A Step-By-Step Guide to Your New Night Time Skincare Routine

Building the perfect night time skincare routine is an art, here are some of our best tricks to build yours!
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Jun. 30
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!The concept of beauty rest has always been around, but there’s a kernel of truth in there. At night, the skin holds more power to absorb the nutrients in your skincare products. There are also no environmental stressors at night, such as sun damage and environmental pollution, both of which you’re subjected to during the daytime. For these reasons, your nighttime skincare routine is extremely important. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all routine, but following a regimen backed up by science will help you achieve that highly-coveted glow. Ditch your old routine, stop following random skincare blogs, and follow this step-by-step guide instead. Stamped with approval by the skin experts, you’ll be blessed with that glow in no time: Step 1: Remove your makeup and other environmental debrisSleeping in without removing your makeup is a sin—it may very well be the culprit to that new pimple you’re nursing. The experts recommend beginning your nighttime skincare routine with a gentle makeup remover. Plenty swear by classics and cult favorites, such as micellar water and witch hazel toners. If you’re looking for a more natural remover, however, virgin coconut oil won’t let you down. Step 2: Wash your face with a mild cleanser After removing your makeup, it’s time to cleanse and refresh using your choice of facial wash. Regardless of your skin type, it’s integral to use a cleanser that won’t rid your skin of natural oils. Irritation is a side-effect of chemical-ridden products, as these disrupt your skin’s microbiome. You’ll be doing more harm than good, so choose your cleanser wisely!Step 3: Wipe your face (gently) with a tonerSubject to opposing sides, the use of a toner is perhaps the most divisive of all skincare routines. Many believe it’s utterly useless, while other people swear by its effects. For what it’s worth, however, experts encourage you to use them. Toner calibrates your skin, as it balances pH and moisture levels. For those suffering from oily skin, a toner serves as a magic potion. It’s best to use a mild one, though, especially products infused with tea tree oil, green tea, and other natural ingredients. Step 4: Treat your skin!The first three steps should be followed with zeal, but this step allows you a little more freedom. Here, you can customize your skincare routine according to your skin issues. Apply brightening serums or prescription products, along with any spot treatments. Eye creams are also essential, especially since this is where wrinkles and fine lines usually develop first. When looking for an eye cream, always choose a product that has peptides. This boosts hydration and firms your skin. Step 5: Moisturize To conclude your skincare routine, reach for your trusty moisturizer. Experts recommend using one that promotes skin repair, however, as well as a barrier against possible pollutants (your pillow, for instance). It’s also vital that you choose a hydrating product without clogging your pores. For the best moisturizers, opt for those products with hyaluronic acid—they help your skin retain moisture.Optional Step 6: Use a face maskIf it’s the weekend and if you have extra time to indulge, apply a face mask. Experts recommend using a mask once or twice a week, usually after cleansing and before your nighttime skincare routine. For the dry skin: A hydrating mask is best, such as those infused with snail mucin gel For the oily skin: A clay mask should be considered, as this rids your skin of any impurities and clogs For the acne-prone skin: A healing mask will help your skin get rid of acne, such as masks with tea tree oil ConclusionWhat may work for them may not work for you, but it’s always a good idea to follow a guide for your skin woes. This step-by-step nighttime skincare routine isn’t foolproof, mainly because it’s important to listen to your skin. There are specific products your skin may need, especially when it comes to acne treatments—use this as your journey’s foundation to glowing skin! For the latest on beauty products, trends, and reviews, keep in touch with us through the Cherie app! We believe in beauty without barriers, as well as the chance for your voice to be heard!
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