We recently covered an easy daytime anti-aging routine, and now we’re going to discuss an anti-aging skincare routine for night that is just as easy, and just as effective.
Repair, restore, and rejuvenate are all key words when it comes to a winning nighttime skincare routine. The cells of your body repair themselves while you sleep, making night the perfect time to use ingredients that will boost those natural mechanisms. It is also the ideal time to use richer, or more intensive products that otherwise would be too heavy during the day, or contain ingredients that could cause sensitivity to the sun. We’ve put together a simple and easy skincare routine for night that will provide maximum anti-aging benefits in minimal time.
Step 1: Cleanser. Cleansing at the beginning of your routine will remove all traces of makeup, sweat, or oil that your skin has accumulated during the day and prepare your skin for any treatments you apply next. We like to use a soothing eye makeup remover like Lierac Demaq Eye Make Up Remover to remove even stubborn waterproof mascara before moving on to cleansing the rest of our face. Following that with a cleanser such as Shiseido Benefiance WR24 Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam will remove makeup and other impurities without stripping your skin.
Step 2: Exfoliator. A gentle peel will exfoliate the top layer of your skin, dissolving dead, dulling skin cells and allowing fresh, younger cells to come up to the surface; refining skin texture, softening wrinkles, and fading dark spots. Filorga Age – Peel is a two-step skin peel that uses papain enzymes and a slew of hydroxy acids to visibly smooth the skin and restore a brighter, younger-looking complexion.
Step 3: Retinol. Dermatologists all over the world agree that retinol is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients around. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol’s unique structure allows it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin, where it encourages healthy cell production and improves turnover. This, in turn visibly smooths wrinkles and fine lines from the deepest layers of the skin, while evening out skin tone, improving firmness. SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5 is a night treatment that contains retinol for maximum anti-aging benefits and algae extract to soften and protect against environmental damage.
Step 4: Eye Cream. We don’t need to tell you how important a great eye cream is. At night, you can swap your lightweight creams for a heavy-duty balm that will infuse the skin around your eyes with much needed moisture and TLC. SkinCeuticals Eye Balm is a rich treatment balm that has been formulated to soothe puffiness and calm irritated skin while nourishing and boosting collagen production for firmer, brighter, suppler skin.
Step 5: Moisturizer. Skin tends to become drier as we get older, causing fine lines and wrinkles to become more prominent. A nourishing moisturizer will boost hydration levels to plump up your skin and minimize the appearance of pesky lines and should be an integral part of your routine. Lock in moisture with a cream like Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Overnight Regeneration Cream. This multitasking cream has been formulated to work overnight to soften and plump your skin while improving overall skin health.