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Skincare During The Night : In the last article I wrote about the steps of winter skincare during the day – Read Here , now it’s time to share the evening routine.
Evening routines are a bit lengthy than the AM care because it’s the time when you clean off the dirt, relax and kick all the tiredness.
Skincare steps are divided into AM and PM. AM means the care we take during the day, and PM means the steps we do at night before going to bed.
PM Routine Step 1: Oil Based Double Cleanse
Double cleanse is advisable, to clean off all the dirt, make up and sunscreen that you’ve applied during the day. Double cleanse is generally oil based cleansers, make up removing balms and oils. Linking some good make up removing balms and oils below:
Some makeup cleansing oil and balm recommendations:
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Nykaa – Click Here
PureSense Macadamia Face Cleansing Oil
Nykaa – Click Here
SUGAR Cosmetics Coffee Culture Cleansing Balm Stick
Amazon – Click Here
PM Routine Step 2: Water Based Cleanser Wash
After using oil cleanse, clean you face with a water based cleanser. This is a good practice of Skincare During The Night.
Some cleanser recommendations:
PM Routine Step 3: Exfoliation (once or twice a month)
Exfoliating is the key to keep the skin healthy and glowing but the trick is, not to go overboard. Over exfoliation is a thing and it ruins the skin causing irritation, break outs, rashes and damages the skin barrier. So keep exfoliation under check and do it once a month. Twice maximum in rare cases and not more.
Some exfoliator recommendations:
PM Routine Step 4: Masking (once or twice a week)
Masking is an art of relaxing. Apply any washable mask on your face leaving the eye and lip area and you end up with rejuvenated skin and mood. Try masking once a week. Don’t do it everyday, it will end up making your skin dull. Be careful with mud masks. They might look innocent but some are really powerful ones that suck out dirt efficiently. Over use of those mask, will end up in sucking off all your natural oils that will either give you dry skin or the oil production on your face will work over time, giving you zits and more oily skin. Also, do not mask and exfoliate on the same day.
Some face mask recommendations:
PM Routine Step 5: Toner
Toner is said be a blessing in disguise. Those who tends to avoid toners in your routine, is seriously missing out on a major part. This is not a FOMO push to make you buy a product but seriously toners work in various ways. For starters, it increases the hydration of your skin. Choose any hydrating toners and you would know the difference from the very first use. Personally, I love toners because it decreases the use of other skincare products. If you have a layer of toner on your face, your skin will automatically reduce sucking huge amount of serums, and moisturizers. And thank me later for the glow.
Some toner recommendations:
PM Routine Step 6: Serum / Essense
Serum and essences are used to target particular issues that our skin is facing ATM.
Some serum and essence recommendations:
PM Routine Step 7: Sheet Masking (optional)
Sheet masking is an absolutely unnecessary step IMO, and a waste to our environment. The amount of one time use of plastics generates from sheet masks is unbelievable. I will ask most of you to reduce / cut off the use of sheet masks over all. Not a fan and certainly not giving out any recommendations.
PM Routine Step 8: Moisturizer
Many of you might feel like ditching moisturizers after so many steps. You feel that your skin had enough and a moisturizer is not necessary. Then you are wrong. It’s the end game. You need to seal off and lick all the products that you applied. If you don’t, all your work will literally evaporate.
Some moisturizer recommendations:
Minimalist Marula Oil 5% Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin
RE’ EQUIL Ceramide & Hyaluronic Acid Moisturiser Cream
PM Routine Step 9: Sleep Mask / Slugging
Slugging is the process of sealing off all the moisture into your skin by the use of a petroleum jelly which act as an occlusive. On very dry and cold winters, slugging actually helps in maintaining the hydration of your skin. You own jar of Vaseline is enough for this process.
Some product recommendations:
Vaseline Blueseal Petroleum Jelly
MaxRich YU Daily Use Cream For Effective
Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel
And thus ending my Skincare During The Night here. Take care of your skin. Drink water.
Toodles, Good Night!! 😴