As your skin naturally repairs itself at night, your nighttime routine should be all about treatment and giving your skin what it needs. Applying your skin care products in the proper order ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product.
So which product goes on top of what, you ask? An easy rule of thumb to follow is to apply your products with the thinnest consistency to thickest, or from liquid to cream. Check out our list below to get an idea of the order of products you can apply during your evening skin routine:
1. Oil Cleanser/Make-Up Remover
Double cleansing has become a popular trend in skincare nowadays, where an oil-based product is used to breakdown make-up after the day, followed by a foaming cleanser! An oil cleanser is very easy to use; all you have to do is massage the oil into the skin and that's it. With more people being conscious of the waste of make-up removing wipes, oil cleansers are a great alternative.
Once completed with removing make-up, lather up a foaming cleanser to remove the makeup and oil residue. This step will really help to ensure you have a cleansed canvas, so that the other products in your nighttime skincare routine can do their jobs!
3. Eye Cream
Aside from addressing crow’s feet and dark circles, eye creams can also serve to protect your delicate eye area from your other skin care products that could cause some irritation. Our Perk Serum is a perfect under-eye product, which contains Vitamin E and caffeine to not only hydrate that area, but also help to minimize dark circles (when used morning and night regularly).
Toners help to provide balance to your skin. Depending on your skin type, it's best to find a toner that's best suited to your needs. Toners can help to make sure that there are no left over impurities from your cleansing steps!
Serums can treat a variety of different skin concerns. Depending on what you may be needing at this moment in time (addressing anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, acne etc.), your serum choice may vary. Some people may opt for Retinol, while some may go for Hyaluronic Acid. Serums are often packed with either prescription strength ingredients, or antioxidant ingredients, and are typically one of the last steps you should do in your nighttime regimen!
Using a night cream or moisturizer will really "seal" in all the layers of skincare you've just applied! Even if you feel that you have oily skin, do NOT skip on moisturizer. Our skin is exposed to so much each day, so it's best to make sure you are really locking in all the benefits from each skincare product you've just applied.
7. Spot Treatment
If you're struggling with acne or little breakouts, use your favorite acne treatment on your pimples to dry them out or kill bacteria.
8. Body Oil
Remember to moisturize your entire body once you've finished with your face! The entirety of your skin should be taken care of; our body oils are perfect for all-over, and absorb quickly so you can go to bed feeling so soft!