin is entirely clean and clear of any makeup, oil and dirt. This is key as your next steps won’t work efficiently if your skin isn’t correctly cleaned. Discover our range of facial cleansers to clear, smooth and hydrate the skin, without stripping any of its natural oils.
For those who prefer a deeper clean, try double cleansing using an oil based cleanser followed by a water based cleanser. Oil based cleansers are great to use even if you suffer with oily skin, as they’re the most effective in dissolving oil and removing dirt.
For an even deeper cleanse, try using a cleansing tool from the FOREO range, designed for those with sensitive, normal and combination skin. Then if needed, follow up with an exfoliator 1-2 times a week. This will help to remove dead skin cells and allow your products to absorb and work more efficiently.
The next step in your nightly routine is to tone. This step is important for balancing your PH and moisture levels whilst keeping your skin hydrated. Toners also help to shrink your pores and provide a barrier against any environmental damage.
Over time toners have dramatically improved and no longer contain high amounts of alcohol or strip the skin. With a wide range available targeted at different skin types and concerns, choose the toner that works best for you.
Now is the time to target any problem areas you may have. Whether you suffer with dry or acne prone skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or you’re just in need of an uplift, treatments and serums are formulated to help.
These products deliver a high concentration of ingredients designed to target specific skin concerns, preventing any long term damage to the skin. Serums and treatments can also give the skin a firmer, smoother texture and decrease the appearance of pores.
With these products a little goes a long way, so decide on what or where you need to target, and choose a treatment/serum that works for you.
Using an eye cream is another crucial step in your nightly routine. The skin in these areas cry out for extra attention, as they’re the thinnest, most delicate areas of your face.
Unfortunately, the eyes also age the fastest, so we recommend protecting the area from a young age. Discover our range of eye creams to combat dark circles, puffiness and signs of ageing.
The final step in your nightly routine is to moisturise. As your skin works the hardest throughout the night, you can apply a thicker, more concentrated moisturiser to deeply nourish the skin.
You can also look out for products that will either hydrate or moisturise the skin. Both ensure your skin receives moisture but choosing between them will vary on your type of skin. If your skin feels dehydrated, then opt for a hydrator. If it feels dry or tends to flake, use a moisturiser to nourish and replenish the skin.
You can also give your skin a special treat with our range of facial masks. From sheet, clay and peel masks, choose your favourite and give your skin the indulgence it deserves.
It’s also important to take care of your skin from the inside out. By looking after your inner wellbeing, it will improve your physical and mental health but also have great benefits on your skin.