Building The Right Nighttime Skincare Routine

Does your skin sabotage you right before a big event? If you find yourself getting pimples right before a big date or acne popping up just in time for an interview, then it might feel like your skin uses your body’s internal clock against you. However, there is a way to fight back. What is this way?

Having the best nighttime skincare routine ever.

Seeing your best results starts with two things. The first is consistency. Routinely taking care of your skin multiplies your results and provides a foundation to push beyond what you thought possible. The second important factor is your order of operations in your daily routine. Did you know there was a proper order to your daily routine? If not, here’s the best night steps you can take (in order) to maximize how your skin looks each morning.

Makeup Remover

If you wear makeup during the day, the very first step in your night skincare routine should be removing it. Using a gentle yet effective makeup remover such as micellar water will wash away the day’s look without being too harsh on your skin.


While you should also use a cleanser in the morning, getting all of the day’s built-up dead skin, oil, and other pore-clogging bacteria off of your skin before bed is an absolute must. Depending on your skin type, you will want to choose either a moisturizing or exfoliating cleanser. Being aware of the ingredients in the product you decide on will also keep you making the right choices for your specific skincare needs.

Eye Cream

This is the first product that will stay on your face in your night routine. Utilizing your ring finger (to be as gentle as possible), dab on your eye cream. Try to find a product containing peptides and antioxidants, as well as hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and ceramides.

Toner or Essence

A good toner or essence will prepare your face to absorb the products that follow it. If you have dry skin, an essence will hydrate your face in the process. For more oily skin, choose a toner with hydrating properties such as glycolic or salicylic acid.


There are a number of possible serums to use, and each addresses different skin issues. For example, finding a serum with peptides and growth factors will repair your skin. Serums are also used to enhance the power of your moisturizer


Retinol should only be applied during your night skincare routine. It has many benefits, but to name just a few, retinol aids in reducing fine lines and pore size, increasing collagen and elastin production, removing dead skin and oil, unclogging pores, and evening out your skin tone. Retinol is a strong product, so proceed with caution.


A heavier moisturizing cream than your morning product will create and seal in moisture. Apply it when skin is still damp from your serum and retinol.

Spot Treatment

You only need to follow this step if you have active breakouts. If you have some acne, you can spot-treat it in your morning and night routine to heal them quickly.

Facial Oil

Face oil will produce a protective layer to lock moisture into your skin. Any product applied after this step will be less effective as it will not be as easily able to soak into your skin.

Skincare can be complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. By following these steps, you can have bright and beautiful skin that is easy to manage. However, while the regime is simple we know that finding the right products can be overwhelming, Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our skin care experts. We will help you find the perfect products to get you the dewy, glowing skin you desire!



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